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Aviation Museums within the USA (alphabetical order)

The listings are in alphabetical order but if you want to search by state or by city then I suggest that you use a word search (CTRL-F) will bring up the proper window — a two letter post office abbreviation is used for the state in the address. There are quite a few military bases that have excellent aviation displays but require either a military ID or an escort to see them, so these have not been addressed in this particular list.

May 2014: the USA is a large country with much in the way of aviation history — 200+ museums with three newly opened museums this year. Yet, the states of  West Virginia and Mississippi each lack even a single dedicated aviation museum, though each has a museum in part dedicated to aviation.

Museums that are on ships or where ships are present are listed in this color (5 aircraft carriers and 2 battleships).

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82nd Airborne Division and War Memorial Museum* Ardennes Road, Fort Bragg, NC 28307

1940 Air Terminal Museum 8325 Travelair St, Houston, TX 77061

1941 Historical Aircraft Group 3489 Big Tree Lane, Geneseo, NY 14454 (at the Geneseo Airport, with several aircraft and many unusual like an A-20 Havoc and a B-23 Dragon)

ATK-Thiokol Rocket Garden (no web site) west of Brigham City on Road 83, Utah

Aerospace Museum of California 3200 Freedom Park Dr, McClellan, CA 95652

Air Force Armament Museum* 100 Museum Dr, Eglin Air Force Base, FL 32542 (perhaps contrary to the title there are dozens of aircraft on display)

Air Force History & Traditions Museum (may require military ID or an escort, check the web site for how to inquire) 5206 George Ave, Lackland Air Force Base, TX 78236 (near San Antonio)

Air Force Space & Missile Museum Caper Canaveral Air Force Station, Cape Canaveral, FL

Air Heritage Museum and Aircraft Restoration Facility 35 Piper Street, Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Air Power Park 413 W Mercury Blvd, Hampton, VA 23666

Air Victory Museum 68 Stacy Haines Road, Lumberton, NJ 08048

Airborne and Special Operations Museum 100 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC 28301

Airline History Museum 201 NW Lou Holland Dr, Kansas City, MO 64116

Armed Forces Military Museum 2050 34th Way North, Largo, FL  33771 (a growing museum which obtained a MiG 21 on 17 Dec 2010)

Airmobility Command Museum 1301 Heritage Rd, Dover Air Force Base, DE 19902

AirVenture Museum adjacent to Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, WI

AirZoo 6151 Portage Road, Portage, MI 49002

Alameda Naval Air Museum* Alameda Point, 2151 Ferry Point, Alameda, CA 94501

Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum 4721 Aircraft Dr, Lake Hood, Anchorage, AK 99502

Alaskaland Pioneer Air Museum 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK

American Airlines CR Smith Museum* 4601 Texas Highway 360 at FAA Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155

American Airpower Museum 1230 New Highway, Farmingdale, NY 11735

American Helicopter Museum 1220 American Boulevard, West Chester, PA 19380

Arizona Military Museum Papago Park Military Reservation, 5636 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Arkansas Air Museum 4290 S School St, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (soon to merge with the Ozark Military Museum)

Armed Forces and Aerospace Museum near Spokane International Airport at Thomas Mallen Rd and Geiger Blvd (PO Box 19459), Spokane, WA 99219 — this is a museum in the making, check out the web site and get involved in something important and new!

Atterbury Bakalar Museum 4742 Ray Boll Boulevard,  Columbus, IN

Aviation Cadet Museum 39 County Road 2073  Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Aviation Hall of Fame New Jersey 400 Fred Wehran Drive, Teterboro Airport, Teterboro, NJ 07608

Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin (adjacent to the Sheboygan County Memorial Airport) N6191 Resource Dr, Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085

Aviation Heritage Park intersection of 3 Springs Rd and Smallhouse Rd,  Bowling Green, KY (F-4, an F9F under restoration, trying to acquire a T-38)

Aviation Historical Museum of LA – Monroe Louisiana 701 Kansas Ln, Monroe, LA 71203

Aviation Museum of Kentucky 4316 Hanger Dr, Lexington KY 40510

Aviation Museum of New Hampshire 13 East Perimeter Rd, Londonderry, NH 03053 (small but in a restored 1937 art deco design control tower building, just south of Kelly Ave and South Perimeter Rd)

