Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville

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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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  • This is a great venue. Lots of planes, jets, private, military, helicopters, rockets, and the Spruce Goose, which is Howard Hughes behemoth land and sea aircraft. Everything from the Wright Bros. bi-p...  more »
  • This was a gem. Both my husband and I are aviation buffs and this was a wonderful stop. We saw the spruce goose! Small enough with enough variety for a partial day's adventure and definitely worth goi...  more »
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  • Wonderful grounds scattered with planes and picnic tables. Lots of history throughout the museum. You can get a Photo inside the Spruce Goose cockpit with up to 4 people. There is a small plane kids can get in for a photo as well. Not sure of the cost for either. Be sure to visit the upstairs deck because it gives a wonderful overview of the planes and has a gallery. Nice eatery and gift shop including a Penny Smashing Souvenir machine. Clean restrooms, water fountain and seating though the museum in the form of airplane chairs. Educational and hands-on activities area for kids. We can't wait to come back! :-)
  • This place is a very unexpected treat. McMinnville Oregon is a very sweet little town to visit, but no one, I don't think, would have expected a really first-class aviation museum right in their backyard. This is in Oregon's wine country so if you're visiting some of the wineries, the Evergreen Aviation Museum is a great diversion. Lots of interesting and unexpected displays even for those of us who aren't particularly Aviation savvy. The Spruce Goose developed and built by Howard Hughes back in the '40s is now resident here and you can walk right up and get in it. An example of the Army's OV-1 Mohawk aircraft is on display - a bit esoteric! If you are at all interested in aviation through the years I think you'll like this place and guess your kids over 6 years of age will enjoy it as well. There are four very large buildings and a number of outdoor static displays, so plan your time of visit on the order of HOURS not minutes. No
  • Great trip to the Evergreen aviation and space museum. The Spruce Goose is truly awe inspiring when you see it in person. The museum is broken up into 4 buildings, one aircraft, one space/defense, a theater, and a Waterpark. There is also good sized playground for kids to play and a couple cafes with decent food. The museum has so much to display and so much information on each display! Definitely recommend taking the family out for a visit.
  • Amazing! We bought a membership so we can come back again and again so we can see everything. Howard Hughes Spruce Goose is housed there and you can tour it. So much aviation and space travel history. Many docents are WWII vets who can tell you about the planes there. It's amazing how many planes are on display!
  • Probably the best collection of aircraft and spacecraft of different ages and eras outside of the Washington Smithsonian. The collection is amazing. I could easily spend a full day here just browsing the different aircraft and exhibits. Really excellent. If you're in the area don't miss it.
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