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Kansas Aviation Museum

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Address: 3350 George Washington Blvd., Wichita, KS 67210
Phone Number: +1 316-683-9242
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Description: Come see us at the Kansas Aviation Museum to explore the history of flight...
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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special little musuem

I'm not really into planes, so really wasn't terribly excited about heading to this musuem with my hubby, but I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. The art deco decor on the building... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Manhattan, Kansas
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Bartlesville
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

There is quite a bit of aviation history made in Kansas with Beech, Boeing, and Cessna located nearby. This museum has good explanations and exhibits, a variety of aircraft on display on the grounds, and is housed in a previous airport complete with air traffic control watchtower as part of the display. Great, authentic view from the watchtower!

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Manhattan, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I'm not really into planes, so really wasn't terribly excited about heading to this musuem with my hubby, but I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. The art deco decor on the building alone was worth the trip. There are several very good exhibits. I learned a lot, and had a nice time - well-worth the visit.

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Wichita, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Took our 10 year old granddaughter last spring and she, as well as my husband and I, were very much pleased with all there was to see and explore. One of the large planes was available to board, there were computer simulated flying modules for several age levels, as well as one inside a cockpit which allowed us to "simulate"... More 

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Springfield, MO
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Anyone that is interested in American history of the 20th century or aviation history, has to make a stop in Wichita, Kansas. With oil money and aircraft pioneers like Beech, Cessna and Lear it is no wonder why “Air Capital of the World.” The Kansas Aviation Museum is a nice place get up close and see aircraft and a terminal... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Wear comfortable shoes!!! A very fun, entertaining and educational museum with a very awesome history my only complaint was all the steps and no elevator definitely worth the time and be sure to check out the control tower

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OZ
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

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
25 helpful votes 25 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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33 helpful votes 33 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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