Lone Star Flight Museum
Lone Star Flight Museum
5
Military MuseumsSpeciality MuseumsHistory Museums
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
The only museum in Houston where the exhibits FLY! Aviation inspires achievement and endless possibilities! Fun for all ages that's #PlaneAwesome!
Duration: 2-3 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.

Top ways to experience Lone Star Flight Museum and nearby attractions

See what travelers are saying
  • Susan M
    Arlington, Texas2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lone Star Flight Museum is 5-star
    The museum, located at Ellington Field, houses 20-40 planes and has a flight simulator for which you may purchase flights. Visiting planes are scheduled for a weekend or month at a time. You may also purchase actual flights on specific planes. Call ahead to arrange your flight. There is a gift shop and a restaurant is coming soon. “The Vomit Comet” is on display out on the grounds. NASA houses their astronaut training planes at Ellington Field. I would recommend allotting two hours or more to view the museum’s stock.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 25, 2023
  • AMADALTX
    Texas31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not Just for Aviation Fans
    This is a great family experience that provides some of the best restorations and easy/fast reads on each aircraft. We went on Thursday not realizing every Thursday is $5 per person. All the displays represented history with some modern aviation items. The educational section was fascinating for all ages allowing everyone to leave knowing general principals and practicalities of flight. You can get very close to the displays and appeared to be a very safe place to allow mature tweens-teens to walk through everything themselves. It’s quiet, but not museum quiet so kids are still allowed to be kids. The history of flight and military section was very informative and well done. Little kids may lose attention, but with its focus around Texas it does allow for some geography and history learning to make the moment teachable.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 24, 2023
  • LizB86
    Spokane, Washington171 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really glad we went.
    Airplanes are beautifully restored. Lots of interesting exhibits. Great activities for kids activities and learning. The kids flight simulator is great. There’s even a toddlers play area. One of the best flight museums we’ve been to.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 8, 2024
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles108 reviews
Excellent
91
Very good
15
Average
2
Poor
0
Terrible
0

tleeEvans
Houston, TX949 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Couples
Went on a Sunday right after opening after the coved 19 shut down. Everyone in a mask and limited number of people allowed in. The exhibits are very good lots of information on planes the pilots and factories in Texas that helped build and train for the wars. The hands on exhibits were not open but they looked very interesting. Flight simulators and more. Lots to take in and read can spend hours in there Very well laid out museum
Written May 24, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Susan M
Arlington, TX2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
The museum, located at Ellington Field, houses 20-40 planes and has a flight simulator for which you may purchase flights. Visiting planes are scheduled for a weekend or month at a time.
You may also purchase actual flights on specific planes. Call ahead to arrange your flight.
There is a gift shop and a restaurant is coming soon.
“The Vomit Comet” is on display out on the grounds.
NASA houses their astronaut training planes at Ellington Field.
I would recommend allotting two hours or more to view the museum’s stock.
Written September 25, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

mariovK5544HD
Houston, TX60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We visited this museum after it was moved from Galveston to Ellington Field and we can tell you the museum managers did an awesome job. So much history combined with wonderful exhibitions and nice souvenirs store makes a unforgettable visit.
please make sure to try the simulators, you will love the experience!!
Written January 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ianmantel
Hastings309 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
A well presented museum offering a great insight in the origins of the ariport and flight in the USA. Wonderful to see so many different warbirds flying and offering rides. Get close up and personal to a B-17, B-25 or a ME262. The only disappointment was the lack of a cafe, just a vending machine. We would have gladly spent some dollars on a lunch.
Written April 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Janet T
Houston, TX3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The Lone Star Flight Museum is a fascinating museum with numerous amazing aircraft. The museum and aircraft are well-maintained and the staff is well-versed to talk about the different aircraft. This is a museum that should be on all aircraft lovers list to visit.
Written July 21, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Travelagt2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
What a spectacular discovery! Having no idea what to expect, we were just astonished at this bright, beautiful place - fantastic and planes displayed perfectly - great informative displays and even flight simulators for the whole family. The volunteers were very knowledgeable and clearly enjoyed sharing stories and history with guests.

I can’t say enough how terrific this is!
Written August 1, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

wineman1981
Livermore, CA111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Unbelievable museum, Ret. General Owens and his staff have done an exceptional job at this museum. We only had 1 hour to visit, but will be back. Displays/on hand exhibits, aircraft, etc were outstanding. Highly recommend this museum. Make sure you make time to visit. As a retired enlisted man,(30yrs) I salute Ret LtG Owens, this retired General must have been one hell of an officer. it shows at the dedication and effort put into this museum.
Written March 1, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Bill15Q
The Cincinnati Region257 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
The museum is extremely well done. All of the aircraft have some connection to Texas. They host the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame. Many of the people featured are well known at the national level, others may be less well known, but made significant contributions to the aviation and aerospace industry. To their credit, they put considerable resources into STEM education.
Written November 18, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mister Palmer
McLean, VA20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
A superb museum about modern aviation and and history of air travel in our country and worldwide. Impressive display of retired airplanes including one of the first Continental air buses. The history and vintage planes were interesting and kept us busy for about 2 hours. Add this to your Texas bucket list. Among the coolest airplane museums I have been to in my life!!
Written December 15, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

johnyboy
Dallas, TX30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
This place is really good but if you have kids like myself wait to visit. They have a lot of hands on things for children that my 11year old so wanted to touch and play with but due to Covid you can’t. It was reduced for ‘summer special’ but still over priced.
Written July 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 102
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Lone Star Flight Museum - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

Frequently Asked Questions about Lone Star Flight Museum



Lone Star Flight Museum Information

Excellent Reviews

91

Very Good Reviews

15

Lone Star Flight Museum Photos

185