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“A tremendously extraordinary treasure memorializing Northeast Louisiana"s contribution to the World.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chennault Aviation and Military Museum

Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
701 Kansas Ln, Monroe, LA 71213
+1 318-362-5540
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Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Monroe
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Owner description: 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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“A tremendously extraordinary treasure memorializing Northeast Louisiana"s contribution to the World.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

This venue has the capacity to perpetually articulate the significance and relevance of the accomplishments of the people and how their bold aspirations meaningfully shaped the World as we know it today.

William L McElroy, AIA

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Crossett
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“What a pleasant surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

My 7 year old grandson and I visited this well-done museum recently. The collection of war memorabilia is amazing. It is well organized. The introductory video is informative. The displays are well organized. The volunteers are helpful and welcoming. We will visit again.

Visited December 2012
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Monroe, Louisiana
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“Best in N. E. La.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Outstanding small museum, operation with very little funds from the State-great history of Gen. Claire Chennault, born nearby, who led the Flying Tigers AVP to fight the Japanese in early WW2,with very little help, Museum Director is his granddaughter.

Visited December 2012
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West Monroe, Louisiana
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“thank you”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

great job. so much history here. nice friendly staff.a wonderful place to reflect on the past. i suggest this as you first stop.

Visited April 2012
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Monroe, Louisiana
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“Big Little Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

I was very impressed my visit there. From the size of the building I was thinking I would kill 15-20 min walking through it. Boy was I wrong. Anyone interested in aviation will easily spend an hour or more looking at the exhibits and taking it all in. It has a lot of "local interest" stuff but will interest people from out of the area.

The staff is very friendly and wants to tell you about everything. It's well worth the stop. It's fairly easy to get to off of I-20. Think it needs to be promoted more. It's a real gem in the making.

Visited May 2012
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