Stafford Air & Space Museum

Stafford Air & Space Museum, Weatherford: Hours, Address, Stafford Air & Space Museum Reviews: 5/5

Stafford Air & Space Museum

Stafford Air & Space Museum
5
Military Museums • Speciality Museums • Science Museums
9:00 AM - 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 named in honor of Weatherford native and NASA Astronaut, Lt. General Thomas P. Stafford, a veteran of the Project Gemini and Apollo space programs. Filled with artifacts from the earliest days of mankind’s first flights, to the manned spaceflight programs of the “Space Race” era between the United States and the Soviet Union, to the future aerospace, the Museum has something for everyone! The museum houses one and a half acre of exhibits under roof and showcases thousands of items. With 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 Gemini VI spacecraft, you’ll be amazed at the history you can find under one roof.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Deb S
Oklahoma City, OK26 contributions
Fantastic museum
Mar 2021
Wow - this is a hidden gem for sure in the more rural areas of Oklahoma. So many displays and exhibits and interesting artifacts and memorabilia. It's a pretty huge building with everything they have inside. If you have any interest whatsoever in the space program, this is a must-see attraction. Definitely a 2-3 hour stop to take everything in. Fun little gift shop too, and a simulator room with computers and joysticks.
Written March 24, 2021
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Thank you for the 5 star review! We are always expanding our galleries so I do hope you'll come again soon!
Written April 16, 2021
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BigL49
Edmond, Oklahoma170 contributions
VERY interesting and well put together.
Jan 2021
My wife and I take day trips from the Oklahoma City area to explore neighboring communities in Oklahoma. We traveled I-40 to Weatherford and toured the SA&SM. We truly enjoyed the self paced and self guided tour. We are both "Seasoned" citizens and lived through ALL of the space race from frequent sonic booms to the moon landing and beyond. It was most interesting to view many items first hand that have been preserved and displayed. Of particular interest was the joint American and Russian space docking. It was a terrific idea for the astronauts/cosmonauts to autograph the capsules and other artifacts. Overall an excellent afternoon for us. Strongly encourage you to visit. Bring the kids so they learn the history of what the "Right Stuff" is. . . .
Written January 27, 2021
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Thank you for the 5 star review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Please come again!
Written March 2, 2021
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Chelsea
Raymondville, TX7 contributions
Pleasantly surprised
Nov 2020 • Couples
It was larger than expected and really cool and informational my husband and I really enjoyed this museum
Written November 17, 2020
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Glad you two enjoyed your visit! Thanks for the 5-star review.
Written November 24, 2020
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Jerry M
Yukon, OK2,874 contributions
Excellent history
Oct 2020 • Friends
This was a small but filled with amazing history!!! No matter your age it will fill in your history gaps of our space history! Fantastic and the Groupon coupon was $7 for two of us. Well worth your time and money!!!
Written November 2, 2020
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Thank you for the kind review! We are very proud of our collection of artifacts and exhibits we have in the museum. Be sure to visit again!
Written November 24, 2020
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NEofAZ
Yuma, AZ960 contributions
Very nice small aviation museum
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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donjuan909
Platte City, MO64 contributions
The Right Stuff
Jul 2020
We spent 2 hours here after finding this museum on the way to Amarillo. The first part of the museum is a tribute to Gen Stafford. It has his medals, flights, suits, etc. After that you get into the early aviation and rocketry section where they have lots of full size replicas of early aircraft. Then you get into the Mercury, Gemini & Apollo programs where they have quite a bit of actual artifacts. Finally you get into the modern section where they have many actual artifacts including s space shuttle engine and a couple of real but disarmed nuclear warheads. It's definitely worth your time to stop and spend an hour or two.
Written October 29, 2020
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Thank you for leaving the kind review! Be sure to visit again once we get more of our new exhibits and artifacts in!
Written November 25, 2020
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TravelingBill
Glendale, AZ463 contributions
EVERYTHING you wanted to know about Gen Stafford
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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Lauri M
Allen, TX158 contributions
An Unexpected Gem
Oct 2020 • Couples
While I am not a big space or aircraft fan, this museum is a great place to stop if you are in the Weatherford area. I would have expected this museum to be located in a much more urban area. Lots of space history, rockets, spacecraft, engines, and aircraft, plus the personal story of Thomas Stafford.
Written October 9, 2020
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Glad you enjoyed your visit!
Written November 25, 2020
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charleslmims
San Antonio, TX134 contributions
Wow, This is the real Deal
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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okiesooner09
Oklahoma289 contributions
A World Class Museum in a small town
Sep 2020
We were here about 20 years ago and they've added so much since them. They have an incredible display of space memorabilia, including a lot of Stafford’s personal items, space suits and uniforms. They have several replica aircraft on display, like the Wright Flyer, the Spirit of St. Louis and the X-1. But they also had the actual Gemini VI capsule that Stafford and Wally Schirra actual flew into space. Also the Apollo-Soyuz docking mechanism we saw on TV when the US and Russians met in space.
Written September 26, 2020
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Thank you for the great review! So glad you came back to see us. You will have to come back next fall and see the new F-117A exhibit!
Written September 29, 2020
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