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“Great Air Museum”

Planes of Fame Air Museum
Ranked #5 of 37 things to do in Williams
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located at the intersection of Highways 180 & 64 at Valle-Williams Airport, south of south rim of Grand Canyon, the museum is open daily 9-5 except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Nearly three dozen warbirds and classic aircraft are on display including the Lockheed C-121A Constellation which was General Douglas MacArthur's personal VIP transport. For more information about the museum, the annual Warbird Fly-in in June or special membership programs, visit our website.
Reviewed April 14, 2012

We found this great air museum on the way home from the Grand Canyon south rim on Highway 64, north of Williams. Outside in front is the C-121a Constellation used by General Douglas McArthur during WWII. Inside is a fantantic assortment of planes from WWII and pre-war avation all in grate shape. You will see P-38 lightings, BF-109 Messerschmitt, Navy Trojans, Douglas Skyraider, and a B-26 Invader as well as many other beautifuly restored planes. The staff is very frendly and offer coffee and snacks as well as clean bathrooms. The gift shop has great books and photos as well as avation patchs and pins. A great place for the whole family. AAA discount available.

Thank Fyreslayer
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Reviewed March 15, 2012

So we were driving to the Grand Canyon and we saw an old airplane on the side of the road advertising the museum. It was just before you see the big Fred Flintstone. My husband was interested but we were on our way to the canyon and we didn't actually see the museum. While we were up at the canyon he found a brochure for the museum so we decided to stop in on our way out of town.

We walked in and the front desk was unattended. It turns out the nice lady who works at the front also doubles as a janitor, she was in the back cleaning the bathroom. She was very sweet and said that we could go through the museum and then just pay her on the way out.

The museum has really cool stuff. One neat feature is that families and former airmen have donated their uniforms, flight suits, flight logs and other memorabilia that is on display.

It also features Japanese WWII fighter planes, German WWII fighter plane, many experimental air crafts, and even some classic cars. There were about 20-30 full size airplanes and many parts including instrument panels and engines.

My husband was over the moon to be able to be so close to the planes and all of the parts. I really liked the personal side that was on display with the mementos and there was also a display highlighting women pilots.

The displays could use a sprucing up. Not every display has information and some displays are just empty. There were random brooms laying around, it just needs a little TLC.

After we toured the museum we came out and paid for our admission and then also bought a neat t shirt. Admission is $6.50 for adults.

I would highly recommend this museum for anyone interested in history and/or aviation.

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Reviewed January 10, 2012

This museum is rather small; an hour or two would be adequate to see the displays and planes both inside and outside the hangar. General MacArthur's Constellation is there (additional small fee to tour) as well as other historic planes. It's located about halfway between Grand Canyon and Williams, AZ on the left side of the main road as you drive north from Williams.

Thank yearning4fairness
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

Alot of planes. Even one made entirely of wood. It was conveniently located on the way back to Sedona from Grand Canyon. Seems like its a bit of a secret place bc I didn't see it anywhere in the travel books.

Thank sonicachic311
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Reviewed December 17, 2011

My son comes here all the time and loves to see the airplanes. The only downfall is that there is a lady that works here who has yelled at my 3 1/2 year old son several times for no reason.

Thank MSNF4
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