Aviation Museum of Kentucky, Lexington

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The permanent collection at Aviation Museum of Kentucky includes photos, documents, training equipment, and aircraft. Many items displayed and stored here were donated by members of the Aviation History Roundtable, a group of aviation enthusiasts founded in the 1970s. The facility includes a workshop for airplane restoration projects, a library, and a gift shop. As you explore the exhibit space, look for the replica of a 1908 Quadruplane, the first aircraft made and flown in Kentucky. To visit Aviation Museum of Kentucky on your holiday in Lexington, and find out what else Lexington has to offer, use our Lexington route site .
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  • Great family visit, my daughters loved it.. Also the retired veterans who assisted and volunteered on the weekend "Steve" was just wonderful.. Will be coming back next year for sure!  more »
  • We took our two grandsons to the museum. They definitely loved looking at the airplanes and being close to the airport. The museum needs more interactive exhibits to thoroughly engage children under t...  more »
  • If you enjoy aviation then this is definitely worth a visit when in Lexington. Very friendly docents and great selection of aircraft and equipment. Two rooms of history, videos and simulators. A good ...  more »
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  • Wonderful experience. Had a great time. The employees were wonderful and so kind. The fine gentleman who helped us was a vet and I have the up most respect for all of our vets. My nineteen month old grandson loves planes and he really enjoyed it. Thanks to all!!!
  • Lots of aircraft mixing civilian with 1920's, 1930's, 1940's, 1950's etc WWI/WWII/VietNam/modern era aircraft and helicopters, flight suits and ~20 different radial and jet engines to see and touch. I was surprise to see a Blue Angel F4, a F14, and a sister ship to Earhart's which actually is still in flight condition as are a few others. just looking at each aircraft takes over an hour and viewing the engines and other exhibits adds another hour....worth the time! All for $8 and discounted for senior/Vets.
  • Enjoyed every visit. Knowledgeable, friendly docents that are great with excited kids. Love to see them have more space for displays.
  • Great time here with Jim taking us on a well guided tour offering insight and history on the planes that can not be missed. Love the mix of military, civilian and experimental aircraft. We made an additional donation to go towards airplane restoration as they do have alot of projects going on. We will return again soon.
  • Their website is very misleading, leading you to believe there is far more to do and far more aircraft then there actually is. Their website also states to prepare for a 1-2 hour visit, it took us about 5 minutes to walk around the entire building. I should also mention I drove 60 miles with an excited child to visit this Museum and was very disappointed. If I could give it a negative five star rating I would.

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Downtown Lexington offers accommodations ranging from budget to luxury, but for easier access to the area's famous horse parks and farms, consider staying just north of the city proper. Many rustic bed and breakfasts on the edge of town offer guests a chance to stay at a farmhouse or log cabin. These properties provide not only every comfort of home, but also much more privacy than a downtown hotelĀ could offer. To avoid driving to Lexington's major urban attractions, consider a hotel near the city's convention center.
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