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“Cool if you like vintage airplanes” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fargo Air Museum

Fargo Air Museum
1609 19th Avenue North, Fargo, ND 58109
701-293-8043
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Ranked #10 of 43 things to do in Fargo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Fly in to the back door or plan a visit to the Fargo Air Museum to see our array of historic flying P-51 Mustang, Warbirds, EAA 317's Merlin GT restoration project, TBM Avenger, UH-1 Huey Helicopter, L-39 Jet, the EAA Wright flyer, an aerobatic Pitts Special, flight simulator, FW 190, radio-controlled aircraft and other rotating aircraft exhibits on display!Children may climb into a Huey Helicopter or the seat of the cockpit of a static aircraft to experience an element of flight. In addition, children may schedule birthday parties, scout tours or school tours.
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“Cool if you like vintage airplanes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Not a huge collection but still worth a look if you enjoy vintage war planes. They sometimes run special events, like Vietnam era planes and they do bring special events, like taking a ride on a WWII B-17 bomber.

Visited August 2012
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Fargo, North Dakota
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“Interesting air museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I h ave been to the air museum several times with visiting relatives. The hangar that houses the planes is not large, so the visit can take an hour - or more if one talks with the guides. Anice feature is being able to climb in many of the planes to get a ral feel for them.

Visited August 2012
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“Great Display of Aircraft”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

A great museum to while away an hour to break my journey for the day and escape from the sun.
I really can't understand the negative comments of some reviews. There is plenty to see, both in the hangar and outside and during my visit, one of the volunteers was helping children into one of the planes for a better look. So, on my visit, there was lots to see and the staff were very helpful and friendly.

Visited June 2013
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“Great for my 2 yr old”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Was kind of a small place. When we were there I think they had 2 helicopters and 3 airplanes. We just stopped because I knew it wouldn't take long and my son was free. I think we stayed for maybe a 1/2 hr maybe a little longer. They had the vietnam war exhibit going on. Some of it was interesting but I've never been interested in learning about the vietnam war. My son loved it which was the whole point of going. I carried him the whole time since I didnt want him touching anything. They did have one thing that was interactive so he got to sit and "fly" and was excited for that for about 3 mins. Will I ever go back here again... probably not.

Visited July 2013
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“Constantly changing museum; well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

In reading some of the negative reviews, a visitor may get the wrong impression. The Fargo Air Museum is largely volunteer-run although a small staff is also at hand, but their friendliness and help is always there. What is constantly changing is the exhibit theme for the museum. Currently, the museum is highlighting a Vietnam War display that includes aircraft, armour and equipment from the period. One of the "extras" is an interesting display on Canadian involvement in the conflict. Due to its small size, one of the ways that the collection is displayed is to change the "feature" aircraft that is seen from the roadside in the large glass window that faces the highway. The museum during the semi-annual (cancelled this year) becomes the entrance to the air show, allowing visitors to also tour the museum as part of the show. What is exciting is that this year, the Fargo Air Museum is part of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Tour, August 8-11, 2013 with the following aircraft visiting the museum and available for rides (check <http://fargoairmuseum.org/> for prices).
Beech C-45 Expeditor "Bucket of Bolts"
Boeing B-17 "Sentimental Journey"
Boeing B-29 "Fifi"
Boeing/Stearman PT-17 Kaydet
Consolidated B-24 Liberator "Diamond Lil"
North American P-51D Mustang "Gunfighter"
North American SNJ Texan

Take a look at the rotating displays of the aircraft collection, spend some time at some of the permanent exhibits, go up to the library to see a well-organized collection of books, and see what's new in the gift shop, in one of the smallest but finest aviation museums anywhere.

Visited July 2013
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