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Chennault Aviation and Military Museum

701 Kansas Ln, Monroe, LA 71213
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Monroe
Type: History Museums, Military Museums
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Herndon, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stumbled upon this museum by accident and were very glad we went. It's not a classic aviation museum in that you won't see many aircraft. But you will see room upon room of fascinating memorabilia and artifacts. There was even remnants of a Japanese kamikaze aircraft on display. The people who work there definitely treat it as a labor... More

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marietta, ga
20 reviews 20 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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37 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
38 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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