Battle of Midway Memorial (no web site) entrance to Concourse “A”, Midway International Airport, Chicago, IL (somewhat rare Douglas SBD Dauntless suspended from the ceiling)

Battleship Cove 5 Water St, Fall River, MA 02721-1540 — has the battleship USS Massachusetts, destroyer USS Joseph Kennedy Jr., submarine USS Lionfish, cruiser USS Fall River and more, plus five aircraft ( e.g., T-28, UH-1, and patrol helicopter drone)

Battleship Memorial Park — USS Alabama 2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile, AL 36602 (there is a sizable air park there, as well the WW II battleship USS Alabama and the WW II submarine USS Drum)

Beechcraft Heritage Museum 570 Old Shelbyville Hwy, Tullahoma, TN 37388

Bird Aviation Museum & Invention Center at the end of Big Bird Ranch Rd from Sagle Rd, near Sandpoint Idaho

Blackbird Airpark Avenue P and 25th St East, Palmdale, CA 93550

California Science Center* Exposition Park, 39th Street & Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037 (several aircraft both inside and outside including the rare A-12 “Titanium Goose”)

Camp Blanding Museum and Memorial Park* Camp Blanding Main Gate, from U.S. Hwy 301 in Starke FL go east on SR 16 (E Brownlee St) for 8 miles — both the museum and air park lie outside the main gate

Carolinas Aviation Museum* formerly at 4108 Minuteman Way, Charlotte, NC 28208 but now in a new facility at 4672 First Flight Dr, Charlotte, NC 28208

Castle Air Museum* 5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater, CA 95301

Cavanaugh Flight Museum* 4572 Claire Chennault, Addison, TX 75001

Cernan Earth & Space Center 2000 North 5th Avenue River Grove, IL 60171

Champaign Aviation Museum 1652 North Main Street, Urbana, OH 43078

Chanute Air Museum 1011 Pacesetter Drive, Rantoul, IL 61866

Cinncinati Aviation Heritage Society & Museum 262 Wilmer Ave–Room 26, Cinncinati, OH 45226

Classic Aircraft Museum 3005 NE Cornell Road, Hillsboro, OR  97125

Classic Rotors Museum Hangar G – Ramona Airport, 2898 Montecito Rd, Ramona, CA 92065

College Park Aviation Museum 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park, MD 20740

Combat Air Museum Hangars 602-604, J Street, Forbes Field, Topeka, KS 66619

Commemorative Air Force (several chapters and museums across the USA)

Cradle of Aviation Museum* 8 Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, NY11530

Dakota Territory Air Museum 100 34 Ave  Minot, ND 58701

DeLand Naval Air Station Museum* 910 Biscayne Blvd, DeLand, FL 32724

Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum Bldg. B, Dept. 914, 1060 Delta Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30354 (Curtiss-Wright 6B Sedan, DC-3, L-1011 prototype in three display sections, B-767)

Edwards Air Force Base Air Park (no web site) — 0.15 miles from the gate on Rosamond Blvd, about 9.8 miles east of Rosamond, CA on Rosamond Blvd (6 or 7 static aircraft)

Eighth Air Force Museum north gate of Barksdale Air Force Base, LA (exit 22 of I-20 Airline Dr to North Gate Rd)

Empire State Aerosciences Museum 250 Rudy Chase Dr, Glenville, NY 12302

Estrella Warbird Museum 4251 Dry Creek Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum* 500 NE Capt Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville, OR 97128

Fantasy of Flight*  (closed to the public now but open for private events) 1400 Broadway Blvd SE, Polk City, FL 33868

Fargo Air Museum 1609 19th Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102

Flight of the Phoenix Aviation Museum Hangar One Fox Stephens Field, Gilmer, TX 75644

Florida Air Museum* 4175 Medulla Road, Lakeland, FL 33811

Flying Heritage Collection Paine Field, 3407 109th St SW, Everett, WA 98204

Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation & Aviation Museum T-4203 Anderson Avenue, San Diego, CA 92145 (entry is from Miramar Ave and has dozens of aircraft)

