Highest-rated specialty museums in Louisiana, according to Tripadvisor

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January 9, 2022
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Highest-rated specialty museums in Louisiana, according to Tripadvisor

The Ashmolean Museum, founded in 1683 at the University of Oxford, stands as the first public museum in the world. The gallery was started when its founder, Elias Ashmole, in 1677 donated his private collection to the university. Much of that original collection is still on display, including a crystal ball, several kidney stones, and preserved, exotic animals.

By creating the museum, Ashmole sought to do what all museum curators have worked for since: to create a space where people could be inspired and educated by artifacts and art from the world around them. Specialty museums are particularly focused, diving deep into highly specific subject matters, from seashells to ventriloquism.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest specialty museums in Louisiana on Tripadvisor. Keep reading to see what unique museums are in your own home state.

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#30. Abita Mystery House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (172 reviews)
- Address: 22275 Highway 36, Abita Springs, LA 70420-3854
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#29. Louisiana Military Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (23 reviews)
- Address: 201 Memorial Dr, Ruston, LA 71270-3955
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#28. Louisiana State Archives

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Address: 3851 Essen Ln 70809, Baton Rouge, LA 70809-2137
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#27. National Hansen's Disease Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (47 reviews)
- Address: 5445 Point Clair Rd Bldg 12, Carville, LA 70721-2119
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#26. Los Islenos Museum Complex

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (16 reviews)
- Address: 1357 Bayou Rd, Saint Bernard, LA 70085-4805
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#25. Masur Museum of Art

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (17 reviews)
- Address: 1400 S Grand St, Monroe, LA 71202-2012
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#24. Mardi Gras Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Address: 2101 E Texas St, Bossier City, LA 71111-3713
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#23. Louisiana Orphan Train Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (20 reviews)
- Address: 223 S Academy St, Opelousas, LA 70570-7318
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#22. Old Arsenal Museum (Department of Veterans Affairs)

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (45 reviews)
- Address: Adjacent to the State Capitol 900 State Capital Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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#21. New Orleans Museum of Art

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,094 reviews)
- Address: 1 Collins Diboll Cir, New Orleans, LA 70124-4605
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#20. Alexandria Museum of Art

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (34 reviews)
- Address: 933 2nd St, Alexandria, LA 71301-8322
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#19. Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (17 reviews)
- Address: 323 Walnut St, Monroe, LA 71201-6711
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#18. Finding Our Roots African American Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (4 reviews)
- Address: 918 Roussell St, Houma, LA 70360-5656
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#17. Tunica-Biloxi Cultural and Educational Resources Center

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (2 reviews)
- Address: 150 Melancon Rd, Marksville, LA 71351-3065
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#16. New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,097 reviews)
- Address: 514 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2110
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#15. Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (54 reviews)
- Address: 7910 Park Ave, Houma, LA 70364-3285
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#14. Smith H J & Sons General Store and Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (82 reviews)
- Address: 308 N Columbia St, Covington, LA 70433-2918
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#13. International Petroleum Museum & Exposition

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (112 reviews)
- Address: 111 1st St, Morgan City, LA 70380-3748
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#12. 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Address: 1001 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 70601-5262
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#11. Children's Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (62 reviews)
- Address: 327 Broad St, Lake Charles, LA 70601-4223
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#10. Whitney Plantation

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (1,640 reviews)
- Address: 5099 Highway 18, Wallace, LA 70049-2803
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#9. Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (4,251 reviews)
- Address: 1380 Port of New Orleans Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130-1805
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#8. Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (33 reviews)
- Address: 8012 Blanchard Furrh Rd, Shreveport, LA 71107-8310
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#7. Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (107 reviews)
- Address: 2419 Main St, Gibsland, LA 71028-4415
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#6. Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (67 reviews)
- Address: 809 Kirby St 2nd Floor, Lake Charles, LA 70601-5372
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#5. Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (3,055 reviews)
- Address: 2247 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-5409
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#4. USS Orleck Naval Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (82 reviews)
- Address: 604 N Enterprise Blvd, Lake Charles, LA 70601-2339
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#3. Shreveport Water Works Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (127 reviews)
- Address: 142 N Common St, Shreveport, LA 71101-2614
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#2. Louisiana's Old State Capitol

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (692 reviews)
- Address: 100 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70801-1502
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#1. The National WWII Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (29,560 reviews)
- Address: 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-3813
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