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“What a pleasant surprise”

Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Monroe
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
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.

Thank Gran7
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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.

Thank enochs
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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.

Thank shopgir
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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.

Thank Bellke
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

Our boys decided they wanted to stop here. I was kinda skeptical but it was lots of fun and very informative. They even want to go back. This is a great way to spend an afternoon with the kiddos

Thank Amy W
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