Fort George C Meade Museum 4674 Griffin Avenue Fort Meade, MD 20755

Fort Worth Aviation Museum* 3300 Ross Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76106 (about ½-mile south of the  Vintage Flying Museum and has 17 aircraft, a display to Forward Air Controllers, an exhibit devoted to the B-36 and a section on the OV-10 Bronco

Freeman Army Air Field Museum 1035 A Ave, Seymour, IN 47274

Freedom Museum 600 N. Hobart, Pampa, TX 790656 (B-25 and a UH-1)

Frontiers of Flight Museum* 6911 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX 75209

Future of Flight 8415 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo, WA

General William C Lee Airborne Museum 209 West Divine Street Dunn, NC 28334

Georgia Veterans Memorial Park (no web site) west of Cordele GA on US 280 9 miles west of I-75 exit 101 (B-29, FJ-4B, F-84F, UH-1 and T-33)

Glenn H Curtiss Museum 8419 State Route 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840

Glenn L Martin Maryland Aviation Museum 701 Wilson Point Rd, Baltimore, MD 21220

Greater Fort Wayne Aviation Museum Fort Wayne International Airport, Ft. Wayne, IN (on the secured side of the Lt. Paul Baer Terminal so this is only for ticketed passengers — artifacts of old Baer Field and three famous aviators of the area)

Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum 2300 Vector Dr, Cahokia, IL 62206

Grissom Air Museum (at Grissom Air Force Base — U.S. Hwy 31 between Kokomo and Peru in Indiana) IA

Grumman Memorial Park Middle Country Rd (RT 25) and New York RT 25A, Calverton, NY

H.A.R.P. Historic Aircraft Restoration Project* National Park Service, Gateway National Recreation Area, Floyd Bennett Field – Hangar B, Brooklyn, NY 11234-7097 (Park entrance is just north of the Marine Pkwy Bridge at Flatbush Ave and Aviation Rd and follow the signs — look carefully but you cannot get lost — or you could read my post for directions)

Hagerstown Aviation Museum14235 Oak Springs Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21742

Hangar 25 Museum on Apron Dr, Big Spring, TX (eastern side of McMahon Wrinkle Airport)

Henry Ford Museum 20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124 (several aircraft and the Wright Brothers Bicycle Shop from Dayton OH)

Heritage Flight Museum 4165 Mitchell Way, Bellingham WA 98226

Hickory Aviation Museum* (go to Hickory Regional Airport at Hickory, NC 28601 and follow the signs)

Hill Aerospace Museum (NW corner of Hill Air Force Base, about 5 miles south of Ogden UT)

Hiller Aviation Museum* 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos, CA 94070

Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum 3127 Creve Coeur Mill Rd, Maryland Heights, MO  63146

Historic Aviation Memorial Museum (on the grounds of Tyler Pounds Regional Airport), Tyler, TX

Historic Flight at Kilo-6 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo, WA 98275

Historic Wendover Airfield Airport Way and 2nd St, Wendover, UT — the museum web site is here (this is an exciting place to see as it is a work in progress but is the best preserved WW II training airfield in existence) — this was the final training base for Operation Silveplate, a very involved operation with many aircraft, for the modifications to the B-29s designated for delivering the first atomic weapons, as well as training for B-17 and B-24 bomber crews deploying to Europe (the film Con Air was also filmed here).

Historical Flight Foundation* (not built yet as a museum but have a restored DC-7B that is a flying exhibition, also have several aircraft pending for acceptance in the HFF)

Hoosier Air Museum 2822 County Road 62, Auburn, IN 46706

Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum (no web site) McCarran International Airport, 5757 Wayne Newton Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119 (distributed thoughout the airport)

Indiana Aviation Museum Porter County Municipal Airport 4601 Murvihill Rd, Valparaiso, IN 46383 Closed as of November 2010 — Closure was due to costs — the owner of the aircraft collection, Jim Read, said he was selling due to the costs of operating his aircraft. He also said the warbirds (a P-51, an F4U and an A-37) sold quickly as it is a hot market for warbirds in spite of their costs.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum* (Pier 86 Manhattan in New York City, NY — 12th Ave and 46th St — it is the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid)

