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Wedell-Williams Memorial Aviation & Cypress Sawmill Museum

118 Cotten Rd., Patterson, LA 70392
+1 985-399-1268
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The Presentation of the Aircraft and the Associated History is second to none.

While on a visit from England I managed to spend an afternoon in this small museum. The... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
Plane_Crazy69
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Morgan City, Louisiana
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When traveling through the deep southern part of Louisiana, this museum stop should be on your... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Hounka
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Patterson, Louisiana
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118 Cotten Rd., Patterson, LA 70392
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+1 985-399-1268
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

While on a visit from England I managed to spend an afternoon in this small museum. The presentation of the historic racing aircraft and the history behind them is world class. I spent a couple of hours just walking around the aircraft and found them...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

When traveling through the deep southern part of Louisiana, this museum stop should be on your agenda of places to visit. Both museums tell much of the colorful history of this Lower Atchafalaya River area and the ease & access for travelers is about as...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

A real treat for a visit to St. Mary Parish Louisiana. Planes from the past delightfully exhibited in a movie studio setting. The sound effects are awesome! The second room shows the Cypress Sawmills in a unique setting. The past, when the parish was booming...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2017

The USN Phantom jet sitting on the lawn is totally unrelated to the topic of the museum, but it is an eye catcher. The collection includes airplanes designed and flown in th thirties by a team revolving around two local air race champions. The airplanes...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2016

Museum is divided into 2 sections that keep alive 2 south Louisiana/local industries. It is a small museum. Aviation side is packed with early 1930's aircraft that were made locally by two early aviation pioneers. Can get up close with the aircraft, for photo ops...More

Thank P G
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Stopped just off Highway 90 in Patterson, Louisiana. Free. Interesting film on airplane racing in early 20s and its impact on aviation in the US. Also discusses the impact the Wedell/Williams had on power flight. Also, next door are very interesting displays on the cypress...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Homeschool field trip. Took the family out to check out the airplanes, and the sawmill museum. The curator was very kind, and took a lot of time out of their schedule to help us out and show us around. This place is awesome! They even...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Impressive showroom, educational movie, beautiful aero planes interesting history and very knowledgeable and welcoming hostess.

Thank Tina S
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Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

My 6 and 9 year old loved this museum. You must catch the 4D show that happens in the area with the planes. We went last week and the kids are still talking about it.

Thank Angel S
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Though small, I found the aviation museum fascinating. The sawmill exhibit (not an actual sawmill) is interesting about how they cut the cedar and got it to the mill. Free is another nice advantage when you are traveling to several sights a day.

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Cindy S
20 July 2016|
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Response from Angel S | Reviewed this property |
10-4:30 Tuesday-Sunday
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RonaldLandry
16 April 2015|
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Response from Ray M | Reviewed this property |
Weekdays but I'm not sure of the actual times. The museum is on the internet and you can find more info there.
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