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Chennault Aviation and Military Museum

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Address: 701 Kansas Ln, Monroe, LA 71213
Phone Number: +1 318-362-5540
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Located in one of the last standing buildings from the World War II Selman...
Located in one of the last standing buildings from the World War II Selman Field Army Air Corps Navigation School, the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum highlights northeast Louisiana's impact on aviation and military history. Admission is always free. Exhibits feature weaponry, uniforms, photographs, documents and other artifacts. A growing collection of military aircraft is located outside. All branches of the U.S. military are featured, from World War I through the present day, and there are also exhibits on Selman Field (which trained over 15,000 navigators) and Delta Airlines (which was born in Monroe from a regional crop dusting service). An extensive exhibit is dedicated to the life and times of Gen. Claire L. Chennault (a northeast Louisiana native) and his Flying Tigers fighter group.
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Don't miss the military/aviation museum!

This small building, originally used during World War II for training, is packed with memorabilia, artifacts, photos and much more. This is a go-to for local schools to get a real... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This small building, originally used during World War II for training, is packed with memorabilia, artifacts, photos and much more. This is a go-to for local schools to get a real history education. You may not think they could have much in there but you will be pleasantly surprised. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The director is a granddaughter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My husband is a pilot so we've been here a few times. I've enjoyed it both times and so did my little sis. Would recommend to come to see everything! Lots of fun stuff to see!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Great history of WWII. While Chennault's name is on it, this museum was not just about him. They had stories from veterans from WWI to present day. It is small but worth the stop if you enjoy military history.

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Keithville, Louisiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very interesting with different themed rooms. We were interested to also find out it was also the training facility and the "birthplace" of Delta Airlines.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We first saw two short films and then we had a person who have us about a 30-45 minute talk about the life of Chennault. Amazing what he held in his head. There was no doubt what his passions were. He literally could have talked into the next day, but he had someone be his timekeeper. Then, we were led... More 

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Natchez
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

What a treasure in Louisiana. There is a great history museum. The local history and size of the collection of small and large artifacts is outstanding.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Very interesting displays from all different branches of service and wars. It's managed by the very knowledgable granddaughter of General Claire Chennault. It's a great place to visit and learn some history.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This museum is full of military memorabilia and stories of U.S. wars, especially World War II. There are a couple of restored military aircraft. What I found so interesting are the stories and memorabilia of several local people. Several times in the past few years, this museum has hosted the Traveling Viet Nam Memorial Wall....very touching.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

A very nice museum that is something everyone should go through , young and old . They do have recordings for veterans to document their history for the Smithsonian . If you are a veteran please take 45 minutes to be interviewed about your experience.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is turning into very interesting place to visit. It started off as a little place that exhibited a few items of local interest but over the last few years they've added a lot of items to the collection and expanded made it much more interesting. It very easy to get to from I-20. Anyone interested in WW2 or military... More 

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Additional Information about Chennault Aviation and Military Museum

Address: 701 Kansas Ln, Monroe, LA 71213
Phone Number: +1 318-362-5540
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Monroe
Open Hours:
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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