First, follow our Full-day Itinerary to see everything The National WWII Museum has to offer. On your drive back to Dallas, continue your exploration of World War II history with these incredible stops along the way.
- See vintage WWII aircraft at Louisiana's only active Air Force Base at the Barksdale Global Power Museum in Bossier City, only 3 miles from I-49. Get your access pass here 30 days before your visit!
- Don't miss the fascinating story of General Claire Chennault and the Flying Tigers at the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum in Monroe. It's 105 miles from the I-49/I-20 split, but worth the drive.
- Some are heroes on both the battlefield and sports field. We honor our WWII veteran athletes at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and tell the story of how the war shaped the region, in Natchitoches, 5 miles from I-49.
- President Eisenhower and General Patton called the Historic Hotel Bentley home during training exercises. Break up your drive and see a WWII exhibit in one of the loveliest hotels in the state in Alexandria, only 1 mile from I-49.
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame has a Military Discount available. Barksdale Global Power Museum, Chennault Aviation and Military Museum and Historic Hotel Bentley have free admission. Make sure to book your free access pass to Barksdale Global Power Museum 30 days before your visit.
Please check to confirm that each venue is open prior to your trip.
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