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Kansas Aviation Museum

3350 George Washington Blvd., Wichita, KS 67210
+1 316-683-9242
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Ranked #24 of 34 attractions in Wichita
Type: Specialty Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

With Wichita being the center of general aviation for so many years I expected this to be a better experience, I was sorely disappointed. There are couple of nice biplanes inside the building and a very few other small aircraft in various levels of disrepair. Although the two biplanes had a lot of information displayed, most displays had little more... More

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Wichita
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Museum covers the history of aviation in Kansas. Great room with alot of the early aircraft engines. They built a Stearman in the building! Would love to see how they plan on moving it! The view from the control tower is great, tallest point in Wichita. Have live ATC radio for many channels in the area. Plus it is at... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

There are some nice exhibits inside but it's a small museum and overpriced. The photography rule makes sense, why do you need a long distance lens when you can walk up to the exhibits?

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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The museum is actually the old Wichita airport and is interesting alone for its architecture. While much of what's inside may only be found truly enthralling by air enthusiasts, the planes outside and the sense of history are worth a visit.

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Tomball, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We really enjoyed all the exhibs including old flight attendants' uniforms & items from years past. Enjoyed the old control tower too.

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Rochester
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I showed up at the admission desk with two SLR cameras (one film and one digital). The polite lady apologized and said that because the museum was on the grouonds of McChord AFB, I would only be allowed to bring one camera. Furthermore, the military would not allow lenses "longer than (your) hand." I guess they don't want miscreants photographing... More

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Planes are decaying on the runway and most of the exhibits inside are static. Look at stuff and read lots of signs. I was expecting good representation from Boeing, Beechcraft, Cessna and LearJet there. A few planes but that is all. Someone needs to be an advocate for them and hound those manufacturers to support this. Even the runway was... More

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I'd been meaning to go since we'd never been before. It was great and really exceeded my expectations. Loved the old airplanes and the highlight was getting up to the tower to watch the tankers take off from McConnell.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Next to McConnell AFB. This museum is in an old building with some donated planes outside. Admission is expensive for what it is, but there are costs to be covered. Wichita produces 1/3 of the planes in the US and almost all the private jets. One would think that these multi-billion $ companies [Cessna, Boeing, Bombadier, etc.] would chip in... More

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Tulsa
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

It took us about two hours to go through this museum. We went outside and read about each of the planes outside. They had a bomber that was inactive and no longer in service. I thought it was interesting that the information on the plane said that the Russians sent a satellite over Wichita once a week to make sure... More

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