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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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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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Worth the effort

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tina M
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank Tina M
Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have worked very hard to create this museum of local aviation history and it shows. Although it is small, the exhibits are high quality and the architecture of the building is fascinating. The local people need to support this effort to keep the history of what helped make Wichita what it is today.

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Thank scrapbookingmom11
Manhattan, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum is very well designed with lots of exhibits both models and actual parts/pieces. The control tower was a neat view. We visited over the weekend while there was a car show with classic cars being displayed near the aircraft displayed outside.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My grandkids and I had a blast at the museum. Although only 4 and 6 years old, they had a wonderful time on the simulators and flying paper airplanes. It was not at all crowded so they were able to explore it to their hearts content. Definitely a must and very affordable.

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Thank Brenda M
Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is not a big museum and there aren't many planes, but it is very important historically, and many of the planes on exhibit were made in Boeing/Wichita. The building itself is an important example of art-deco architecture and is worth the trip itself. You can also go up into the original control tower which is also quite interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to visit. No big crowds and you can go out on the ramp and walk around the aircraft. They have a B-52 and a B-47 on display - both types having been built in Wichita (can say for sure the ones on display were built there but they did build B-52s & B-47s in Wichita) plus lots of... More 

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Thank Todd B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

This museum is focused on the Beech and Cessna civil aviation history. It is at an old terminal and is well kept and clean. It has a few military planes. I was disappointed that I was a week too early to watch the 2nd flying B29 in the world, "DOC" fly its maiden flight from this airport. DOCs team has... More 

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Thank Terry N
Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Have toured the museum that is continuing to grow and add exhibits. The site of the first tower in the Wichita area and one you are able to tour first hand and read the history of. The many airplanes, parts and historical data provided makes it a great place to visit. We also hosted our son and daughter-in-laws wedding and... More 

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Thank Sarah14767
Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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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Thank reilenfeldt
Over the Rainbow, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

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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