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Kansas Aviation Museum

3350 South George Washington Boulevard
316-683-9242

Kansas Aviation Museum opened on April 19, 1991 to showcase Kansas aviation history.Today the building is on the National Register of Historic Places and is being restored to its original glory.

The museum currently owns or has on loan 40 planes, several pending restoration. Some of the most notable planes include: a Beech Starship, a Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, a 1934 Stearman Trainer, the Boeing model 737, a KC 135E refueling tanker, and a 1927 Swallow.  Work begins this spring on restoration of the B-47.  Check back for updates on progress and specific times you can observe major restoration work.

The museum also houses an extensive display of aircraft and engines from a variety of time periods. The control tower, added to the building in 1941, is accessible to the public and provides a view of the area from the highest point in Wichita. Also available to the public with prior arrangement is an archive of an estimated 200,000 photographs and documents of aviation-related memorabilia

Mission:

- Preserve the birth and living heritage of Kansas aviation.
- Educate the world on the past, present and future of flight.
 - Promote the Spirit of Flight in the Air Capital of the World.



Reviews

Laura Christner

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Friday, July 13, 2018
Mike and Teresa were excellent tour guide's. The building alone is beautiful filled with amazing information about aviation. It's a fun "hands on" for kids. I loved looking around the control tower and getting up close to the B-52. I've lived in Wichita all of my life and never even knew it was there. It's a must see!

Laurence Gray

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Saw some of my favorite planes on display, the planes inside were very nicely displayed and presented. The planes. Outside were better left unseen. Nature is taking its course on these planes. Interesting history of the Wichita area plane manufacturing and where it is now. Nice but the outside displays need help.

Matthew Stratemeier

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Saturday, July 14, 2018
If you have 2 hours and a love of airplanes this is a must see. Housed in the old municipal airport, their collection of static displays is impressive. The history of the terminal is a cornerstone of American aviation. Make sure to get all the way up to the control tower for an unbeatable view.

Barb Kramer

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Wonderful museum with significant historical value. Interactive exhibits for kids of all ages. Beautiful vintage planes that have been painstakingly restored by the museum volunteers. The gift shop has unique, one of a kind, ite mmm s as well as clothing and toys. Well worth the visit. Cannot wait to go again!

Jeremy Harris

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Thursday, July 12, 2018
It's a small museum, but the planes on the flight line are very cool, especially if you grew up in Wichita (you can walk around and touch a KC-135 and a Beech Starship). The building has fascinating architecture, and there is a real sense of history.

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