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The Florida Air Museum at Sun 'n Fun

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Address: 4175 Medulla Rd, Lakeland, FL 33811-1249
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+1 863-644-0741
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum is the Official Aviation and...

Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum is the Official Aviation and Aerospace Education Center of the State of Florida. Our mission is to honor the past while inspiring the future with state of the art technology. Interactive learning stations for part of the exhibits to educate visitors from al lover the world. STEM based station allows visitors to interact and participate in real world environments that immerse them in the subject and enhance an understanding through hands on applications. Unique areas of interest are the Howard Hughes Archives, Air Racing Simulators, Florida Aviation Hall of Fame, Innovations in Propulsion Exhibit, Pilot Briefing Stations, and over 20 historical aircraft on display.

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Lots of Air Travel History

The night before we went to this museum we had watched the movie Hidden Figures which told the story of three African American women and their roles in the early space program... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Bridgeton, New Jersey
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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The night before we went to this museum we had watched the movie Hidden Figures which told the story of three African American women and their roles in the early space program here in Florida. Some of the details of the development of space travel was included in this museum which was a nice follow-up to the movie. However, there... More 

Thank CyndyandByron
Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visit this location several times each year for various functions including but not limited to; Sun n Fun airshow, when pigs fly south BBQ, car show, Corvette and street rod show and of course for the museum itself. Very nice museum with a wide assortment of planes. Everything from models, to vintage biplanes, to home builts and even a... More 

Thank Robert M
Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum traces the history of flight and how it relates to Florida. It's an informative 2 hour journey. The building has some interesting exhibits on how airplanes, air travel, and airports work. A must for history buffs and young kids. This center has a number of home built and one of a kind aircraft ( not a lot of... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great aircraft museum, it has a good variety of aircraft both inside and outside the facility. This was a nice break from the typical crowded tourist traps. I would recommend this to anyone interested in aircraft history.

Thank RcFlyerJeff
Springfield, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum appears to be the responsibility of a local non-profit organization versus being state funded. It is very small with a variety of worn exhibits....but interesting. As part of the ASTC Travel Passport Program, my grandson and I were not charged an entry fee...which is modest. The museum is located a ways off of any main route. Unless you... More 

Thank Kent S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

This is a must see for any aviation enthusiast - what a great display of all types of aircraft. Really worth the trip to visit this museum.

Thank Judi O
Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We love the museum and Sun & Fun Fly-in every year. We bring a lot of company there.. It was well presented, good fun and informative.

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Ellsworth, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

On Oct.02, 2016 I visited the Lackland, FL Air Museum. Hoping to see something I had once flown, maybe a vintage Super Cub PA-18. (105hp Lycoming engine, aviation cadets called it the "Fabric Fortress.") My first solo, sweet little tail-dragger, flew itself. There was no PA-18 but lots of vintage and rare planes, both prop and jet. During the Sun... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

This is a great must visit air museum, not easy to locate, came across by accident so could do with a bit more publicity. Not the cheapest place but its still good value.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

This is a very small museum but has lots of information if you are a reader. My son wanted to see more planes. The gift shop wasn't too great either. I appreciated the staff's enthusiasm about their museum but we've been to others that have been better. We only were there 30 minutes.

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Robb W, Manager at The Florida Air Museum at Sun 'n Fun, responded to this review

I would like to apologize to you and your son for your past experience with us. I hope that doesn't stop you from giving us a second chance. If you and your son are interested in seeing a larger variety of airplanes both on display and in action, I encourage both you and your son to join us at the... More 

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