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Kansas Aviation Museum

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Address: 3350 S. George Washington Blvd., Wichita, KS 67210
Phone Number: +1 316-683-9242
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9:00 am - 5:00 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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Aviation Buff's Dream

This museum is nirvana for any aviation buff. Interesting, unrestored airplanes on display adjacent to the museum and wonderful exhibits inside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum is nirvana for any aviation buff. Interesting, unrestored airplanes on display adjacent to the museum and wonderful exhibits inside.

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Over the Rainbow, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This aviation museum could be world class, but it obviously needs more funding. It's housed in a former rundown airport which still needs to be refurbished. It's a good start just needs a lot of work.

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Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Good Wichita aviation history museum in an historic location. Has s nice collection of historic planes on the tarmac. Unfortunately the outside temperature was over 100, so we had to move back inside rather quickly. The inside of the museum contains a lot of information of the aviation history in the air capital of the world. Has some nice vintage... More 

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Knoxville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

The Kansas Aviation Museum is housed in the former Municipal Airport Terminal in Wichita. It has actual aircraft from different eras on display along with other artifacts of flying. There is a hall display dedicated to the Tuskegee Airmen and other prominent Black airmen associated with Wichita KS which is known as the Air Capital of the World. There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Any aircraft Enthusiast would love this place. Lots of great history here. I try to stop in every time I through Wichita.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

We planned our route through Kansas to visit this museum. We were more than disappointed when we walked up to the door and saw it was closed early for a special event. We had checked their FB page and website and it said they were open that day 10-6. The attendant advised us to come back tomorrow. We live two... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

If you are into airplanes, this place is worth the visit. They have several outside on the ramp. I liked the control tower . You can see in every direction. Also they have lots of other stuff worth seeing.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Truth be told, Wichita is pretty thin on the ground for entertainment and sightseeing so this is about as good as it gets. Very quiet, no crowds, lots and lots to see and you can take your time to take excellent photos. Worth a visit if you have time to kill, i mean, what else are you gonna do?

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Wichita is called "Air Capital" so it is must to see Aviation Museum. It very well organized and very educational. It is great place to take your kids.

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Wichita, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

The exhibits and static airplanes were worth a visit and the admission if you have the time, but not very exciting for young grandchildren unless they are heavy into aviation.

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