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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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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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Great Museum; Well worth a visit

I don't know where the previous reviewer is coming from -the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum is not run down by any stretch of the imagination. Built in 1937 as a WPA project, it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Winston-Salem, NC
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Winston-Salem, NC
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I don't know where the previous reviewer is coming from -the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum is not run down by any stretch of the imagination. Built in 1937 as a WPA project, it is an art deco lovers must see. Lots of wonderful dioramas showing Louisiana agriculture and industry as it was in the 1930's & 40's. Plus older historical... More 

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

OLD and very very run down. This place is truly only for the most hardened history buffs. The A/C routinely goes out here during the Summer and it gets HOT.

Thank elevenchefj0hn
Newport News, Virginia
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175 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum had lots of interesting dioramas, artifacts, and things from LA. There was a lot to see. The parking was plentiful and it was free to get into.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the museum for an art exhibit but it had been a while since I had visited. It is really a hidden gem for Shreveport.

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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A definite must-see when visiting the Shreveport/Bossier City area is the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, with its wonderful dioramas and exhibits. We really enjoyed the few hours we spent reading about Louisiana history, from early Native Americans to relatively modern times (1980s). The museum is spotless and all the exhibits are very informative and well done.

Thank HRTravelers
cindyseago, Public Relations Manager at Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed the museum! It is a "jewel" in this area. More 

Tipp City, Ohio
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017

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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Reviewed 15 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 

Thank Ted R
cindyseago, Guest Relations Manager at Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, responded to this review

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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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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.

Thank TB_Rays_fan_NJ
Shreveport, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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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