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Barksdale Global Power Museum

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Address: 88 Shreveport Rd, Barksdale AFB, Shreveport, LA 71110-2088
Phone Number:
+1 318-752-0055
Today
09:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Military museum features authentic uniforms, battle exhibits and aircraft...

Military museum features authentic uniforms, battle exhibits and aircraft dating back to World War I.

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Military aviation history

A small but very well put together military museum. The aircraft outside tell a story covering 60 years of military air power. The items they have on display inside cover almost... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 November 2016
Patricia B
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1. Bottom Line Up Front. As a retired Marine Corps Infantry Officer and history enthusiast, I have had the privilege of visiting quite a few museums of this type all across the United States so my expectations are typically very high; I was not disappointed. I wold readily visit this museum again. 2. Details of my visit. I visited the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

A small but very well put together military museum. The aircraft outside tell a story covering 60 years of military air power. The items they have on display inside cover almost a hundred years. The information that you get from both of these displays is more than you can find on a history book. Visit if you are in the... More 

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Thank Patricia B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Such a great museum! We enjoyed admiring all the planes outside as well as the exhibits inside. There are two videos that play inside and a gift shop.

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Carthage, Texas
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Static displays of aircraft both WWII through presently in use. Educational for working of jet engines, old uniforms, etc. Largely centered around 8th AF.

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Call ahead if your not a US citizen. Our visiting foreign friends could not get in. Nice static displays. We liked the spread out layout. Friends were understanding that accessing a active airbase may be issue.

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El Toro, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This Museum is located on Barksdale AFB property and will require entrance through a Base Gate / AF Security Force Checkpoint. My guess is that you'll have some form of delay getting on base if your only presenting a driver's license or Passport...I highly recommend going to the main gate visitors' center and get a temporary base pass first. It... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I visited this place with my wife and my baby who is just 10 months old. They made us to wait over an hr due to some kinda protocol to examine foreign citizens. They took each and every document of mine. It was complete harassment from the officials. They saw a baby in a car still show no humanity. Just... More 

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Haughton, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Very well developed museum for Air Force history.Displays and info displays are well presented.Displays of aircraft are very impressive

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Dublin
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Seems one of the guards at the guard shack was having a bad or hates men. She/he made us pull over after she/he got our licenses & me, my wife, & my parents waited in the car for 10 minutes until it decided to come out of the shack & search my wife's car. Fine so far, but after searching... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

If you like USAF history and airplanes, then this is a good visit in Bossier City. It is small, but nice. A plus for the museum is that it is located really close to the Barksdale AFB runway, so you can see the B-52s take off and land

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