Iowa Aviation Museum 2251 Airport Rd, Greenfield, Iowa  50849

Ira G Ross Aerospace Museum (fomerly the Niagara Aerospace Museum) HSBC Arena (west side and behind the Sabres store), 1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14203

Jackson Barracks Military Museum 6400 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70146 (over a dozen military aircraft)

Jacksonville Museum of Military History 100 Veteran’s Circle, Jacksonville AR 72076

Joe Davis Heritage Air Park 2001 E Ave P, Palmdale, CA 93352

Kansas Aviation Museum 3350 South George Washington Blvd, Wichita, KS 67210

Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center 1100 N Plum, Hutchinson, KS 67501 (SR-71 on display)

Kansas Museum of Military History Hwy 77 just south of W 2nd Ave, Augusta KS

Kennedy Space Center between Range Rd and East Ave SW, Orsino FL (rockets, a Space Shuttle mock up and soon STS Atlantis)

Key Field Airport Terminal (no web site) Meridian MS (display to the Key Brothers record setting first modern aerial refueling)

K I Sawyer Heritage Air Museum K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base (near Gwinn MI — do not know if a military ID is required but possibly not since it is a museum)

Kissimmee Air Museum* Kissimmee Gateway Airport, 233 N Hoagland Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34741

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (no web site) replica of the Spirit of St. Louis Ryan NHP aircraft flown by Charles Lindbergh in the first solo flight between New York City and Paris France, across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927, St. Louis, MO

Lauridsen Aviation Museum Buckeye (northern portion of the airport)

Lawrence D Bell Aircraft Museum S Oak St and Jefferson St, Mentone, IN 46539

Legacy Flight Museum 400 Airport Rd, Rexburg ID

Liberty Aviation Museum 3515 East State Road, Port Clinton, OH 43452

Lonestar Flight Museum 2002 Terminal Dr, Galveston, TX 77554

Lyon Air Museum 19300 Ike Jones Road, Santa Ana, CA 92707

Maine Air Museum 98 Maine Ave., Bangor, ME

Malmstrom Museum no military ID required but must go to the North Gate, 10th Ave N and River Dr N, Great Falls, MT (eight aircraft)

March Field Air Museum 22550 Van Buren, Riverside, CA, 92518

Marietta Museum of History Air Wing South Cobb Dr SE and Atlanta Rd SE, Marietta GA

Massey Aerodrome Living History Museum 33541 Maryland Line Rd, Massey, MD 21650

Massachusettes Air and Space Museum P.O. Box 383, Bedford, MA 01730 (in the development process — donate and help create a museum!)

McAllister Museum of Aviation 2008 S. 16th Ave., Yakima, WA 98903

McChord Air Museum* Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, WA 98438

Merle Maine’s Warbirds at the Ontario Municipal Airport in Ontario OR  (several aircraft including one of only two F5D Skylancers and an F11F Tigercat)

Miami Springs Historical Museum* (no web site) 26 Westward Dr, Miami Springs, FL 33166 — a small but rich museum. There are no aircraft, but the museum encompasses the unique history of the town including the life of Glenn Curtiss who had retired there. Indeed he was instrumental in developing the town with its Revival Pueblo Mission style. A rare seat from a Curtiss Condor is on exhibit. Call for the hours at 305-884-4406 or 305-888-4849.

Mid America Air Museum at Liberal Kansas 2000 W 2nd St, Liberal, KS 67901

Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum 175 Bourne Ave, Pooler, GA 31322

Milestones of Flight Aviation Museum (no web site) Gen  William J Fox Airport, Lancaster, CA

Military Aircraft Preservation Society 2260 International Pkwy, North Canton, OH 44720

Military Aviation Museum 1341 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457

Millville Army Airfield Museum Millville Airport, 1 Leddon St, Millville, NJ 08332

Minnesota Air National Guard Museum 631 Minuteman Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55111 (about 20 aircraft and more)

Mississippi Armed Forces Museum Building 850, Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center west of Hattiesburg (has a few aircraft)

Moffett Field Museum* (on Hwy 101 near Sunnyvale CA — look for Moffett Field)

Monona County Veterans Memorial (no web site) 203 12th Street Onawa, IA 51040

Museum of Alaska Transportation & Industry 3800 W Museum Dr, Wasilla, AK 99687

Museum of Aviation Highway 247 & Russell Parkway, Warner Robins, GA 31099

Museum of Flight* 9404 East Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108

Museum of Flight and Aerial Firefighting (no web site, per se, but you can go here) South Big Horn County Airport, Greybull WY (several aircraft, many of WW II vintage) a short distance west of Greybull on U.S. Hwy 16.

