Stafford Air & Space Museum

Stafford Air & Space Museum

Stafford Air & Space Museum
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
The Stafford Air & Space Museum is a Smithsonian-affiliated institution. We are named in honor of Lt. General Thomas P. Stafford, veteran astronaut of the Project Gemini & Apollo space programs and a Weatherford, OK native. Filled with artifacts from the earliest days of mankind’s first flights, to the manned spaceflight programs of the “Space Race” era between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, to the future of aerospace, the Museum has something for everyone! The museum houses 63,000 square feet of exhibits and showcases thousands of artifacts, including a General Dynamics F-16 “Fighting Falcon,” the actual Fixed-Base Simulator used to train all 135 Shuttle Program crews, a ten-story Titan II rocket, a moon rock returned to Earth by the crew of Apollo 17 and General Stafford’s actual, flown Gemini VI spacecraft. You’ll be amazed at the history you can find under one roof. Open 7 days a week/360 days a year. Closed on New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • cered56
    Dallas, Georgia87 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extremely nice historical museum plus bonus points for kids!
    This place was filled with great history and things to learn about! It has a kids section as well and very clean! The employee’s were nice! We spent about an hour and a half but you could be there longer but well worth it! They are building an outdoor area for kids to.
    Thank you! The playground is completed and would love to have you back to play! We will also an expansion scheduled for 2024 which will include adding a theatre, expanding the education center and adding an event room! We will also be getting the A-117A in 2024! We appreciate your review and invite you back.
    Written December 22, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 23, 2023
  • P J Avery
    Edmond, Oklahoma1,115 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top notch museum - worth the visit!
    This museum exceeded our expectations! Totally deserving of 2023 Travelers Choice Award. A lot of information about aviation and space. Seeing the real life Gemini VI and the Titan Rocket was the highlight of the museum if I had to pick. Plus the new playground across the parking lot was a hit with the kids! An absolutely must for any one! Worth the drive from Oklahoma City.
    Thank you so much for coming!! We love our visitors.
    Written May 2, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 2, 2024
  • Trish B
    Burford, Canada13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Family Experience
    Amazing museum....would say best space museum experience ever and we have been to lots of them. Interactive, intuitive, colorful, fact based, real deal. Don't miss it. RIP General Stafford. Thanks for your service.
    Thank you. Glad you visited and appreciate your referral!
    Written April 9, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 31, 2024
  • Nick W
    London, United Kingdom162 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great time spent at the Stafford A&S museum
    Back in summer 2022 on our Route 66 trip from the UK, we unfortunately weren't able to visit as the opening hours didn't fit with our schedule... so when we were planning our April OK/TX road trip around the eclipse, a return visit was added to the plan. I thoroughly enjoyed the visit- so many exhibits that you can get up close to, including many iconic artefacts - the Gemini capsule was a favourite- that have been flown in space. The exhibits relating to the Apollo and Apollo/Soyuz missions were another highlight, as were seeing the many gifts exchanged/received by Gen. Stafford from other astronauts/cosmonauts. It was however a poignant visit, following Gen. Stafford's recent passing. I did feel honoured to be there at the time he was lying in state, allowing me to pay my respects to someone who gave so much to space exploration and international collaboration.
    Thank you for coming.
    Written May 17, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 5, 2024
  • Joebob747
    Neenah, Wisconsin385 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must stop! Great for kids, aviation/history fans.
    This museum really impressed me. I had expected a standard, run down, old and kind of musty museum. Instead what I got was a clean modern museum with excellent displays, videos, artifacts and also interactive activities. I guess it was under renovation but you really couldn't tell. Well laid out and very informative. Even my wife, who can barely stand another airplane museum, enjoyed this place.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 21, 2024
  • Tonya V
    Pea Ridge, Arkansas758 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Space and flying in Oklahoma
    Lt. General Stafford was from Weatherford, which is why this impressive museum is here. If you’re tired of the typical Route 66 stuff this is the place to stop. Lots of interesting and authentic (many used in space flights) items. Highly recommend a visit.
    Visited July 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written July 6, 2024
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TravelingBill
Glendale, AZ615 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This museum is really a tribute to Stafford, not an air and space museum. It does have maybe 15-20 planes, many on loan from the National Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton. Also some good info on Gemini and Appolo programs. The whole museum would fit into the lobby of the National Air Force Museum.
