MAPS Air Museum

MAPS Air Museum, North Canton: Hours, Address, MAPS Air Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

MAPS Air Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • Libraries • History Museums
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
MAPS Air Museum is an internationally known museum of aviation and serves as a center of aviation history for Northeast Ohio. The museum features over 130 exciting educational displays in it's collection of acquired artifacts, interactive exhibits and historical archives in its own library. The museum currently has over 50 aircraft in the inventory and is a War Memorial as we have a piece of the Battleship Arizona on display.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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hoben57
Houston, TX8 contributions
Oct 2021
I took my wife and sister-in-law to visit this museum and their initial reluctance turned in amazement as the museum is not just planes on exhibit. The museum offers a variety of exhibits including a heroes room with stories and artifacts, an Ohio veterans room showcasing soldiers from Ohio who served in various periods of American history, and, yes, planes, engines, airplane memorabilia. They also have the gondola from the Blimp Akron. The folks there are friendly and engaging providing insight into the exhibits. It was a very enjoyable and educational museum.
Written October 29, 2021
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Mackinac76
Pittsburgh, PA15 contributions
Sep 2021
Yes, I give this museum an Excellent rating but with one big question.. The day we were there, several volunteers were lovingly painting a few of the planes and performing maintenance. The love and respect for keeping this history alive shines through every exhibit. Before leaving I went to the ladies room (very clean) and much to my dismay, hanging on the inside walls were the beautifully designed glass plaques of female officers. I don’t remember all of them, but one was a Rear Admiral, I believe two were Three Star Generals and a few Two Star Generals. The plaques had their official military photo, a mini biography and several other pictures from their careers. As the spouse of a prior military member, I know how tough it was for these women to attain their rank and achievements. I’m sure they would be quite disappointed to know that these plaques are hanging right outside the stall doors in the BATHROOM!!
Written September 21, 2021
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JB31787
Uniontown, OH11 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Born, raised & currently residing in Green, I never took the opportunity to visit the MAPS museum. Now, with my own family, I’m glad we took a day to do so. My wife and I took our daughter, who loves watching airplanes, so she could see some up close. We had a wonderful experience.

Literally, the museum itself consists of the open airplane hanger (weather permits whether or not the hanger doors are open to the outside) and a few small memorial hallways which are mainly dedicated to different battles/wars and their ties to the Ohio area.

We spent a good 2-3 hours at the museum, toured some really neat aircraft, and heard some great stories. Although we didn’t take an official tour, we did have the chance to hear stories from Dave, who was a tour guide and had some incredible tales to tell. The best part was all the guides were veterans. They weren’t necessarily the stories one would read in a text book, but rather their own personal experiences.

All in all, it was a great day. Our daughter absolutely loved the airplanes and I know we will definitely be back again in the future.

Bottom line: If you have a knack for history, enjoy airplanes, and want stories that you haven’t heard anywhere else, I suggest you take a few hours and visit this place.
Written July 3, 2021
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ScubaGSO
Greensboro, NC87 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Great way to pass some time while visiting family. Had aircraft that I worked with or around while I served in the Navy, and others that I enjoyed seeing the others as well. The addition of the Ohio Military Museum was great as well.
Written June 26, 2021
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Lana
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Jun 2021 • Family
Have been visiting MAPS museum for many years- great memories with my son. Recently decided to have my wedding there since it is such a unique and memorable place with a ton of meaningful history. Highly recommend this museum especially because everyone who works here can also share great information and are extremely knowledgeable and kind.
Written June 15, 2021
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Kay
Ohio210 contributions
Jun 2020
I have been to many air plane museums but this has to be my favorite. There are many different types of exabits that are inside, outside or in the hanger and prices are very good for the size of the museum. It is also really cool how it is almost next door to the Akron-Canton airport because you can sometimes see some over head!
Written January 6, 2021
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Thank You for your review
Written February 28, 2021
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j_wenner
Cleveland, OH366 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
We visited the MAPS museum today! It was an awesome museum. The outdoor exhibit was very chilly! The tour guides were very knowledgeable! Highly recommend it!!!
Written November 12, 2020
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Thank You very much for your review
Written February 28, 2021
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Sue L
North Canton, OH4 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
MAPS is a great place to see many restored vintage military aircraft. The layout is very easy to walk around and get a very close-up look at all of the planes and jets. The folks who help with the visitors are all very welcoming and helpful. It's easy to spend one hour or many just walking around. And there are displays for the kids.
Written March 5, 2020
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Thank You for your review. Glad you had a good time
Written March 6, 2020
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Mark H
Kariong, Australia150 contributions
Feb 2020
I went there on a snowy cold day. There is a large hanger which has some high quality restored items and various military artefacts. Outside exposed to the elements was a mobile hospital, some army vehicles and a number of historic aircraft. There were some gems of aircraft outside (The F-11 Tiger and the F94 as well as the EA-6B) which do show signs of being exposed to the elements but it was good to get up and close. Seeing the quality of the other restorations you know their turn will come. Inside was understandably a bit cramped with many aircraft fitted in that have been well restored. You could also get up and close to the Mig-21 which they were actually restoring inside. the various rooms off the main hanger are well worth visiting. There appeared to be guides that were taking small groups around.
Written February 11, 2020
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Thank You for your review. We do have volunteer tour guides and our long range plans include another building
Written February 12, 2020
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woodenpike
Brunswick, OH17 contributions
Jan 2020
If you have any interest in airplanes, history or the military this place is a must see. Catch it on a weekday morning and you may even get a private tour. Most of the planes are from the military but they also have some biplanes and even a blimp. You may also get to visit the restorations shop.
Written January 7, 2020
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Thank You for your review. We have volunteer tour guides that are always ready to do a tour.
Written January 8, 2020
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