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Kansas Aviation Museum

3350 George Washington Blvd., Wichita, KS 67210
+1 316-683-9242
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Ranked #25 of 43 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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Denver, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
40 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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103 reviews 103 reviews
40 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Corpus Christi, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Omaha, Nebraska
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92 reviews 92 reviews
47 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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