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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
9:00 am - 5:00 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

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 1 week ago
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Bel Aire, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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.

Thank Bill K
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Tom M
Stow, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

1 Thank brimil
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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.

Thank Tina M
Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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.

Thank scrapbookingmom11
Manhattan, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

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.

Thank Brenda M
Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

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.

Thank Rudyvn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

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 

Thank Todd B

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