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Chennault Aviation and Military Museum

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Address: 701 Kansas Ln, Monroe, LA 71203-4775
Phone Number: +1 318-362-5540
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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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Fantastic look into Military history

Should be required history for teens & preteens....adults also. Very good layout...displays very detailed. A great look into the lives of those sacrificed so much.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
BG D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Should be required history for teens & preteens....adults also. Very good layout...displays very detailed. A great look into the lives of those sacrificed so much.

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Oak Grove, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you enjoy aviation history and military exhibits, this museum in Monroe, La is the place to go. It is well-organized and easy to self-navigate to the exhibits that appeal most to your individual interests.

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Thank mam3843
West Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited this museum many times. My boys love to see all of the different items on display. We could stay for hours!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 2 sons here to check it out. It's a small museum but it has many interesting items to see. My sons enjoyed it. It's not usually busy and to the best of my memory I believe it was free to get in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surprising what is inside this museum. Much more than appears from the outside. Friendly greetings, well laid out, excellent displays, well explained. A real MUST SEE! Visited many times since I live close. Always interesting.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This is truly a wonderful place to visit---history brought to life. The highlights are the five to 10 minute introductory film that tells you about the history of Selman Field and the airman for whom it was named. Thereafter, you roam around to various rooms that show the troop movements of various wars. Of particular interest to me was World... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The museum is an interesting and informative collection of WW II memorabilia much of it related to Claire Chennault of Flying Tigers fame. The exhibits give a small taste of what these and other Armed Service members when through and accomplished in order to keep our country free. It's a shame that so many of our political leaders of the... More 

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Hilltop Lakes, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

I spent several hours here. Lot of history from persons serving in the local aera. Lots of documents to read and see.

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Thank Marwynn
Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

On a whim, we took out-of-town friends to the Museum and were pleasantly surprised by how interesting it is. We are eager to return and will take future guests there as well.

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

My Father flew in, what was then, Strategic Air Command during the late 1950's, piloting B-36's out of Carswell AFB TX and had often talked of a General Chennault. Consequently, when I was here in Monroe on business, I had to stop in and visit the museum. This is a beautifully setup museum ... more like a "library" ... of... More 

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