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“Lovely restored airplanes”
Review of Fargo Air Museum

Fargo Air Museum
Ranked #5 of 40 things to do in Fargo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Located just off I-29 interstate, The Fargo Air Museum is an easily accessed pet friendly, must-stop location. North Dakota's premiere aviation destination, the Fargo Air Museum's dual hangars are home to aircraft of all eras - from a modern unmanned reconnaissance drone to the "most accurate recreation of a Wright Brothers' flyer the Smithsonian Institute has ever seen." A "flying" museum, many of the airplanes occasionally take to the sky, a unique feature not found in the vast majority of the nation's static-display air museums. More than just a simple place to display its many aircraft, military memorabilia and exhibits, the Fargo Air Museum also houses one of the midwest's largest Aviation libraries. In addition, the museum hosts educational day-camps, speakers and seminars for flight fans of all ages to enjoy. The Fargo Air Museum is a fantastic choice for a unique venue for corporate & private events and has quickly become a local favorite for hosting wedding ceremonies and receptions. Please email for event rental information. Located across the street from the Fargodome, the museum is also surrounded with dining opportunities and is conveniently just moments away from the Fargo's Hector International Airport.
Reviewed November 22, 2012

we visited the museum awhile back, enjoyed it very much, lots of nice old aircraft restored to perfection!
it must have been really something to fly them back in the earlier days.
great plce to visit would go back again

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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Great exhibit. There were many planes, and we were told the exhibit is always changing. For $5 you could spend a 30 minutes in the cockpit flight simulator. Very helpful and informed docent.

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Reviewed October 17, 2012

My 10-12 yr old boys had a blast. They are very much into aviation history and spent 5 hrs taking it all in. The museum is not very large but the volunteers are very knowledgeable and go out of their way to provide information, tour the outdoor aircraft, and ensure an enjoyable stay. I was surprised to see set up for an after hours function...what a wonderful and unique venue this would be for aviation buffs! They have different seasonal events, which I would like to check out. They had a couple of static displays that the kids can climb into and can tour the DC3 outside. There was a basic flight simulator for a small fee that the boys spent an hour on. Nice displays for the size of the museum. Don't expect a Smithsonian type place, but enjoy ND Aviation Heritage displayed here. I can imagine this place being a blast around Air Show time.

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Reviewed September 30, 2012

I came because they say all their planes still fly. Apparently that's true enough. But I was blown away by the young people who volunteered there, including docent duty. The 12 year old (?) who showed me around demonstrated an encyclopedic knowledge of the state of the collection and other ongoing projects. Plus he also knew a lot about planes in other museums as well! He answered my questions and shared surprisingly sophisticated opinions. This is not just a museum, it is a training center for the next generation of aviators and those dedicated to the preservation of the planes and their aging technology.

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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Many vintage airplanes and helicopters, many of them combat aircraft. But for me, the gems were the billboard displays on aviation pioneers, and particularly women pilots and test pilots. That part in particular was fascinating.

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