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Chennault Aviation and Military Museum

701 Kansas Ln, Monroe, LA 71213
318-361-9020
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Monroe
Type: History Museums, Military Museums
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marietta, ga
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My husband is a HUGE aviation fan. He went there because there is a Chennault Air Force base in Illinois. He was hoping to learn more about the man, but that wasn't to be.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The friends I was vacationing with wanted to visit here and I'm glad they did because it's a really enjoyable museum. Many of the displays and artifacts have a local connection - the aerial crop dusting company that became Delta Airlines moved to Monroe in 1925, a year after it was formed, and there's a large display of Delta history... More

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texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

From the outside this musuem seems pretty modest, but inside it is much larger than it appears and is one of the best done aviation museums I have seen. The staff, including General Chennalult's grand daughter, are very friendly and helpful. After a quick orientation by a guide I was left to tour the museum at my own pace. A... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Stop in. You will learn a great deal about aviation history. This is quite different than I imagined. The exhibits were very diverse and I was extremely pleased that I stopped here. I believe that I have a pretty good knowledge of this period of time, I saw things that I did not know even existed. I stayed much longer... More

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I have been to the museum on several occasions with various groups. The museum is good for the school aged kid to the young at heart. It is a must see if you enjoy military history!

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Monroe, Louisiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This museum is a real gem. It tells the stories of real people in real war situations. It is named after Gen. Claire Chennault, the leader of the famous "Flying Tigers" who fought the Japanese after they invaded China early in the 2nd World War.

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Young Harris, Georgia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

After dinner at Mane St we asked what else should we see in the area. The owner told us to see Chennault. We drove over knowing it was closed but knew there'd be planes & other items to see outside. We were in luck. There was a meeting going on inside. The manager came out & asked if we wanted... More

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Blairsville, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We are visiting West Monroe and went out to east. When paying we asked the owner things to see and he told us of Chennault Aviation and Military Museum. We went even though it was after 6:00 p.m. and probably closed but would see it outside.They were having a dinner function and saw us and invited us in to look... More

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glendora, ca
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153 reviews 153 reviews
37 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

this is the man who led them in china it is in a military style bldg. with a good collection of military items it does have some items you would not have seen in another museum they have an old ww2 plane they just got and are working on so we were unable to see it, which was a disappointment... More

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OnTheRoad, USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Our family visited the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum in Monroe. We only had an hour and a half to tour this free museum, and it was not nearly enough time for us history lovers. The museum is clean and well laid out, much of it being in chronological order. There is a short informative film on the history of... More

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