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Planes of Fame Air Museum

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Address: 755 Mustang Way, Valle Airport, Williams, AZ 86046-5014
Phone Number: 928-635-1000
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Located at the intersection of Highways 180 & 64 at Valle-Williams...

Located at the intersection of Highways 180 & 64 at Valle-Williams Airport, south of south rim of Grand Canyon, the museum is open daily 9-5 except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Nearly three dozen warbirds and classic aircraft are on display including the Lockheed C-121A Constellation which was General Douglas MacArthur's personal VIP transport. For more information about the museum, the annual Warbird Fly-in in June or special membership programs, visit our website.

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A very tatty DH Vampire

An interesting if somewhat limited collection of aircraft. From the rather tidy undercover aircraft in the hanger to the weather beaten hulks out the back its a fascinating place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Ambleside, England, United Kingdom
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Ambleside, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting if somewhat limited collection of aircraft. From the rather tidy undercover aircraft in the hanger to the weather beaten hulks out the back its a fascinating place for any aeroplane fan to take a short break when returning from the south rim.

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Williams, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This may not look like much from the outside but don't be deceived, the assorted air planes and aviation historical items are all top notch. The real boon is that you are free to walk all around these fine pieces of history that also includes some very cool vehicles as well. Kids of all ages will be entertained here.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

It takes a 45 minute drive from Flagstaff but if you are interested in aviation, it is worth it. Interesting aircraft and exhibits that you can get close to. Small boys loved it.

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Tucson, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

My original plan was to visit Bearizona, but then the rains hit hard that morning. So I decided on a Plan B - the Planes of Fame Museum, which I had read about previously but then I was reminded about by a brochure in the entrance of the Williams restaurant I ate in that morning. As an Air Force retiree,... More 

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Noel, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

On way to Grand Canyon and decided to stop at Planes of Fame Air Museum, had several planes used in movies, showed a wide variety. They rebuild planes here and send several to sister museum in Calif. Loved seeing the planes being rebuilt also. Lots of history here.

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Glendale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

There is a great picture opportunity with a giant bronze bald eagle at the entrance and some vintage jet fighters and planes. It is not a real extensive collection but nice to walk around for a few minutes and snap some selfies.

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Kirkland, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

This air museum is not very large, but it features several rare target drones. It also has a large exhibit dedicated to WWII pilots, adding human stories to engineering history. Located within 30 minutes drive from Grand Canyon, it is a great place to visit during the hottest hours of the day, before heading back to Grand Canyon to watch... More 

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Show Low, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I was quite surprised to see this museum on the road to the Grand Canyon, but it is very much worth a stop. Admission is only $6.95 and anyone interested in aviation - especially WWI and WW2 - will enjoy this and can spend hours here. I have been to some of the biggest aviation museums in the country, but... More 

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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

My wife has never shown much of a leaning towards aircraft except those that fly us on holiday so I was delighted to see how interested she was in the time we spent in the museum hanger. It is not a big display but what they have is maintained in pristine condition, the displays and well laid out and the... More 

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Commerce City, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I swung into the Planes of Fame at Valle Airport and had a great time! They have a nice display of historical aircraft and a great little “Boneyard” display. It was fun to crawl around their KC-97 parts as I’m a huge Stratocruiser 377 fan and this is about as close as it gets! They also have... More 

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