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Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville

(4.6/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
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. Arrange your visit to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in McMinnville using our McMinnville trip itinerary planner.
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  • This is the second visit in three years. Last time I didn't see the whole place, so visited the Space Hall, and it was definitely Rocket Science - as well as a lot of other aircraft as well - includin...  more »
  • What a great experience. I think you need to plan a minimum of 4hrs... To even begin. Worth every penny of the admission fee. You can't even begin to imagine the "Spruce Goose." Thanks to the staff fo...  more »
  • This museum is quite small compared to the Museum of Flight but they pack a lot into the space. The teens loved it!  more »
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  • Get here right at opening, and plan on spending the entire day. Evergreen is everything a museum should be. Huge (several different buildings), LOTS of different exhibits, and tons of information about everything on display. This is the home of the Spruce Goose, and for an extra fee, you can tour the cockpit and get a picture taken up there, too. There's also an available guided tour of a B17 that lasts a good 30 minutes (for just a few dollars). Want to see the SR-71 in person? Everegreen has you covered. Want to see a few different Titan rockets? That's covered, too. Want to see a replica of a launch control room with a simulated launch? They have you covered there, too. Want to go splash around in a water park? Believe it or not, you can do that, too (although I've never been to their water park). Evergreen is absolutely the best!
  • We stumbled upon this on our way back from a wedding and didn't have enough time to see everything. The museums are amazing and Earl (in the space museum) was so helpful and had great stories. Thanks Earl! We will definitely be coming back. Thanks! Melissa
  • I am only giving 2 stars because I was assuming that in this brand new, modern museum, I'd find lots of information about WOMEN in space and aviation (Hello - Amelia Earhart anyone?? She's not the only one - just in my mind the OBVIOUS one that they can somehow showcase. I saw ONE tee-shirt with Amelia's name in the gift shop and not a one of her amazing books... plus a couple of "Rosie the Riveter" paraphernalia. For a "girlie girl" like my daughter, I can see how easy it would be to assume girls just don't do this stuff. I think the museum should fix this. It is truly a shame. Such a nice, modern place and still sexist.
  • There were many exhibitions for aviation and aerospace. However, the aviation side lacks modern aircraft. Many of them were wartime aircraft and did not have much about commercial aviation. The theater was great as it shows a documentary every hour. Aerospace seems to have more exhibits and a thorough history of space. There were more interactive exhibits in the aerospace museum. One admission price includes both aerospace and aviation museums, and one movie.
  • The space museum has been curated in a great way, showing the space race between USA and Russia. Lots of great info. The air museum is less informative maybe with the gigantic Spruce Goose looming over everything. It's simply too large an object to allow for curating like the space side. Good for kids as young as toddlers to grandparents. There's a fun playground outside and ride on airplanes and simulators inside.