North Louisiana Military Museum.

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, 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."

Louisiana Military Museum

North Louisiana Military Museum

Address:
201 Memorial Drive, Ruston, LA
Directions:
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.
Hours:
Th-Sa 10 am - 4 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
318-251-5099
RA Rates:
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