Barksdale Global Power Museum

Barksdale Global Power Museum, Shreveport

Barksdale Global Power Museum

Barksdale Global Power Museum
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9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Military museum features authentic uniforms, battle exhibits and aircraft dating back to World War I.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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TheGatesClan
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA503 contributions
Great Aircraft but a WARNING
Jan 2021 • Couples
You rarely see bombers at air museums so this area of Barksdale AFB, with a nice collection of bombers, made for a great visit. From B-17 through B-52s including my favorite, the F-111.
Now the WARNING.
As others have mentioned, entry onto the base was problematic. But not just for foreigners. Followed the directions on the website and attempted many calls to the museum with no answer. It was only through the help of an amazing person in Security (not related to the museum process) that we were able to enter to see the impressive aircraft up close and the museum.
I completely understand the need for security as I’m in the aviation industry, but there should be better communication and support for the entry permits. All I can suggest is email and call as much as it takes to confirm approval before arriving. And if you have trouble like we did, don’t take it out on the guards. They have a job to do to maintain security for the base’s safety and should be applauded for there service. I read some terrible reviews where it seemed people became verbally aggressive with the guards. Don’t be “that guy”.
I would just hope they improve their approval communication if this museum remains.
Written January 21, 2021
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Tim R
46 contributions
Outstanding family event!
Dec 2019 • Family
Free! Go on Barksdale Air Forse base and see a variety of planes up close. Inside the museum is fact based dioramas about the base and its origin. Great for kids to see and experience an Air Force base.
Written July 18, 2020
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Timothy L
4 contributions
Quick and Educational
Dec 2019 • Couples
Great stop for the history of the Air Force base and the air planes that were stationed at the base. Great display of actual aircraft outside. You can walk around and take as much time as you want. We spent less then 3 hours and were able to see the everything.
Written December 13, 2019
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rcd131
Haslet, TX4 contributions
Went to look at the planes
Sep 2019
The Museum is very well maintianed and they have a large collection of planes. When visiting be sure to check out the rooms inside the building. Alot of great stuff to look at and read.
Written November 25, 2019
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David K
Meridian, MS61 contributions
Nice Aviation Displays
Sep 2019
The museum is really small, but it has a nice collection. The real thing to visit is the outdoor aircraft. They have about 20 planes. A nice collection of bombers. B-29, B-17, B-24 from WWII along with a P-51. From modern times they have a F-111, Vulcan, B-52, and SR-71 along with Mig-21. The best part is using the free phone app walking tour. Highly recommend it. They were a little light on some planes like the P-51, but my wife really enjoyed it.
Written September 16, 2019
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Mark062017
Bossier City, LA166 contributions
Interesting
Sep 2019 • Couples
If you’re into aeronautical history, then you should visit this place. There are several different types of aircraft on display and a museum too!
Written September 16, 2019
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Carolyn J
San Antonio, TX189 contributions
Military history
Jul 2019 • Friends
This is a great little museum located on Barksdale AFB. Open to the public. It may be small but it packs a lot of well done displays and memorabilia inside. Don’t forget the static displays outside. If you are at all interested in aviation, military history or local history, it’s not to be missed.
Written August 18, 2019
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Traveler
1 contribution
Dangerous - Don't Go
Jul 2019 • Couples
We were stopped at the North gate entrance where the guards ordered us out of the car we were placed under armed guard and left to stand in the hot sun for 30 minutes where traffic stared at us like criminals while our car was car was completely searched. We are a middle aged couple on vacation with a car full of the usual travel junk, no guns, drugs, or anything else dangerous. It was not the search that we found frustrating but rather the rudeness off the guards it was obvious that they did not want civilians on "their" base.
Written July 25, 2019
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EricWayne
11 contributions
Nice place
Jul 2019 • Family
Went to see the planes. Good variety of planes outside and nice displays and artifacts inside the museum. Staff was very friendly. Free to get in, there is a donation area. Great place to learn the history of different air crafts
Written July 2, 2019
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Jules75
70 contributions
Closed on Sundays
Jun 2019 • Family
I read on a different website (first mistake) the museum was open on Sundays. 6 yr. old was very disappointed it was closed. Ended up parking in the adjacent bank parking lot and looking through the fence. Will have to go back.
Written June 3, 2019
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Barksdale Global Power Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM