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“WW2 is well represented”
Review of Lone Star Flight Museum - CLOSED

Lone Star Flight Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Housed in a large aircraft hangar, this world-class aviation museum features restored aircraft and historic photographs.
Galveston Island, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“WW2 is well represented”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

It is amazing seeing a Mustang, Cadillac of the sky, up close. you can even pay to ride in one! it's a moving experience without being depressing, and the staff knows their stuff, which is difficult to find these days

Visited August 2013
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Paris, Texas
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“A must see”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

I'm a plane guy so it was a must stop and see for me. I was impressed. The quality of the restorations and displays were great. The fact that many of these aircraft are functioning, flying displays was a plus. I would have liked to gotten closer, and seen the insides of my favorite old planes, but in all, it was a great stop.

Visited September 2013
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Edmond
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“Bombers...Fighters...and more.”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

I was in Galveston on business and had an afternoon to kill. We stopped by the Lone Star Flight Museum to see just what they had inside to look at. I was surprised at the variety of aircraft they have. Bombers...fighters...and more! You could tell the ones that can still fly from the trays underneath them catching the drips of oil that leak from the old vintage engines. If you're in the Galveston area this is a must see for everyone, especially aviation enthusiasts and history buffs.

Visited May 2013
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Burleson, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great collection of aircraft and vehicles”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Friendly and knowledgable staff. Great display of aircraft as well as other vehicles. My grandson loved it!

Visited September 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Gorgeous warbirds”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

As an aviation enthusiast (and a British one at that) I was pretty excited to visit this museum to see some American warbirds. I wasn't disappointed. The exhibits are fabulous, and clearly well loved and looked after. Some of them were unavailable for viewing as they were out flying - yes, these are working girls - but the remainder of the aircraft were still wonderful. The B-17G Flying Fortress was a particular highlight for me, as was the DC-3.

My only issue with this museum is that it is very small. I mean, it's tiny. There are two connected hangars full to bursting with aircraft on display, but even with stopping to thoroughly photograph every last one of them I was only in there for about forty minutes.

This gets five stars because it delivers exactly what it promises, even if the miniscule size of the place comes as a bit of a surprise. Good points: reasonable price of $8 to see beautiful exhibits, and a (disproportionately large!) gift shop with loads of aviation bits and pieces for anyone looking to buy souvenirs. Bad points: as I've mentioned several times, it is quite a lot smaller than you might think. If you're a fan of WW2 aircraft then it's well worth a look, but don't plan your day round your visit - despite the amazing aircraft, you'll struggle to spend more than an hour in there.

Visited September 2013
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