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Kansas Aviation Museum

Address: 3350 George Washington Blvd., Wichita, KS 67210
Phone Number: +1 316-683-9242
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Ranked #17 of 30 Attractions in Wichita
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Come see us at the Kansas Aviation Museum to explore the history of flight and learn why Wichita is...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Come see us at the Kansas Aviation Museum to explore the history of flight and learn why Wichita is the Air Capital of the World. Our home is the beautiful and historic 1935 Wichita Municipal Airport terminal. Three floors to explore plus a dramatic view from the control tower.

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OZ
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I think the museum does great for operating on such a low budget. The volunteers I visited with were knowledgeable and courteous. The outside aircraft will most likely never fly again hence they are at the museum, if someone wishes to donate enough to build a very large enclosure I am sure there are open ears with the staff. It... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Even though the museum is under construction for renovations, it doesn't deter from the historical importance that the original airport played in Wichita's airline-accented past. The fact that you can see the planes up close (right next to McConnell AFB) and ascend into the traffic control tower is fantastic!

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Wichita, Kansas
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

Wichita has proudly held the title of Air Capital of The World for a very long time, for very good reason. Aviation was born here. All the original great thinkers in aviation brought their plans to fruition here; Boeing, Stearman, Beech even Amelia Earhart originated from Kansas. Our aviation museum details these stories. The building itself has a wonderful history.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Worth seeing. Museum is volunteer and could use an update as well as refreshing. Seems it coule use additional funding. Exhibits like aircraft on the tarmac are not well marked. It was OK.

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Haskell, New Jersey
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83 reviews 83 reviews
40 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Very cool visit to a museum in the original airport terminal. Neat collection of old airplanes outside where you can get up close and personal. Some other nice airplanes on the inside. Plenty of history about aviation in Wichita. The best part is climbing to the top of the old control tower where you get a great view of the... More 

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Holdrege, Nebraska, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We went to their Play on the Plane Day! The boys had a blast climbing into the cockpits of several different planes. Neat place but it shows it's age. Reasonably priced.

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rdwarrior53
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you are lucky you will be able to see a plane being restored. This is a great place to view Wichita's rich aircraft history. They have several planes from the past and it is all located in and around Wichita's very first airport. The mural on the outside is a must see.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

It was a very interesting exhibit with lots of history. I loved the B-52 on the tarmac. The best is the control tower where you can watch planes taking off from the adjacent AFB.

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Chicago
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The museum building is fantastic and is adjacent to the airport. The engines room is cool, one engine is open and you can see how it moves inside. There are several perfectly restored bi-planes on the second floor. Outdoor part has several planes including legendary B52. Some planes saw better days and seems to be in restoration process. The Stratofortress... More 

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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40 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My son's favorite part was hand cranking the landing gear of a small plane. He also enjoyed folding and flying a few paper airplanes inside the building. Some old TWA memorabilia, a Ryan Air display, some interesting exhibits. Liked being able to walk out onto the field to view the old planes. My 15 year old son spent quite a... More 

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