Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville

4.7
At Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, you'll see numerous military and civilian aircrafts and space machinery. The main attraction, the 1947 Spruce Goose, is a wooden aircraft and boat at the same time with the largest wingspan of any aircraft in history. You'll discover the two-story high centerpiece of the space flight center, the Titan II missile, here as well. The exhibited SR-71 Blackbird is the fastest piloted aircraft, achieving speeds of nearly 3,530 km/h (2,193 mph). For fun, try out the interactive moon landing simulator. The waterpark at the site features 10 rides, four of which begin inside a real Jumbo Jet. Put Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our McMinnville trip maker website .
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  • We had driven by this museum a few times over the years, while visiting local wineries. But we decided it was finally time to stop...mainly to check out The Spruce Goose, the huge wooden aircraft buil...  more »
  • We spent the afternoon taking in the sights exploring the history. My father in law worked on the Apollo program at the Cape - so this had special meaning for my husband. We enjoyed the patriotic disp...  more »
  • The Spruce Goose has been on my bucket list for a long time. Finally made it happen and it was amazing. To see that plane plus all the other methods of transportation at the museum was wonderful. They...  more »
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  • Great place! Very informative and LOTS of airplanes, space shuttle, rockets, motors, engines, etc. Very fun! Really love the space side- so cool to see the rockets! They have simulation of rocket launching from control center, but was broken when I went, but I've done it before and it was fun! They also had a simulation machine that you could get in and it would turn you upside down like a ride- I didn't do that, but my sons loved it! There was a delightful lady that sold us a membership- she was awesome- can't remember her name, but was from England.
  • I'm going to be real, I went to this museum so my husband could check seeing the Spruce Goose off of his bucket list. But seriously, I loved it. I couldn't believe how enormous it was and really enjoyed learning about the history and standing inside it. It was so big the full sized door toward the tail of the plane was so tiny, it looked like an optical illusion. The rest of the collection was awesome too. Each aircraft had a story and the docents around the museum were knowledgeable and friendly. The museum is beautiful, I learned so much and my entire family had a great time. The Space museum was great too and we went into the water park to check it out and if we had had time it looked so fun! I highly recommend this museum!
  • This was a surprise to find this museum in such a small and unassuming town. It has several Boeing 747 planes, military and CIA jets/helicopters, NASA planes, and old war planes. For those that love aviation and aerospace, this is the place to visit. I was also surprised that it has a retired Air Force Two McDonald Douglas plane. This town used to be the headquarters for Evergreen Airlines, a military and government charter airlines. I would definitely go back several times as it has many different planes (more than the Smithsonian in DC) on display.
  • I honestly didn't expect much when I learned we were going to an air museum in the middle of rural Oregon. But the reality is that our entire group was blown away. I've been to a handful of air museums over the years and this one blew them all away. It's exceptionally well done. Loads and loads of things to look at, and you could really burn up a whole day between the different buildings. We were short on time and only got a taste of a small part of it all. Very clean and everything was very well done. The staff was also very friendly and accommodating. The highlight for our toddler was near the gift shop, getting to sit in a small (functional?) model airplane. Very neat experience for him, and the older veteran that helped facilitate it was fantastic and very friendly. Definitely a must-see attraction if you're in the area.
  • Excellently restored planes from 1940s upwards. Some are truly amazing. IMAX theater is good. Popcorn prices too high. Space Hall is very well done. Due attention is paid historically to Soviet cosmonauts as well as US astronauts. Some very neat artifacts from the space age. Great penny machines in both aviation and space halls for souvenirs. Terrific gift shop in aviation hall with lots of choices of patches, hats, T-shirts, magnets etc, etc. Also lots of Rosie the Riveter items to choose from.
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