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Wings Of Eagles Discovery Center

339 Daniel Zenker Drive, Horseheads, NY 14845
607 358 4247
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Horseheads
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Oct 8, 2014
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Albany, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

If you go here and just look at the exhibits, you could probably be in and out in a half an hour. Once you start talking to the docents, it can be hard to escape! We got to fly the 727 simulator and climb up inside the Avenger aircraft. The docent also showed us many videos about the history of... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We visited on 15th or 16th April 2014 and had an excellent tour by Richard Green who was extremely knowledgable and informative. The receptionist was a bit unfriendly but the range of planes is good and the admission price is relatively reasonable.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Though it is not a big place and they are still working on a few displays, this was a great place. I took a child with special needs there as a special trip. We were met by an older volunteer and a younger boy by the name of John-Michael (wish I had remember the gentleman's name). He was very patient... More

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Horseheads, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This museum may not look like much size-wise, but has much to offer anyone interested in warplanes. They have a lot of very interesting specimens. Seeing them up close gives you an understanding of these aircraft that you'd never fully get from just looking at a book or website.

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Niceville, Florida, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We saw this online and thought it would be a good place to go since my husband served 23 yrs in A.F. It was not what we expected. It was sparse BUT the guide was very kind and knew his job.Most of the planes were Navy but that didn't matter.We did buy 2 books on F4's. They need to make... More

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Toms River, New Jersey
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128 reviews 128 reviews
105 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

This interesting museum is well laid-out and packed with information and preserved military aircraft from WWII through the present. The volunteer, who guided us through the various aircraft, was well-informed and enthusiastic though perhaps a bit too detailed. We did not feel that we had the opportunity to explore the exhibits at our own pace and spend time at the... More

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Jamestown, NY
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

My 8 year old son and I really enjoyed this museum. It is right by the Elmira/Corning airport. The aircraft are from WW II and later but some of the simulators are older. This museum has a B727 simulator and others. My son enjoyed flying on the MS Flight Simulator set up they have. The best part of the museum... More

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Rochester, NY
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98 reviews 98 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

There is a nice collection of aircraft and memorabilia from WWII and beyond. It allows you to get up close and personal with the aircraft although I would have liked to been able to actually see inside more of the cockpits. It was, for our visit at least, not self-guided. i.e. you have a tour guide who moves you to... More

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Horseheads, New York, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Reminders of the realities of war must be visited and re-visited so that as a country we endeavor to prevent it whenever possible. Young minds need to learn this, and older minds, like mine, need to remember the monumental costs of countries not getting along. Visiting this museum is also a good way to honor those who gave so much... More

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East Syracuse, New York
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244 reviews 244 reviews
134 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

I have visited this museum several times, always finding some new a/c or or aviation related items to view. A/C are house in one large hanger, with more outsde. A/C start from the mid-30s into ythe late 90s. A brief list include: American Eagle A-12 Biplane Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet Douglas B-26 WW11 Invader Bomber 1945 Douglas BTD-1 Destoryer. Currently... More

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