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Stopped to visit as doing road trip. Great small museum. Was greeted at door by the director of... read more

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I couldn't believe a museum of this caliber was free, because the museum has an incredible... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Ruston, Louisiana
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Exhibits feature uniforms, weapons, flags, training gear, aircraft and vehicles from almost every conflict in American history. Compare the tools of war from the Civil War era with modern combat technology and learn the stories of local heroes and...more
201 Memorial Dr, Ruston, LA 71270-3955
+1 318-251-5099
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped to visit as doing road trip. Great small museum. Was greeted at door by the director of museum. Free ,but should charge. Lots of exhibits to look at. Some rare ones. And I like the personal stuff. The gun displays were amazing. After a...More

Thank baldrickScotland
Reviewed 5 August 2018

I couldn't believe a museum of this caliber was free, because the museum has an incredible collection of military artifacts. Every wall in the building, which seems a lot bigger on the inside, is covered from artifacts from floor to ceiling. The museum has weapons...More

Thank Rusty_Tom
Reviewed 31 May 2018

While the building may be small, the curators have amassed an impressive array of military artifacts from the breadth of U.S. history. The World War II period is especially well represented with many items from Nazi Germany and Japan. Admission is free and there is...More

Thank rglaze2018
Reviewed 28 March 2018

Small museum with simple exhibits. Interesting if you have never seen this type of materials before but these items are not unusual and very basic. Nothing outstanding.

1  Thank Hoach
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

One of the best military museums I've ever seen. It's free, but deserving of a donation. Military artifacts from all major conflicts. Great education for older children, to learn how their freedom was won.

Thank msmick57
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This locally-operated museum is jam packed with artifacts from every major armed conflict from the Civil War to the war on terrorism. It has a local flavor as it highlights locals who have served as well as many artifacts they brought home. It would be...More

Thank roughedge
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I'm ashamed I've lived here so long and never visited. This is a great museum packed with history. Beautiful displays with tons of artifacts. Free but very deserving of a donation!

Thank Keylargo77
Reviewed 11 February 2017

If this review is useful, please give me a “helpful” vote. 1. My Background/Expectations. This was my first visit to the museum. As a retired U.S. Marine Corps Infantry Officer and history enthusiast, I am always on the lookout for military museums when I am...More

1  Thank raj0302
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Nowadays there are two types of museum - an activities museum and a collection museum - this is the latter - and what a collection of militaria it is too, spanning Civil War to Gulf War. Hardly a square inch goes unused, even the restroom...More

1  Thank danglemoongroup
Reviewed 1 July 2016

This place is packed with artifacts from every war that America has been involved in. The best part is the fact the Ernie that runs the museum can tell you a story about pretty much every single artifact in the museum.

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