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Louisiana State Exhibit Museum

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Address: 3015 Greenwood Rd, Shreveport, LA 71109-4640
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+1 318-632-2020
09:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00

The Louisiana State Exhibit Museum opened in 1939 as part of the Public...

The Louisiana State Exhibit Museum opened in 1939 as part of the Public Works Administration. It is a Louisiana agriculture, industry, art, and history museum. Admission is free and open to the public and the museum is handicap accessible.

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Must See this Museum

This is a must see museum if you are new to Louisiana. A wonderful mix of current and ancient history. Exquisite dioramas and a great collection of artifacts. Best of all - it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tipp City, Ohio
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Tipp City, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see museum if you are new to Louisiana. A wonderful mix of current and ancient history. Exquisite dioramas and a great collection of artifacts. Best of all - it is free. Don't miss this one

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This museum is a must see for out of towners. Wayne Waddell is the Director of the Musuem and has done a wonderful job. He has arranged to have many traveling expositions nationally as well as internationally. As a little boy I remember staying hours inside just looking at the many diaramas depicting life in Louisiana as it was in... More 

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Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you visit again. More 

Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Believe it or not, this museum is free!! I was skeptical because it was free, but the exhibits were authentic and educational. To take a break, enjoy a leisurely stroll inside (with plenty of benches to stop for anytime you want to rest), THIS IS THE TICKET.

1 Thank Pat T
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Lots of interesting displays of 19th & 20th century Louisiana history. Although the diarama displays are old fashioned, they are very well done artistically and quite informative. Also on display are many Louisiana historical artifacts including a low production, locally manufactured, brightly colored automobile that was produced around 1910 to compete with Ford's black-only Model T.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I remember visiting the La. State Exhibit Museum with my parents and grandparents when I was growing up. So much to see and learn there! This museum has many interesting and unique exhibits. The old building has a special atmosphere. Visiting this museum will become a special and treasured memory!

1 Thank Karen M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I have always loved coming here since I was a little girl. The exhibits are really neat and it is very interesting. It is a must see for families and a learning experience. When the State Fair is in town I never miss this exhibit. It is a tradition for me.

1 Thank Melissa E
Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

This museum is all about Louisiana. Admission is free to this amazing place that features whatever you want to know about the state from the Indians that originally inhabited Louisiana to the time the museum opened. There are dioramas, items on display, lots of information about the exhibits including QR codes that can be scanned for more in depth info.... More 

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Minden, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This museum is located at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds in Shreveport. If you're in the area stop by and take a look. It's very interesting and doesn't cost a fortune to visit. It is circular in shape so, you basically end where you began. You'll probably spend a few hours here.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Recently attended a high school class reunion function here and everyone was pleasantly surprised at what an impressive setting this was!

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Visit all of the local artists exhibits that make Shreveport an artsy place. Especially see the ML Vinck engravings. All the staff are so very helpful (ask for Nita).

Thank Jetty_Jeff

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