Wurtsmith Air Museum
Wurtsmith Air Museum
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Wurtsmith Air Museum opens every spring on Armed Forces Day in mid-May; and on weekends throughout the summer until mid October. Hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 11 AM - 3 PM. Special tours may be arranged for other days. Wurtsmith Air Museum consists of three hangars, located at Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport. This area was formerly part of Wurtsmith Air Force Base where jet fighters were once housed. One hangar includes a "Wurtsmith Room" filled with donated pictures and memorabilia from WAFB history, numerous historical/military displays and a gift shop. Two other hangars house several aircraft; a T-33, a Link Trainer and home-built planes. Wurtsmith Air Museum is an all-volunteer non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to preserving the history of Wurtsmith Air Force Base and aviation history in NE Michigan.
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ole_bubba
Stokesdale, NC23 contributions
Jul 2013 • Couples
With the lake close by, it stayed cool the whole trip. I had spent some time in Oscoda back in the 70's & want to see how a town close to an Air Force Base was doing. FANTASTIC! What changes that 40+ years have done was un-believable...A totally different place & time now.........
Written June 29, 2014
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K8R8Wo
Highland, MI17 contributions
Jun 2015
As a former military family, it was really interesting for us to see the old planes, posters, etc. The staff was very friendly. Our kids enjoyed it.
Written May 1, 2016
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Arlene O
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Sep 2017 • Family
We had a great time at the museum. The staff memebera are extremely friendly, and there are a lot of things for both old and young to keep busy. Our toddler loved sitting in the airplane and helicopter, and there is a huge airliner you can walk right up to. Overall awesome experience and will visit again.
Written September 2, 2017
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Dennis R
Oscoda64 contributions
Sep 2016
The town of Oscoda takes great pride in The Wurtsmith Air Museum and the history of the US Air Force as part of the fabric of the region. It is easily located along Highway F41 just about a mile from US Highway 23. The best time of year to visit the museum is in July when they have many extra activities to celebrate Independence Day. The museum has many aircraft, relics, memorabilia and artifacts on display. There is also the Circle of Flags located near the museum and the Ken Ratliff Beach Park directly acrossed Highway F41 on Van Ethan Lake which has a swimming area, boat ramp and picnic area.
Written February 15, 2017
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John R
Grand Rapids, MI73 contributions
Sep 2016 • Solo
I am a history buff and flew in to visit the old base. There is barely any noticeable activity at the airport. The folks at the museum absolutely love visitors and enjoy talking and sharing what they remember of the base! One old timer ended up driving me around showing me the base, where base headquarters use to be, where the main gate once stood, and so on. I visited the alert pads where the alerts B-52 bombers once sat at the ready. The museum itself is small but neat and full of interesting things and photos. I look forward to returning with a buddy of mine who was stationed there in the late 80's.
Written September 9, 2016
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Faye H
East Peoria4 contributions
Sep 2016 • Family
We enjoyed going through this museum and saw several Vietnam era helicopters and history of over past wars and services of armed forces. We were visiting with our grandson who loves and works in the area
Written August 17, 2017
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Dawn
15 contributions
Aug 2016 • Solo
Located on the retired air base, full of history of both flight and military relics. Best time to visit during the military vehicle show held during the summer months.
Written January 17, 2017
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kolarlimo
Minden City, MI5 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
The air museum was very interesting and informative. The guides do an excellent job! It was well worth the entry fee of $5.00!
Written July 17, 2016
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Adesola82
Atlanta, GA307 contributions
Jul 2021 • Business
Wonderful experience at the Museum. A lot of history with uncountable items and few aircrafts. I was luck to meet some veterans at the museum. Must do for children. And I brought B52 necklace and airings. A lot of aviation gift items in the shop.
Written July 24, 2021
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maric83ava
Alexandria, VA69 contributions
Aug 2019
Disclaimer: I am a member of the Wurtsmith Air Museum but traveled from Virginia this summer to spend time in the museum. Since 1994, the Wurtsmith Air Museum has upheld the mission of preserving the history of the history of Wurtsmith Air Force Base (an integral part of the US Air Force from 1923 until 1993) and aviation in Northeast Michigan. The museum's exhibits are extensive and incredibly high-quality -- including several aircraft that can be examined up close. The gift shop offers lots of Wurtsmith / Oscoda-specific items as well as customize-able dog tags! You can spend 30 minutes or a couple of hours taking in everything in three hangars on the site of the former Air Force base.
Written August 19, 2019
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Wurtsmith Air Museum is open:
  • Fri - Sun 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM