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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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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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One of the Finest Attractions Monroe Has To Offer

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2016
jrsmith8
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Monroe, Louisiana

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Monroe, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
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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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

If your into World War Two this is a place you need to go to.its not a large building but is laid out so they have many displays. The name is derived from a general who fought in ww2 and the director of the museum is his granddaughter who is a very nice lady.it would be time well spent to... More 

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Thank Timmy G
Houston, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

My wife and I visited CAMM a few years ago and frankly this experience changed our life. Much of this was due to the Executive Director of the Museum and a Board Member of the Foundation - Nell Calloway. While Monroe, located in Norhen Louisiana, is out of the way for most travellers, this experience is well worth the time.

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Thank Leonard C
Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Large selection of interesting military items. General Chennualt a great American hero is honored. Staff is very dedicated and knowledgable. One of the best sites to vist in area.

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Thank Michael M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Lots of great things to see. The videos and displays we great. For the size it does not disappoint. The staff is great. They greeted us upon our arrival and ask where we were from. Then ushered us into a room to watch a video. Lots of historic facts to take in.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

My GF and I were visiting her parents in Monroe, LA and we went to the Chennault Museum. I knew of Chennault from one of the most famous "Flying Tigers", so I was very interested in this museum. Such a nice place, and a great staff who were very helpful. It was great to see the displays of the local... More 

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