Highest-rated museums in Louisiana

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March 20, 2022
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Highest-rated museums in Louisiana

Museums are one of the most important institutions in any country. They don’t just show us our past, they contextualize it—allowing visitors to better understand cultures and ourselves. Good museum displays lead to reflection, generate ideas, and create a sense of appreciation for who has come before. In many towns and cities, museums are jewels of the public, and often rank highly for tourist visits. Stacker compiled a list of the museums in Louisiana on Tripadvisor.

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#29. 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums, Art Museums
- Address: 1001 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 70601-5262
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#28. Children's Museum of St. Tammany

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Type of activity: Children's Museums
- Address: 21404 Koop Dr, Mandeville, LA 70471-7506
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#27. Imperial Calcasieu Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (19 reviews)
- Type of activity: Art Museums, History Museums
- Address: 204 W Sallier St, Lake Charles, LA 70601-5844
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#26. Children's Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (62 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 327 Broad St, Lake Charles, LA 70601-4223
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#25. Louisiana Children's Discovery Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (41 reviews)
- Type of activity: Children's Museums
- Address: 113 N Cypress St, Hammond, LA 70401-3309
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#24. Whitney Plantation

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (1,667 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 5099 Highway 18, Wallace, LA 70049-2803
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#23. Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (4,288 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 1380 Port of New Orleans Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130-1805
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#22. Lafitte's Barataria Museum and wetland trace

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Type of activity: History Museums
- Address: 4917 City Park Dr, Lafitte, LA 70067-5255
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#21. Acadian Cultural Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (215 reviews)
- Type of activity: Educational sites, History Museums
- Address: 501 Fisher Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508-2033
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#20. Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (33 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums, Parks
- Address: 8012 Blanchard Furrh Rd, Shreveport, LA 71107-8310
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#19. Lafayette Science Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (94 reviews)
- Type of activity: Science Museums
- Address: 433 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501-7013
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#18. Southdown Plantation & Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (80 reviews)
- Type of activity: Historic Sites, Art Museums
- Address: 1208 Museum Drive, Houma, LA 70360-6072
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#17. Knock Knock Children's Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (27 reviews)
- Type of activity: Children's Museums
- Address: 1900 Dalrymple Dr Baton Rouge, LA, Baton Rouge, LA 70808-2024
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#16. Chennault Aviation and Military Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (137 reviews)
- Type of activity: Military Museums, History Museums
- Address: 701 Kansas Ln, Monroe, LA 71203-4775
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#15. Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (113 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 2419 Main St, Gibsland, LA 71028-4415
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#14. Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (67 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums, History Museums
- Address: 809 Kirby St 2nd Floor, Lake Charles, LA 70601-5372
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#13. Regional Military Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (81 reviews)
- Type of activity: Military Museums, History Museums
- Address: 1154 Barrow St, Houma, LA 70360-5608
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#12. Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (3,094 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums, Historic Sites
- Address: 2247 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-5409
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#11. Barksdale Global Power Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (179 reviews)
- Type of activity: Military Museums
- Address: 88 Shreveport Rd Barksdale AFB, Shreveport, LA 71110-2088
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#10. Capitol Park Museum - Louisiana State Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (246 reviews)
- Type of activity: History Museums
- Address: 660 N 4th St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5342
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#9. USS Orleck Naval Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (82 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 604 N Enterprise Blvd, Lake Charles, LA 70601-2339
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#8. Louisiana State Exhibit Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (120 reviews)
- Type of activity: History Museums
- Address: 3015 Greenwood Rd, Shreveport, LA 71109-4640
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#7. Sci-Port Discovery Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (324 reviews)
- Type of activity: Science Museums
- Address: 820 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport, LA 71101-3667
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#6. LSU Rural Life Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (364 reviews)
- Type of activity: History Museums
- Address: 4600 Essen Ln 1.5 miles from entrance at Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809-3426
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#5. Shreveport Water Works Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (130 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 142 N Common St, Shreveport, LA 71101-2614
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#4. R. W. Norton Art Gallery

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (368 reviews)
- Type of activity: Art Museums
- Address: 4747 Creswell Ave, Shreveport, LA 71106-1899
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#3. Louisiana's Old State Capitol

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (697 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums, Historic Sites
- Address: 100 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70801-1502
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#2. USS Kidd

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (640 reviews)
- Type of activity: Military Museums, History Museums
- Address: 305 River Rd S, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-6220
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#1. The National WWII Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (29,797 reviews)
- Type of activity: Military Museums, Speciality Museums
- Address: 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-3813
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