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Address: 2929 East Empire St, Bloomington, IL
Phone Number: 3096637632
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Nice Museum

I went with my family. Collection of aircrafts is pretty good. A lot of information on helicopter, jets, combats and what not everything that you need to know.. The receptionist... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
Bloomington, Illinois
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Bloomington, Illinois
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107 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

If you love flying and planes and memorabilia, you will love this little place. Stop in and chat with the friendly volunteers that staff the counters and keep things in order.

Thank Athena_John
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Experience the history of aviation and see combat aircraft up close. See these combat worriers that have contributed to our freedom.

Thank johnoV1504BQ
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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121 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The Prairie Aviation Museum was a wonderful day for our family. We visited on open cockpit day and the volunteers working that day made the experience incredible. The knowledge they shared about the planes at the museum and countless other planes was astounding. They took as much time as you wanted to continue to teach your more. My husband asked... More 

2 Thank ColoradoJojo
Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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129 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I assign this poor grade not because our experience in seeing the museum was unsatisfactory, but because we weren't able to see it at all (except from the outside) owing to their peculiarly limited hours of operation. Our visit to the Twin Cities was time-constrained and allowed us to see this museum only on a Wednesday morning, which seemed easy... More 

Thank canbelto
Bloomington, Illinois
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I went with my family. Collection of aircrafts is pretty good. A lot of information on helicopter, jets, combats and what not everything that you need to know.. The receptionist was pretty humble and welcoming. I have seen kids making jet planes with recycled soda cans and they were amazing. Pretty good startup for kids to improve their knowledge and... More 

1 Thank suryapn9
Lincoln, Illinois
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34 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Come and see some of the aircraft that were part of our military history. I will see you there. And who can help but love the mighty F-14?

1 Thank Chris B
Normal, Illinois
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29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Went with family and grandson to the local air museum and pleasant experience of it. Enjoyed indoor information and memorabilia center and touring the variety of helicopters and jets from past air combat and support missions. Able to be up close and view inside cockpit of each. Grandson able to sit inside many and enjoyed the in depth personal tour... More 

1 Thank bill7772
Bloomington, Illinois
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127 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My daughter and I enjoyed ourselves at the museum when they had their open cockpit day. When they have it again, I recommend going because the kids get to sit inside the planes. Some of the planes are worse for wear inside, but they are former working planes that went through quite a lot. I didn't get the chance to... More 

1 Thank dustyzz75
Bloomington, Illinois
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I take this as a field trip with my K kids when studying transportation. It is a hidden gem in Bloomington and the volunteers do an AWESOME program with the children. The kids love seeing the planes up close and enjoy the museum there too. They have programs available throughout the year.

Thank Ezcookin
Normal, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My grandson's 5th birthday party was here. The volunteer staff did a wonderful job with the tour for the children - they got to sit inside the planes on display, etc. They also provided a video viewing, tables and seating for birthday cake and present openings.

Thank Tal P

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