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The Florida Air Museum at Sun 'n Fun

4175 Medulla Road, Lakeland, FL 33807
+1 863-644-0741
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Ranked #16 of 26 Attractions in Lakeland
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum is the Official Aviation and Aerospace Education Center of the State of Florida. Our mission is to honor the past while inspiring the future with state of the art technology. Interactive learning stations for part of the exhibits to educate visitors from al lover the world. STEM based station allows visitors to interact and participate in real world environments that immerse them in the subject and enhance an understanding through hands on applications. Unique areas of interest are the Howard Hughes Archives, Air Racing Simulators, Florida Aviation Hall of Fame, Innovations in Propulsion Exhibit, Pilot Briefing Stations, and over 20 historical aircraft on display.

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Battleford, Canada
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163 reviews 163 reviews
39 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This attraction is well advertised in all of the tourist information materials which "float" around Orlando, Kissimmee and environs. Regrettably, what we saw was not what we had expected from the promotional material. The museum is quite remote from all other "things to do" places in the area but, with a vehicle and a GPS, not that difficult to find.... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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113 reviews 113 reviews
29 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This is a nice, small aviation museum that is worth an hour or two if you are in the Lakeland area. Some really interesting airplanes, but nothing to compare with the big museums. They have a big an famous air show in April every year.

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Tampa, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We were lucky to get a groupon admission special here, so we didn't have to pay the full price. That being said, we enjoyed it. Had we paid the full $10/adult price, that would have been different. The museum is very small, but they do have some interesting planes. I am an airplane nut, so I enjoyed it. I would... More

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Orlando, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Yes, it is small but very interesting and fun. There are hands on activities for the kids, even us adults had fun. Admission is steep but I think that it is well worth it, because they have a school, camp activities and other functions, so I think it helps everywhere. We took our time and the boys had a great... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Anyone who loves airplanes,will love fly in, Very well staged,dreams of planes. Good food,fun, parking a little bit hard

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North East
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I have to report that this did not come up to expectation but there is little to see and aircraft of little interest. People are very nice and try hard to entertain but the exhibits are virtually nil. My problem is having been to Duxford and Hendon this does not rate. If you are in the area by all mean... More

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

$12 entry fee is steep for the small collection. There are about 18 private, one and two place, private planes inside the building from a broad range of the 20th century. There are a couple of unusual military and research aircraft outside. A separate hanger had several planes being restored by a high school class. I assume museum fees help... More

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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171 reviews 171 reviews
46 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Bought this as a Groupon for my husband which made the price reasonable. When he walked in he said, "WOW!' He loved looking at all the old planes and reading about their history. I loved the Howard Hughes exhibit. My husband knows exactly who he wants to bring back to the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I visited this Museum over a year ago and I came for their "Grand Opening" last weekend and WOW WHAT A DIFFERENCE! Nothing is the same since last year. They have a whole wall one Florida's contributions to Commercial and Military Aviation, The Florida Aviation Hall of Fame has a new interactive demonstration, Howard Hughes has a large display and... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We bought a Groupon for this museum. So it was $5 a person. I think if I had paid the full admission price I may have felt a little cheated. It was...cute. Very small and the few interactive items they had were very outdated. Also, there are parts of the museum that are closed on the weekends. Seems odd to... More

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