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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
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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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My fatherin law has a brick here

We went to see my father-in-laws brick we had purchased and were amazed at how many others had done so. We also walked around the grounds and even though it is a small memorial it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2015
canvasguy30043
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Lawrenceville, Georgia

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We went to see my father-in-laws brick we had purchased and were amazed at how many others had done so. We also walked around the grounds and even though it is a small memorial it is packed with great information. If you are in Monroe, this attraction only takes a few minutes as it is located close to the airport.

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Crystal Springs, Mississippi
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The museum is a nice place to visit, plenty of items but mostly about people from the area who have been in the military. I was disappointed that there wasn't a P-40 or replica knowing that was what General Chennault was famous for but nice all the same.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

This museum is a Must Visit in Monroe. It is very well managed and maintained. Clair Chennault has a special room. All branches of the Military are represented. You will be very pleased.

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Thank Envirobuilding
San Antonio, Texas
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67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

If you watch Duck Dynasty you will want to stop and visit this museum. If you don't watch the show you should still be interested in the history and most people have some Military background. And/or a relative at least. As we got out of the car 3 helicopters flew over. Really cool.

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Thank wanderingtraveler707
Jones, Louisiana
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I live in northeast Louisiana and my sister came to visit from Maryland, my daughter and partner and grandson from Mississippi, and friend from Monroe, all visited the museum. We had a wonderful guided tour. My father was Ranger in WWII and a military career officer, so military things are of interest to me. This is a great museum.

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Thank Barbara S
United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

If you are in the Monroe area it is worth stopping in and seeing. I would liked to have stayed longer but our 11 month old and 2 year old made it hard to enjoy as their attention spans do not last that long.

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Thank OhioFamilyMan2015
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

I brought my son here, because I use to come here. I wanted to witness the place where I leaned. We were welcomed as we entered with enthusiastic employees. The lady offered to show us around the museum, because it had been remodeled since my last trip. To sum it up my son and I had a wonderful and most... More 

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Thank Jonathan R
Texas
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41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Like me, you've probably never heard of Gen. Claire Lee Chennault, but his history shows how one person can have international significance. Gen. Chennault had a turbulent career, culminating in his work training Chinese fighter-pilots. Even today this man, probably unknown by most Americans, is remembered by many in China and Taiwan as the person who helped save their country... More 

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San Angelo, United States
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

WWII history buffs will enjoy this volunteer run museum. They have collected uniforms, arms, memorabilia from individual family honoring their family member and made displays showing their private collection and their story. Fascinating and very interesting. Very helpful staff, all veterans who will offer their colorful slant on things.

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Thank Raymond V
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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

My husband and two boys made a visit here and enjoyed learning. Lots to look at. Very nice gentleman walked around with them and explained what they were looking at. Good experience for our boys!

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