Written October 12, 2020
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Richard W
Avon Park, FL106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We first learned about this museum from a YouTube channel RverTV. So we planned to take motorhome on our first long trip and call it Vacation Honeymoon. Our goal was several place and made sure we stopped at the Stafford Museum. We were very impressed with the museum and all the exhibits. If you are traveling I-40 through Weatherford, Ok this is a must stop and see especially if you are into this and great for kids to learn
Written August 29, 2020
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Glad we were a stop on your Vacation Honeymoon! Thank you for the great review!
Written September 9, 2020
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charleslmims
San Antonio, TX127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
The Thomas Stanford Air and Space Museum in Weatherford, OK is worth a trip to the state just for the experience. I was completely blown away, they have a full size Titan Rocket shell and the Gemini Capsule that General Stafford rode into space. They have a real full size F1 engine from the Apollo booster. They have the Russian engine that was part of the Soviet Space program and is being used by United Space Alliance because until SpaceX the US could build a not build a better engine. They have a real V2 motor. The inner Nerd had my jaw drop many times. They have the real X1 a real Wright Flyer restored and a Ford Tri Motor plane and a real MiG and a real F16. This museum was one of the best air museums outside of the Smithsonian or The Air Museum in Denver. You must go down Route 66 I40 to see this place.
Written October 6, 2020
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Thank you for the GREAT review! Glad you enjoyed your trip!
Written November 25, 2020
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CharlieMickKeith
Edmond, OK412 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This was my second trip to Stafford Air & Space Museum. The collection of NASA items and exhibits is really amazing. You would expect some things from Gen. Stafford's missions, but there was so much more. If you live in Oklahoma or traveling through via I-40, you should plan a stop. They are in the process of expanding the museum, but no real impact on the current exhibits.
Written January 19, 2020
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Thank you for enjoying your visit. We are so proud you were impressed with our collection. Thank you for visiting.
Written January 27, 2020
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Michael B
Louisville, KY83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
As a space buff from the time I was a kid, this place is second only to visiting Canaveral in Florida. We only had about 1/2-hour to breeze through before closing. I could have used half-a-day. Excellent exhibits, model work, stories preserved in placards, actual hardware and info about Gen. Stafford himself kept me captivated. If the subject interests you, make sure you allow the TIME to see everything!
Written June 13, 2021
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Thank you for the great review! We hope you will come again and take in even more of the coming exhibits.
Written June 14, 2021
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spaniec
44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
From the moment you see the fighter jet speeding into the sky, you know this is going to be great and it is. We spent 2 hours getting to know General Stafford and all of his achievements and good will throughout his life. I was also very moved when I read how his local teachers helped and tutored him to his full potential.
Written April 25, 2021
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Thank you for the 5 star review! We are glad to know that his life has impacted you in such a positive way. We continue to expand so come again soon!
Written April 27, 2021
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MZ
Seattle, WA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Outstanding! The museum has some of the best rocket engine exhibits I've seen (and I used to work in the industry). The F-1 exhibit is unbeatable and the SSME powerhead was a surprise ... a fantastic surprise. The staff are incredibly welcoming. It was a pleasure to make a donation. Keep up the great work, I hope I can return some day.
Written May 16, 2021
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Thank you for the awesome review and the 5 star rating! We were so glad to have you visit and we do hope you'll come again.
Written May 17, 2021
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NEofAZ
Yuma, AZ1,002 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Solo
for one person interesting. to see the actual space vehicles he used is even more remarkable. a must-see for all aviation fans. to have done everything this man did is remarkable. to have the means to have all the items in this museum is also
Written October 30, 2020
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Thank you for leaving the kind review! We are very fortunate with General Stafford's help to have the collection we have. Be sure to visit again!
Written November 24, 2020
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Richard A
Greenville, SC2,759 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
What a fantastic Museum about the beginning of the flying machine up to, and including, going to the moon and beyond. My wife and I didn't know what to expect, but this was one of the best air and space museums, and we were very happy we stopped here. They have over 40 exhibits and lots of other extras. Tom Stafford is an American hero we can all look up to.
Written October 5, 2021
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Thank you for the awesome review AND the 5 stars! We work hard to make it a great place to be, so this review encourages us to work even harder. We do hope you'll come again soon!
Written October 7, 2021
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D. Balint
70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Who would think that a 'space museum' in the center of the USA would be so comprehensive and unique. General Stafford really used his influence and his personal collection to provide a worthwhile experience for anyone visiting this museum. Displays are clear, concise, begin at the beginning with a Wright Brothers glider and progress to the Saturn rockets.
There is an actual capsule that made it to space!!! You can stand two feet from it!
Written July 28, 2022
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Thank you for the awesome review! Please come again anytime you're in the area!
Written July 28, 2022
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