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Kansas Aviation Museum

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Address: 3350 S George Washington Blvd, Wichita, KS 67210-2194
Phone Number: +1 316-683-9242
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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History of the Building

A Treasure Trove of History, in a Historic Setting...

History of the Building

A Treasure Trove of History, in a Historic Setting

The importance of the Kansas Aviation Museum building to the glory days of Kansas aviation cannot be overstated. Its grand art-deco style appeals both to the aviation community and to anyone interested in historic preservation.

The museum houses a world-class collection of historic, significant and one-of-a-kind aircraft and aircraft engines; a huge archive with thousands of records, schematics, books, photos and more; and a wide range of additional aviation memorabilia. It also is home to the Kansas Aviation Hall of Fame – an impressive line-up of aviation heavyweights by any measure: state, national or worldwide.

Fulfilling Our Potential

Kansas Aviation MuseumApril 23, 2014 Building on this solid base, the museum is tackling its next challenge – to build an aircraft display facility to protect and display its priceless collection of preserved and meticulously restored aircraft, and to transform the interior of the historic terminal building into a center for aviation history, research and education to match its irreplaceable assets and to do justice to

Wichita, the Air Capital of the World.

Already, dozens of volunteers bring hundreds of years of aviation knowledge and expertise to the museum, painstakingly restoring aircraft or performing countless other tasks to keep the museum operating and improve the experience for visitors. But there’s always a need for more.

The Journey Continues

In addition, many individuals, organizations and governments have made generous donations to bring the museum to where it is today. Much more is needed, however, to complete the mission. Click here to become a member or to find out how you might contribute to the cause.

Meanwhile, please come visit. You’ll be amazed and entertained, and you’ll leave with a much better understanding both of aviation and of Wichita’s vital role in aviation history.

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General and Military Aviation Museum

This museum features both military and general aviation aircraft. It is a good location for viewing military aircraft on display in Kansas. It is an excellent location for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 11, 2016
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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very excited to go with the rich aviation history of Wichita. Great collection of planes inside but so much more of a story to tell. Displays outside were in varying states of decay. Planes clearly needed work outside. Would love to see a great exhibit on Amelia Earhart - not much there.

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Rossville, KS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and her new husband chose The Kansas Aviation Museum as their wedding venue. It could not have been more perfect. Since the wedding and dinner, reception, dance were all going to be in the same location it ws logistically great. The room for the bridal party was spacious. The set up was perfect for keeping the bride and... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good selection of aircraft & airplane parts and their history. If McConnel AFB is flying planes when you are there, the air traffic control tower is the place to be. We even saw "Doc" the recently restored B29 parked over by the Spirit plant. Great way to spend a couple hours.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a terrific collection of planes and aviation parts. If you don't see what you like inside, just go out on the tarmack and look at the Full birds out there. Including a FedEx Jet, a Learjet, Citation and plenty of others. Super fun look at aviation

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Great day out, enough to look at and so well done, I was a bit dubious at first as when we arrived we went straight outside to look at the planes in the courtyard and the I thought it was a bit run down. After we had a look around we went inside and wow it was fantastic. The exhibits... More 

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Bel Aire, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We live in the Wichita-area, but had never visited the Kansas Aviation Museum. I didn't have high expectations, but I was blown away when we got there. The museum is located in the old Wichita Municipal Airport building, just outside of McConnell Air Force Base. There are quite a few aircraft on display outside, plus many artifacts and exhibits inside... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

This museum features both military and general aviation aircraft. It is a good location for viewing military aircraft on display in Kansas. It is an excellent location for learning the history of general aviation aircraft, particularly as it relates to Wichita, KS, I recommend a visit if you are in the Wichita area.

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Thank Bill K
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Many exhibts for kids to engage in and plenty of avation history regarding Kansas and the Wichita area. The out door exhibits are in need of maintenance. If you find yourself in Wichita Kansas and are interested in avaition, the Kansas Avaition Museum is worth the small admission price.

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Thank Tom M
Stow, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

If your an aviation buff, it's a nice place to spend and hour. The admission was $9 and worth it just to go up and sit in the old control tower, listen to the chatter at the she met airbase and watch the planes come and go. There are a few planes on display but unless your a real aviation... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

A must for aviation enthusiasts and also those who aren't. Heaps to see and play with. Climb up to the old control tower and see the stunning views. Climb aboard the FedEx plane and wander through the airfield to view old Air Force planes. The simulators are pretty cool to play on as well.

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