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“Greatest show outside!”

Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum at Sun 'n Fun
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$11.99*
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Admission to Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum with Optional Tour
Ranked #11 of 56 things to do in Lakeland
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum is the Official Aviation and Aerospace Education Center of the State of Florida. Our mission is to honor the past while inspiring the future with state of the art technology. Interactive learning stations for part of the exhibits to educate visitors from al lover the world. STEM based station allows visitors to interact and participate in real world environments that immerse them in the subject and enhance an understanding through hands on applications. Unique areas of interest are the Howard Hughes Archives, Air Racing Simulators, Florida Aviation Hall of Fame, Innovations in Propulsion Exhibit, Pilot Briefing Stations, and over 20 historical aircraft on display.
Reviewed March 27, 2012

In addition to a great little museum there are two of the most unusual aircraft in the world on the grounds. The "Seadart" - a jet engined float plane for the U.S.Navy and the Lockheed XFV-1, an aircraft that had contuer-rotating propellers that took off and landed "on its tail"!
Add this attraction to the Sun 'n Fun airshow week and you have the makings of a great vacation for the air show fanatic in your life.

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Reviewed February 22, 2012

Very helpful staff. Good Howard Hughes exhibit. Good display of airplane models (not the kind from kits) and home built aircraft. The weekend we visited, the hangars had been emptied of all the full size aircraft because the space was being used to house a judged dog show. Apparently, they do this every year. We did not get to see the full size aircraft because they were out in the fields and quite a distance away. We visited during President's weekend. Even though AAA rates this attraction with a diamond, I'd give it only 2 stars out of 5 because of the dog show.

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Reviewed February 1, 2012

If aviation history tweaks your interest even a little, a nice way to spend a few hours rehashing history. Clean and friendly atmosphere with small gift shop. Take your time to absorb the history and you'll be brought back to a very different time and place, almost unimaginable by our standards today. Would you fly a plane with only a road map for navigation! Ask for directions to Lakeland Linder Airport Terminal (very nearby) for lunch right in front of the runways and headphones so you can listen to the tower. Nice menu but keep in mind it closes at 3. Air Show featuring the Thunderbirds is coming in March to Lakeland, a great reason to go back!

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Reviewed January 31, 2012

I was just driving by and stopped there for 90 minutes, but have to say that this was one of the most educational museums I have seen in the long time. Not so many aircrafts, but some rare and LOTs of information about history of aviation. Everyone shall see this... $10 definitely worth!

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Reviewed January 29, 2012

This is a wonderful aviation museum and the kid's will love it too.
Staff members were so friendly. Not the usual museum !

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