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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 18 attractions in Monroe
Type: History Museums, Military Museums
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OnTheRoad, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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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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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

General Claire Chennault is the reason for its establishment but the history of aviation in Northeast Louisiana is rich but probably little known outside of the area. Easy access off I-20 and worth more than most that I have visited. The General's niece, Nell, is the director thus the personal touch and link to the past. Close to Selman field,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The Chennault Aviation & Military Museum is a wonderful place to spend a day and read and listen to the history. Most times when I go , I see at least one veteran visiting or several which makes the place much more than just a museum. In the US, there were many soldiers that came through Selman field for training,so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

we enjoyed all this place offered. A lot of interesting itemsto look at. The ladiesare very knowledgeable about everything there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

I was so surprised at this museum! I never expected such a thorough and varied array of war artifacts, especially for free admission! I have been in museums that charge and are not nearly as good. From the Civil War to Iraq, there are plenty of real artifacts to view with good labeling and information. The docents are passionate about... More

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Monroe, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Chennault Aviation and Military Museum, as it is named, is a tribute to General Claire Chennault, who led the Flying Tigers in China prior to WWII. They are still trying to get more aircraft, so some reviewers are correct about the lack of planes. However, the collection of items in the Museum covers Gen. Chennault's career, as well as... More

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Monroe, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The ladies and gentlemen here really know the history behind the exhibits @ this museum. It is a little history lesson on the area and the beginning of Delta airlines. The military exhibits are very informative also.

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Searcy, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Had the misconception that we would be viewing several military aircraft but only saw a few in a grassy, adjoining lot and hangar which may or may not have been part of the museum. Once inside, we were pleasantly surprised. We were greeted by an enthusiastic young man who gave us an overview of the museum's collection, set up the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

Excellent museum. Staff are wonderfully helpful and informative, and share the same enthusiasm for history as you do. They are very knowledgeable. The museum is advertised as the "Chennault Aviation and Military Museum"

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This small museum is well put together, with a lot to interest locals and plenty to interest out-of-towners too. It's relatively small and compact, a good compendium of pictures, newsarticles, artifacts, uniforms and other items from many wars, not just WWII.

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