Museum of Science & Industry — Chicago* 57th Street and Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637 (rare Ju-87 and Spitfire)

National Air & Space Museum on the National Mall* 6th and Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560

National Air & Space Museum Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center* 14390 Air & Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, VA 20151

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History 602 Eubank Blvd SE (at Southern Blvd), Albuquerque, NM 87123 (several aircraft in an air park)

National Museum of the Pacific War 340 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (B-25, SBD and F6F)

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force* 1100 Spaatz Street, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433

National Museum of the U.S. Marine Corps 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Triangle, VA 22172 (several aircraft)

National Museum of WW II Aviation (to be built soon)

National Naval Aviation Museum* (west gate of the Pensacola Naval Air Base near Pensacola FL)

National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum* 3300 N Hwy A1A, Ft. Pierce, FL  34949 (has a UH-1B and Apollo command module recovery training simulators)

National Park Service (list of aviation sites under the protection of the US National Park Service — dozens of sites)

National Postal Museum* (another Smithsonian museum) across from Union Station in Washington DC, 2 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC 20013 — aside from great exhibits about mail and its delivery, including a stagecoach, there are three aircraft on display: a Wiseman-Cooke, a deHavilland DH-4 and a Stinson Reliant.

National Soaring Museum 51 Soaring Hill Drive Elmira, NY 14903

National Vigilance Park (at the National Cryptologic Museum, SE corner of the Patuxent Freeway and Gladys Noon Spellman Pkwy along Colony Rd) Fort Meade, MD

National WASP World War II Museum in the Sweetwater Texas airport, 210 Avenger Field Rd, Sweetwater, TX 79556

National Museum of WW II Aviation Museum (to be built soon) The Museum site is in Colorado Springs, adjacent to the shared runways of the Colorado Springs Airport and Peterson Air Force Base, CO

National WW II Museum 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130 (main entrance on Andrew Higgins between Camp St and Magazine St) — C-47 Skytrain, Supermarine Spitfire, SBD Dauntless and Hispano HA-1112 (license built Bf-109 with Merlin engine)

Naval Air Museum Barbers Point Building 1792 Midway St (between Franklin Ave and Lexington St), Kalaeloa Airport, Kapolei (suburb to Honolulu), HI

Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum* on SW 34th Street on the west side of the Ft. Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport, Ft. Lauderdale FL (a sign says open Monday through Thursday from 11am until 3pm — the upkeep is new though I have never seen it open during the stated operating hours). Oct 2010 — the museum contacted me an assures me that renovations are well under way, their web site is now operating and they plan to open to the public soon but appointments to visit can be made.

Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum 500 Forrestal Rd, Cape May Airport, NJ 08242

Navy Lakehurst Historical Society Lakehurst NJ (visit the web site, it’s a miltary facility that can be seen but reservations must be made in advance, and there are conditions — the base of many large airships there is much on the way of artifacts at the museum)

Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum on Apollo Dr just north of its intersection with Bellefontaine St in Wapakoneta OH (has one of two F5D Skylancers)

New England Air Museum Bradley International Airport, 36 Perimiter Rd, Windsor Locks, CT  06096

New Jersey Museum Submarine Memorial Assoc Bridge St and River St, Hackensack NJ

New Mexico Museum of Space History top of Highway 2001, Alamogordo, NM 88310

New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th Street New York, NY 11368 (rocket garden)

No. 1 British Training Flying School Museum 119 Silent Wings Boulevard Terrell, TX 75160

North Carolina Aviation Museum and Hall of Fame 2222 Pilots View Rd # G, Asheboro, NC 27205

