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“Outstanding tribute to Wimmen Pilots”

International Women's Air & Space Museum
Ranked #54 of 189 things to do in Cleveland
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The mission of the International Women's Air & Space Museum is to preserve the history of women in aviation and space and to document their continuing contributions today and in the future. We have artifacts for over 6,000 women in the aviation and aerospace fields. We are the only museum of our kind in the entire world because we represent women in all fields of aviation and aerospace, including but not limited to; pilots, mechanics, mission controllers, and astronauts. We provide educational experiences to school children and scout groups with private tours and hands on learning. We also provide private tours and boxed lunch programs for adults. We aren't just a quiet museum in the airport, as we host numerous events and fundraisers throughout the year including; Dinner with a Slice of History, Family Day, Rocket Day and Corks in the Concourse. Visit our website or give us a call for more information regarding the exhibits, tours, events, or general information. Exhibits: Open 7 days a week, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Office/Gift Shop: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed May 7, 2014

Wiman can be great pilots. As a pilot myself (commercial, multi, instrument), I always looked down on them (as an engineer I looked down at wimmen engineers too) but I've been wrong They were brave and heroic. Many many intersting aspects of flying including the fact that they had no seat belts in those days and pilots and passengers did fall out!
A part of Amelia's a/c is on display. Really a worthwhile trip I can't understand the low ranking of Cleveland attractions. It is aMUST SEE!!!

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Reviewed November 17, 2013

The brochure says: Take Flight! Discover the Women of Aviation & Space. Free admission. I believe that this is the only museum of its kind in the world featuring female aviators in ALL aspects of aviation & aerospace. There's even an impressive research collection -- Fay Gillis Wells Center.

There are a lot of events here, too. Book Sale, Rocket Day, Family Day along with a lot of interactive programs for school & community groups.There is a gift shop as well. Call to see if there is a docent tour. Love it.

2  Thank StepOnBusTours
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

This was an interesting museum to visit. We parked at the SS Cod and then asked permission to leave the car there while we walked to this museum. The museum was free to enter, very small and the exhibits felt spaced out to take up more space than what was really needed. It was worth the visit since we were right next door, but I don't think I would make it a point to travel any far distance to see this museum.

We were the only two there which made for a nice, quiet, uninterrupted stroll with my sister (who is a pilot) through the museum.

1  Thank micmac1007
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

The collection is spread over half the "public" space in a virtually abandoned air terminal. When you enter, you are not at all sure you are in the right place, or where to begin, but resist the urge to leave. Wander the place and explore. We spent an hour and came away with a whole new understanding of our space program. The story of the Mercury 13 was especially poignant. Both empowering and frustrating at the same time. I hope the find great funding and can really make something of this.

5  Thank youthtripplanner
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Somewhat small and compact it is located downtown and highlights the role women have played in aviation and space. There are some very interesting parts of the museum and it is free. It is in fact an airport in the downtown area. You can also go there to get a flying lesson with no experience required. Parking is wide open in fact you could leave your car there and visit downtown for no charge. worth the side trip.

4  Thank BaronFoer
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