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PBY-Naval Air Museum

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Great Museum on the history on the PBY Aircraft

We loved seeing the PBY-5A outside. The PBY-Naval Air Museum shows us the history of the WWII era... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2018
Carolyn K
Montesano, Washington
Excellent collection

We were surprised how varied the collection was. Everything was beautifully displayed in the... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Bend, Oregon
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The PBY-Naval Air Museum presents the history of the WWII era PBY aircraft and all Naval aircraft based at NAS Whidbey Island through the present. Exhibits include an actual PBY-5A aircraft, many interactive exhibits including flight simulators that...more
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270 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277-5714
+1 360-240-9500
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 11, 2012

This is a nice little museum. There is a lot of History packed in this building. I was looking for a place to donate my father's collection of Military books and magazines. I called different place and they were not interested. Someone suggested that I...More

8  Thank Arline S
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Went to see the museum but was told at the gate I wasn't allowed to enter because only active duty military were allowed through into the base. This was the gate at the end of pioneer. The guard said I was the third person that...More

2  Thank dano20
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

We loved seeing the PBY-5A outside. The PBY-Naval Air Museum shows us the history of the WWII era PBY aircraft and some Naval aircraft based at NAS Whidbey Island. The uniforms from the era were particularly interesting and members of our family enjoyed the flight...More

1  Thank Carolyn K
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We were surprised how varied the collection was. Everything was beautifully displayed in the museum. The film about the building of the Navy base on the island is worth watching. It will give you a good education of what it was like to live on...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

The museum has so many incredible things to see. There's even a simulator there's the newspaper from Pearl Harbor bombing I could go on and on. And then go across the street to see the PBY where you'll get a narrator that is so informed...More

2  Thank crystal27
Reviewed August 11, 2018

This place is hidden inside a tiny little strip mall and is really difficult to find. When you walk inside it doesn't look much better. We paid our money not because it looked cool, but because we had time to kill and no where else...More

1  Thank HangryMama
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Great staff and outstanding displays of naval history. A fun place to visit with children and family.

1  Thank 912francisb
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

I dropped the ladies in my party at PaintYour World, a pottery painting studio about 10 blocks north the museum then spent an enjoyable hour visiting the museum which is located in a strip mall across the street from the aircraft. The aircraft is currently...More

Thank Bill F
Reviewed June 5, 2018

We have three kiddos that love history, airplanes and cars. We stopped in the museum as sort of a whim and did not regret it at all. Sonny and Wayne left us with a wealth of knowledge and were patient and kind to us, including...More

2  Thank Tamara K
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the museum and the people who were so welcoming and cheerful! Really educational too. Fantastic collection.

2  Thank JonathanS4796
Reviewed March 27, 2018

Yes I arrived at 3:55 and had just 5 minutes. The staff were nice and interesting. If you have flown a PBY like I have you should check out the plane across the street.

1  Thank Loren778899
Reviewed March 3, 2018

In the city of Oak Harbor, WA there is a museum that reflects the past years that have shaped the area. The PBY-Naval Air Museum has a large verity of Historical items to allow the visitors to see what life was like in the WW2...More

1  Thank John B
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July 29, 2015|
Response from Gidster1980 | Reviewed this property |
$7 totally worth it. You can get an annual membership for $25, which includes 4 "free" passes. Have fun!!!