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“If your in the Ogden area, a must see”

Hill Aerospace Museum
Ranked #1 of 43 things to do in Ogden
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Washington
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138 reviews
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“If your in the Ogden area, a must see”
Reviewed June 30, 2009

We stopped here expecting not to see much because it was free, but being free figured we couldn't lose. They have a huge selection of plans both inside & outside. My husband is a history/military buff & couldn't believe they had several rare planes he had never seen before. It blows away even the Smithsonians collection & the local ones we have in WA & OR. Stop you won't regret it. Oh, & easy on & off the freeway!

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“very extensive Air Force museum north of Salt lake City”
Reviewed June 27, 2008

Hill Air Force Base Museum is conveniently located on Interstate 15 about 35 miles north of Salt Lake City. For anyone interested in military aircraft, the Museum displays a very large collection of U.S. Air Force aircraft from about 1940 to 2000.

The collection includes famous aircraft from the Cold War period including the B-52, B-47, F-102, F-4, C-124, and many others. The collection includes notable World War II aircraft inculding the B-29, B-24, B-17, P-40, P-51, P-47, and P-38.

The large aircraft are displayed outdooors, where they unfortunately show the effects of weather. Smaller and fully-restored aircraft are displayed inside two large air-conditioned buildings where they are well protected but unfortunately parked so close to one another it is sometimes difficult to fully appreciate the aircraft. There are a large number of displays of missles, aircraft engine cut-aways, etc. Admission is free. Access to the Museum is very convenient, because it is adjacent to, but not enclosed in, the active Air Force Base, so there are no difficult admission procedures.

One of the most interesting displays focuses on women pilots who served in World War II, mainly ferrying aircraft. I was surprised and saddened to learn that many of these women faced a great deal of hostility from male fliers, mechanics, etc. It is sad that people had time for that pettiness while trying to fight such a major war.

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Millwood, NY
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“Great museum for military enthusiasts!”
Reviewed September 8, 2007

My husband and I took our 9 year old son here on September 2, 2007 while en route from Brigham City to Salt Lake City. The museum is located by the Hill Air Force base. Our son is very interested in World War II and military aircraft. He very much enjoyed the museum as did myself and my husband!

This museum houses dozens of renovated military aircraft, from the Wright Flyer to WWII planes and newer jet fighters such as an F-15 and a Blackbird. There are indoor and outdoor exhibits (the larger planes are located outdoors, such as the B-52 bomber). The complete listing of aircraft is on the museum's website. Outside we also saw aircraft landing at the Air Force base which was cool.

There are informative displays about each aircraft and even a small military uniform display. Volunteers are on staff to provide insight about the various aircraft. Since my son appeared very into the museum we were given a very thorough tour of the museum by two volunteers, which we enjoyed very much and found very informative.

The museum and parking are free and open 7 days a week. I would definitely recommend this museum to military aircraft and history enthusiasts.

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