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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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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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Keithville, Louisiana, United States
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Keithville, Louisiana, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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retiredJB
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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Monroe, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Very interesting museum. Free Admission. Excellent for all ages. History of military men and women from Louisiana and Arkansas. History of WWII Selman Field training camp and Delta Airlines history. Excellent tour guides with knowledge and skills.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Simple layout that makes it easy for any age to understand the truly magnificent acts of bravery were displayed by the men from our area.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Some very interesting displays. Well presented and very authentic. Would not drive to Monroe just to see it, but wouldn't leave Monroe till I did.

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