Oakland Aviation Museum* Oakland International Airport, 8252 Earhart Road, Bldg 621, Oakland, CA 94621

Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum 1011 Pacesetter Dr, Rantoul, IL 61866

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome 9 Norton Rd, Red Hook, NY 12571 (weekend airshows or WW I and earlier aircraft sometime in June through sometime in October)

Olympic Flight Museum 7637-A Old Highway 99 SE, Olympia, WA 98501

Oregon Air & Space Museum 90377 Boeing Drive, Eugene, OR 97402

Oregon Military Museum in Camp Withyombe just southeast of Clackamas Town Center, Clackamas, OR

Owls Head Transportation Museum 117 Museum Street, Owls Head, ME 04854 (over two dozen aircraft from 1804 through 1946 and more)

Ozark Military Museum 4360 S School Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (several aircraft as well as other military vehicles) (soon to merge with Arkansas Air Museum)

Ozark’s Air & Military Museum 2305 East Kearney, Springfield, MO 65803

Pacific Aviation Museum Hangar 37 and Hangar 79, 319 Lexington Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96818 (also take the opportunity to see the USS Arizona Memorial nearby)

Pacific Coast Air Museum 2230 Becker Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Palm Springs Air Museum 745 N Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Pate Museum of Transportationunfortunately, permanently closed in 2010 — 18501 Hwy 377 S, Fort Worth, TX 76101 (C-119, HU-16 and F-101)

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum 40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 (you cannot miss the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown)

Patuxent River Naval Air Museum 22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653

Pearson Air Museum 1115 E 5th, Vancouver, WA 98661

Pendleton Air Museum Pendelton Municipal Airport, the end of NW 56th Dr, Pendleton, OR 97801

Perrin AFB Museum 575 Airport Drive Denison, TX 75020

Peterson Air & Space Museum 150 E Ent Ave, Peterson Air Force Base, CO 80914 — just east of Colorado Springs (note the link for visiting without a military ID)

Pima Air & Space Museum 6000 E Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ 85756

Planes of Fame Air Museum — Chino CA 7000 Merrill Ave #17, Chino, CA 91710

Planes of Fame Aviation Museum — Valle AZ 755 Mustang Way, Valle-Williams, AZ 86046

Point Magu Naval Air Station Air Park Naval Air Rd and Wood Rd (Wood Rd exit on the Pacific Coast Hwy for Point Magu NAS which is south of Oxnard CA)

Pope Air Park* (no web site) Hurst Dr and Reilly Dr, Fayetteville, NC (no military ID required)

Port Townsend Aero Museum Jefferson County International Airport, 105 Airport Road, Port Townsend, WA

Prairie Aviation Museum 2929 East Empire St, Bloomington, IL 61704

Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum 31001 Magnuson Ave, Pueblo, CO 81001

Quonset Hut Aviation Museum, The 488 Eccleston Ave, N Kingstown, RI 02852

Richard I Bong Veteran Historical Museum 305 Harbor View Parkway, Superior, WI 54880 (P-38 restored as Marge)

Ronald Reagan National Airport Historic Lobby 7 Exhibition Hall (no web site) Ronald Reagan International Airport, Washington, D.C.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065  — Air Force 1 (C-137 aka Boeing 707) and Marine 1 (VH-3 Sea King)

Ropkey Armor Museum 5649 E. 150 North, Crawfordsville, IN 47933 (3 aircraft on exhibit as well as the armor)

Russell Military Museum 43363 Old Highway 41, Russell, IL 60075 (if using a GPS mapping aid check to see that the destination will be just south of the border with Wisconsin — if the zip code does not work use Zion IL)

San Diego Air & Space Museum 2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

San Francisco Airport Museum & Library* (San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library & Louis A Turpen Aviation Museum or SFO Museum & Library) International Terminal near the “A” Gates but in the open unsecured area, San Francisco International Airport, South San Franciso CA

Santa Maria Museum of Flight northern end of Airpark Dr at the Santa Maria Public Airport, Santa Maria CA

