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Address: 2929 East Empire St, Bloomington, IL
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Nice Museum

I went with my family. Collection of aircrafts is pretty good. A lot of information on helicopter, jets, combats and what not everything that you need to know.. The receptionist... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
suryapn9
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Bloomington, Illinois
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Bloomington, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I went with my family. Collection of aircrafts is pretty good. A lot of information on helicopter, jets, combats and what not everything that you need to know.. The receptionist was pretty humble and welcoming. I have seen kids making jet planes with recycled soda cans and they were amazing. Pretty good startup for kids to improve their knowledge and... More 

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Lincoln, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Come and see some of the aircraft that were part of our military history. I will see you there. And who can help but love the mighty F-14?

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Normal, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Went with family and grandson to the local air museum and pleasant experience of it. Enjoyed indoor information and memorabilia center and touring the variety of helicopters and jets from past air combat and support missions. Able to be up close and view inside cockpit of each. Grandson able to sit inside many and enjoyed the in depth personal tour... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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104 reviews 104 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My daughter and I enjoyed ourselves at the museum when they had their open cockpit day. When they have it again, I recommend going because the kids get to sit inside the planes. Some of the planes are worse for wear inside, but they are former working planes that went through quite a lot. I didn't get the chance to... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I take this as a field trip with my K kids when studying transportation. It is a hidden gem in Bloomington and the volunteers do an AWESOME program with the children. The kids love seeing the planes up close and enjoy the museum there too. They have programs available throughout the year.

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Normal, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My grandson's 5th birthday party was here. The volunteer staff did a wonderful job with the tour for the children - they got to sit inside the planes on display, etc. They also provided a video viewing, tables and seating for birthday cake and present openings.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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36 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I picked up a flyer for the Prairie Aviation Museum so I decided to give it a look. There is a small building and a collection of several military aircraft outside. I skipped the building and looked at the aircraft from outside the fence. Most, if not all, have stairs to permit inspection of the cockpit. Representatives of the Air... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is a very awesome place right here in Central Illinois! With History of past Aviation men and women of Illinois.

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Alsip, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The museum was smaller than the pictures make it look, but it was enjoyable to walk up to all the planes and look into the cockpits. The information inside the museum was more late-20th century based.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

The old planes are the coolest! They actually used those in the wars. The displays inside are very informative. Prices are a good value.

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