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Corning Airport and National Wartime Museum

Corning, NY
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Ranked #10 of 17 attractions in Corning
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: Volunteers painstakingly restore the aircraft for this museum, which currently has 27 models dating back to World War II.
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Corning
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168 reviews 168 reviews
52 attraction reviews
454 helpful votes 454 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A very small airport with almost entirely commuter service to Philadlphia, Detroit, and Chicago, and twice a week larger aircraft to Sanford and St. Petersburg, Florida. With limited flights and the challenges from smaller planes, the people at the Elmira Corning Airport have gone well beyond to provide the best possible service. A very friendly place with an exceptional staff.... More

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Portage, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We try to combine this with Harris Hill and the Glider Museum. Between the two you cover just about every aspect of flying. It's a good time for the whole family

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Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

A gem that is hidden away. Occasional air shows but the museum has great displays and is mall enough to really explore the history there. Take the kids.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

At the moment, closed while moving, but this is generally a pretty good little airplane museum. They mostly have a mix of 50s, 60s and 70s military aircraft, a lot is US Navy, including a F-14 Tomcat (top-gun), as well as a Mig-21 (Vietnam era Russian). A couple of unusual ones are replicas, a late WWII German Jet Fighter (Heinkel... More

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Toronto
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95 reviews 95 reviews
19 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

The museum is currently being moved to a new space. They have a temporary set up in a building with ver very little in it. (2 aircraft). The other 20 planes are in some storage area. The real "burn" is that they still charge you admission! A donation system would have been better. After pauimg the $, we asked where... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2003

My family stopped here on the way to Corning Glass. You can walk thru the display yourself, but I would call first and find out when the tours are as you will learn a lot more and be able to see the restoration area. And there is a plane to climb on and sit in for those who just have... More

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