Santa Monica Museum of Flying 3100 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Selfridge Military Air Museum 127 WG/MU, Selfridge Air National Guard (ANG) Base, MI 48045 (near Harrison MI, enter the base through the gate off of William P Rosso Hwy)

Silent Wings Museum Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, 6202 N I-27, Lubbock, TX 79403

South Dakota Air & Space Museum Ellsworth Air Force Base near Box Elder SD (no military ID required)

Southeastern Wisconsin Aviation Museum 3333 N Green Bay Rd, Racine, WI 53404

Southern Museum of Flight 4343 73rd St N, Birmingham, AL 35206

Southern Utah Air Museum (no web site) 400 W Telegraph Rd, Washington, UT 84780

St. Petersburg Museum of History* 335 2nd Ave NE, St Petersburg, FL 33701 (replica of the Benoist airboat that Tony Jannus flew in the world’s first airline operation)

Stafford Air & Space Museum 3000 E Logan Rd, Weatherford, OK 73096

Strategic Air & Space Museum 28210 W Park Highway, Ashland, NE 68003

Tennessee Museum of Aviation 135 Air Museum Way, Sevierville, TN  37862

Texas Air Museum, The 12102 FM 400 , Slaton, TX 79364

Texas Air Museum at Stinson Field 1234 99th St, San Antonio, TX 78214

Texas Forces Military Museum 2200 West 35th Street Austin, TX 78703

Tillamook Air Museum* (2 miles south of Tillamook on Pacific Coast Hwy 101. Turn off the highway to the east at a flashing light where an A-4 is pole mounted) OR

Titan Missile Museum 1580 W Duval Mine Rd, Sahuarita AZ (see a Titan II missile from within its silo as well as its launch control center)

Travis Air Museum Building 80, 461 Burgan Blvd, Travis Air Force Base, CA 94535

Tri-State Warbird Museum 4021 Borman Dr, Batavia OH 45103 — on the eastern side of Cinncinati near the Clermont County Airport

Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum 6325 West Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48209

U.S. Air Force Academy enter at the South Gate from Exit 150 from I-25  or the North Gate from Exit 156B from I-25 — both exits are just north of Colorado Springs, CO (many statics on the base grounds, inquire at the gate)

U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery Museum (no web site) Fort Bliss, TX

U.S. Army Aviation Museum* Fort Rucker, AL 36330 (near Daleville)

U.S. Army Transportation Museum on Washington Blvd, Fort Eustis, VA (about 10 miles south of Williamsburg)

U.S. Army Women’s Museum in Ft. Lee, 2100 Ave. A, Fort Lee, VA 23801 (WACs Museum absorbed into this one)

U.S. Naval Museum of Armament & Technology near Ridgecrest CA (email clmf1@ridgenet.net or call 760-939-3530 for guest pass information, as it is located within a military installation — there are no aircraft, per se, but it is a thorough museum and almost all the exhibits relate to aviation)

U.S. Space & Rocket Center 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805 (has an SR-71)

USS Hornet Museum Pier 3, 707 W Hornet Ave, Alameda, CA 94501 (you will not be able to miss the aircraft carrier USS Hornet)

USS Lexington Museum on the Bay 2914 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78403 (the aircraft carrier USS Lexington is too big to miss)

USS Midway Museum 910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101 (alongside Navy Pier and it would be hard to miss seeing the USS Midway)

Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum* 6600 Tico Rd, Titusville, FL 32780

Vermont Veteran’s Militia Military Museum 789 Vermont National Guard Rd, Colchester

Veteran’s Memorial Museum 1250 West 76 Country Boulevard, Branson, MO 65616

Veteran’s Memorial Museum 100 Southwest Veterans Way, Chehalis, WA 98532

Veteran’s Memorial Museum 920 Hillcrest Drive Laurel, MS 39440 (WW I era Demoiselle)

Veteran’s Memorial Museum 2060 Airport Road SW # A Huntsville, AL 35801

Vintage Flying Museum* Hangar 33 South, 505 NW 38th St, Fort Worth, TX 76106

Virginia Aviation Museum 5701 Huntsman Rd, Richmond, VA 23250

Walker Aviation Museum 1 Jerry Smith Drive, Roswell, NM 88203

War Eagles Air Museum 8012 Airport Rd, Santa Teresa, NM  88008

Warhawk Air Museum 201 Municipal Dr, Nampa, ID 83687

Warner Museum of Aviation and Transportation (no web site) 2600 Expedition Court, Souix City, IA 2008

