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North Louisiana Military Museum.

North Louisiana Military Museum

Field review by the editors.

Ruston, Louisiana

Probably one of the most densely-packed museums anywhere, it displays a collection assembled over decades by the museum's dedicated curator-director, Ernie Stevens, who also designed all of the exhibits. Louisiana's Secretary of State said there were more artifacts in this museum than any other in the state -- and it isn't a very large museum, space-wise. It includes tanks, helicopters, howitzers, Nazi uniforms, artifacts from the U.S. High School Victory Corps, a complete collection of all 52 medals awarded by the South Vietnamese government. "A $10,000 facility with more than $1 million in artifacts." "All weapons are inoperable for your safety." Open since 1995.

North Louisiana Military Museum

North Louisiana Military Museum

201 Memorial Drive, Ruston, LA
I-20 exit 85. Drive south a half-mile and turn left onto Georgia Ave., then make the third right onto Memorial Drive. Look for the water tower.
Tu-Sa 10-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
RA Rates:
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