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International Women's Air & Space Museum

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Address: 1501 N Marginal Rd, Room 165, Burke Lakefront Airport, Cleveland, OH 44114-3760
Phone Number: +1 216-623-1111
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The mission of the International Women's Air & Space Museum is to...

The mission of the International Women's Air & Space Museum is to preserve the history of women in aviation and space and to document their continuing contributions today and in the future. We have artifacts for over 6,000 women in the aviation and aerospace fields. We are the only museum of our kind in the entire world because we represent women in all fields of aviation and aerospace, including but not limited to; pilots, mechanics, mission controllers, and astronauts.

We provide educational experiences to school children and scout groups with private tours and hands on learning. We also provide private tours and boxed lunch programs for adults.

We aren't just a quiet museum in the airport, as we host numerous events and fundraisers throughout the year including; Dinner with a Slice of History, Family Day, Rocket Day and Corks in the Concourse.

Visit our website or give us a call for more information regarding the exhibits, tours, events, or general information.

Exhibits: Open 7 days a week, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Office/Gift Shop: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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An interesting museum in an unusual location

I found this museum by accident while looking at a map of tourist attractions near a conference I attended recently. It's in a small airport on the shore of Lake Erie and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 19, 2016
Cheryl L
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Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

I found this museum by accident while looking at a map of tourist attractions near a conference I attended recently. It's in a small airport on the shore of Lake Erie and absolutely free. The exhibits were interesting, and I learned about about the history of women in aviation and space. It's unfortunate that there isn't much publicity about this... More 

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IWASM, Public Relations Manager at International Women's Air & Space Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and appreciated the hidden gem that we are. We hope you will be back again soon, as we continuously change out exhibits. More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

This is in the terminal of the airport and took some time to identify. There are some exhibits with some interesting facts.

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IWASM, Public Relations Manager at International Women's Air & Space Museum, responded to this review

We apologize that you had issues finding our museum. We hope you enjoyed your visit and will consider visiting again in the future. More 

germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

What a great idea but in a tired location with so much unrecognized potential. Dingy and quiet, it does not do justice to the displays and history housed here. That's a shame as it might be easily overlooked. I hope it will expand and improve yet very worth a visit especially to inspire women in aviation.

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Thank bugladyGermany
IWASM, Public Relations Manager at International Women's Air & Space Museum, responded to this review

We appreciate the feedback. We are working hard to better our museum everyday. Thank you for stopping by. More 

Toronto
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

As a pilot and an aviation enthusiast, I like to visit aviation museums. I like to promote women in aviation as I believe that us men have pushed women out of the cockpit, and frankly, they should be flying as well. That being said, this is a museum which occupies the lounge areas in the smaller Burke airport, and it... More 

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IWASM, Public Relations Manager at International Women's Air & Space Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the support of our museum. We are working hard every day to better our museum. We appreciate the feedback. More 

Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

This museum is one I'd highly recommend for any family to visit. Got a scout or school visit what a great interesting place. If you have a daughter that's the least bit interested in flying or space I'd recommend visiting and even joining the museum. This is one place for a one stop visit along the whole lake front.

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IWASM, Public Relations Manager at International Women's Air & Space Museum, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you had an enjoyable visit. We hope you will visit again soon. We appreciate your feedback. More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2016

My guy, myself, his Mom and sister went here 9/2013 and admission was free. Parking was free. There were not many people there wandering through the museum. The exhibits were interesting. The museum was smaller than other museums inside. The employees were nice and informative. I spoke with a Weatherman there who explained "Lake Effect" snow in the Cleveland OH... More 

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Gates Mills, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2015

Too bad if you missed the annual IWASM event: "Corks on the Concourse". This year's theme, "Flying Fiesta," was ¡fun-tástico! As always, there was plenty of food to be had and wines to taste. The auction baskets were packed with a wide variety of quality items, and... whoever won the bid for the leather flight jacket certainly has a special... More 

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IWASM, Public Relations Manager at International Women's Air & Space Museum, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you had a great time at our event. This year's "Corks in the Concourse" will take place September 2. You can visit our website for more information or call the museum directly at 216.623.1111. We appreciate your feedback. More 

Brampton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2015

Very interesting museum - take the time to read the stories of the first women pilots and the struggles of them to be taken seriously by NASA during the early space program. The artifacts on display are interesting included a tire from the space shuttle.

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Rew, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2015

I brought my 12-year-old niece and she thought it was fun and educational. I did too, though I wish there had been more stuff for kids to actually do.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

I came Here, mainly because it was free. It's just a hallway and a gift shop. But I did enjoy reading about women pilots from the past. There are some planes that you can look at as well. There is also a propeller that looks the same as an obstacle in stage 3 of America Ninja Warrior. Worth a five... More 

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