Wedell-Williams Memorial Aviation Museum (no web site) 118 Cotten Rd, Patterson, LA 70392

West Virginia Terminal Museum (no web site but can see some photos here) Wheeling WV — unsure of exact location but assume the Wheeling Ohio County Airport

Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum 1600 Air Museum Road, Hood River, OR 97031

Western Museum of Flight Red Baron #3, 3315 Airport Dr, Torrance, CA 90505

White Sands Missile Range Museum (missiles and aircraft) White Sands, NM

Wings of Dreams Aviation Museum — Keystone Heights Airpark Keystone Heights Airport, 7100 Airport Road, Starke, FL 32091 (check web site for contact information to get phone numbers for calling about visitation hours)

Wings of Eagles 17 Aviation Dr, Horseheads, NY 14845

Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum 1155 Easton Road, Horsham, PA 19044

Wings of History Air Museum adjacent to the South County Airport, 12777 Murphy Avenue, San Martin, CA

Wings Over Miami Air Museum* 14710 SW 128th St, Miami, FL 33186

Wings Over Salina Air Museum yet to be built but items are currently displayed in the south lobby of the M.J. Kennedy Air Terminal Building, Salina Municipal Airport, Salina, KS

Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum 7711 E Academy Blvd, Denver, CO 80230

Wurtsmith Division Yankee Air Force 3961 E Airport Dr Oscoda, MI 48750 (a few aircraft, B-52 armament training panel and a Norden bombsight which can be touched)

Yankee Air Museum (hangar has been rebuilt) 2800 Tyler Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48198

 

 

16 Comments leave one →
  1. 19 April 2010 13:39

    This is a very comprehensive list, thanks for putting it together – you’ve left off the Owls Head Transportation Musem.
    http://www.ohtm.org

    Pioneer to golden age of aviation – a working collection maintained by our volunteers.

    check it out!

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      19 April 2010 20:06

      Thanks so much Laurie and it’ll be great to add your museum to the list :)

      Consider it done.

      Joe

  2. 7 September 2010 20:50

    Great list! May I add one more to it – Wendover air base in Utah. Perhaps one of the last “complete” Waorld War II air fields with hangars, barracks and administration buildings left. You can even visit the loading pits that the 509th Composite Group used to train for the atomic bomb missions.

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      8 September 2010 12:35

      Hi Tom,

      Thanks. I knew about tbe base and I have it on my list of places to visit but was totally unaware of the museum there or its plans. I’ll add it to this list when I get back home from the office — and thanks again, it will be good to see what you all have done with the place.

      Joe

      PS Done! :)

  3. 16 February 2014 10:32

    Need ASP Museum in Sweetwater, TX

    • 16 February 2014 10:32

      WASP Museum

      • travelforaircraft permalink*
        16 February 2014 11:02

        Thanks for the assist — I will add it in my next editing session :)

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      16 February 2014 11:01

      OH, you mean “WASP” Museum — your other comment on the other museum list helped me to figure that one out. Yes, it should most definitely be added and thanks for the help.

  4. 28 February 2014 23:42

    You’re missing the Liberty Aviation Museum, Maps Air Museum, Champaign Aviation Museum, & Grimes Flying Lab. All are in Ohio.

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      1 March 2014 00:31

      Thanks! I’ll edit them in shortly :)

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      16 May 2014 23:15

      Hello again,

      I’ve completed the additions you mentioned and we are very grateful to you for them :) We did have MAPS in there but not as the acronym — we added it however so that it stands out by that name, as well. We didn’t add Grimes Flying Lab Foundation since it isn’t a museum proper but we should write about it in a future post since they provide such a great service. Thanks again, Joe

  5. 14 June 2014 16:19

    Consider a reference to “EAA AirVenture Museum” instead of or in addition to just “AirVenture Museum” since it is how they refer to themselves. [ Also home of the "EAA AirVenture fly-in" ]

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