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Lone Star Flight Museum, Galveston

(4.4/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
The Lone Star Flight Museum, located in Galveston, Texas in the United States, is an aerospace museum that displays more than 40 historically significant aircraft and many hundreds of artifacts related to the history of flight. The museum's collection is rare because most of the aircraft are flyable. Located next to Scholes International Airport at Galveston, Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, and Moody Gardens, the museum is housed on about 100,000 ft2 (10,000 m2) of property, including its own airstrip. The museum is in the process of moving to Houston to avoid a repeat of the devastation suffered during Hurricane Ike.HistoryThe museum began as a private collection of historic aircraft in 1985. By 1990, that collection had grown enough that its owner decided to place them on public display. The Lone Star Flight Museum, a non-profit organization funded entirely through private donations, was formed for that purpose.AirshowsThe museum's collection often participates in airshows across the country. As of 2005, the museum's aircraft annually log more than 40,000 miles (60,000 km) of cross-country flying to various air demonstrations.The museum's P-47 Thunderbolt participates in USAF Heritage Flights throughout the year. The USAF Heritage Flight program was established in 1997 to commemorate the Air Force's 50th anniversary. It involves today's state-of-the-art fighters flying in close formation with World War II, Korean and Vietnam era fighters such as the P-51 Mustang and the F-86 Sabre. The flight's mission is to safely and proudly display the evolution of US Air Force airpower and to support the Air Force's recruiting and retention efforts.
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  • This is a rather small museum. There are some great aircraft on display though. Unfortunately you cannot get very close to them. There are ropes around them all. But nonetheless, its a good museum. Wo...  more »
  • Certainly not the biggest museum of its kind but it is very well maintained...everything is roped off and you can't get very close to the aircraft...been allowed much closer at other museums, even all...  more »
  • This was a small stop for us on spring break. Great to see all the planes.. you can even take a ride on a plane. Mostly inside. Wheelchair accessible. Also a great place to take selfies. Bathroom are ...  more »
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  • Susan helped me choose a flight experience for a gift. She was great to talk to and very knowledgeable. The museum has several models on display but the flight experience is their shining star. I thought the prices were reasonable for the service.
  • A place filled with history and many beautiful aircraft. Definitely a place worth visiting.
  • Had a great time here! So many interesting planes and other ww2 machinery like jeeps and helicopters. On weekends you can go for ride in a 2 seater for a fee.
  • I loved the place. Great war birds and pieces of history. Staff are friendly. However, as of time of writing, some parts of the museum seem inaccesible, even when there are clearly more planes or objects to be seen. And some plaques are out of place. But this negative comment is negative because of the excellent work this museum has done to keep these old birds airworthy. Also, despite the fact the museum took a heavy hit during hurricane Ike, it still does its best, and succeeds, to present their aircraft, which is probably why some places are sanctioned off. Great museum overall, wish I could donate more to help!
  • Perfect place to have a look at old war planes .