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Kansas Aviation Museum

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Address: 3350 S George Washington Blvd, Wichita, KS 67210-2194
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+1 316-683-9242
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 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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Great aviation museum

This is a great museum to visit if you love anything aviation! Recommend allowing for at least 2-3 hours and going on a nice day so you can enjoy the static displays outside.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Clearwater, Kansas
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really want to love this place, Wichita prides itself on being the Air Capital, and this museum could be absolutely AWESOME, given half a chance. I took my elderly wheelchair-bound father there before he passed away, and sadly all he could do was sit in the lobby because the place isn't handicap accessible. There is no air conditioning and... More 

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Melissa D, Manager at Kansas Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and we are sorry for your loss. It is unfortunate that your father was unable to see the whole museum, but the Kansas Aviation Museum has worked very hard for many years, and we are very pleased to let you know that we added an elevator, heat, air conditioning, and new ADA restrooms in August... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great museum to visit if you love anything aviation! Recommend allowing for at least 2-3 hours and going on a nice day so you can enjoy the static displays outside.

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Hazelwood, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in an old airport terminal. Stopped here as the daughter is very interested in aviation. It was okay, not my cup of tea. The exhibits are housed over three floors and outside. Interesting to walk through and some of the items I found interesting as it relates to flying commercial airplanes earlier in my life. Seems they are going... More 

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Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017

From the original art deco ICT air terminal, to the outside exhibits, this is a hidden jewel. You can just feel the aviation history!

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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Reviewed January 15, 2017

There are only six or so aircraft in lousy state. Looks like it needs a bigger flow of tourists to support itself, but I can´t seem to realize how they are going to attracts more people with such a small collection

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Melissa D, Manager at Kansas Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I want to thank you for visiting the museum, we are a non-profit organization, and it is visitors like you who keep us going! We continue to work very hard here at the museum, and are very proud of what we have. We are always looking for volunteers who have a passion for aviation history.... More 

Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2016 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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Melissa D, Manager at Kansas Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I want to thank you for visiting the museum, we are a non-profit organization, and it is visitors like you who keep us going! We continue to work very hard here at the museum, and are very proud of what we have. We are always looking for volunteers who have a passion for aviation history.... More 

Rossville, KS
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2016

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 reviews
Reviewed November 16, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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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