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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. 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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  • There is a lot to see in the three buildings, but the Spruce Goose... Out here. OMG! And you can't miss it with the &$& on the roof and the one in front.  more »
  • Aviation, space, wonderful volunteers who can answer questions- spent two hours without seeing the movie.  more »
  • Had no idea what to expect when I went to this museum. Very beautiful and clean facilities well-suited for displaying all of the airplanes that are in the museum. There is a wide variety of aircraft o...  more »
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  • Wow! The Spruce Goose! This is very well done museum and is only beat by the Smithsonian Air and Space as far as I'm concerned. The admission is a bit high for casual Lookers, but the place is amazing and the docents are eager to discuss and point out history. Did I mention the Spruce Goose? They have fully restored it and it just oozes history and mystery. You can go inside, but the cockpit is off limits unless you pony up another $25. Not for me, but if you're an aviation buff, it would be hard to miss. The other air and space craft are lovingly displayed with lots of videos and information.
  • A chance to witness the Spruce Goose is worth the hefty price of admission (more on that later), but my family loves the outdoor amenities more. Amidst the museum buildings there is a large aerospace themed playground that is a favorite destination for our kids (we are local), despite the fact that it is constantly windy. Behind the main museum is a beautiful forested area dedicated to the Boy Scouts, which has walking paths and picnic tables. Inside the museums are impressive air and space artifacts, with docents eager to share their knowledge and experiences. My only beef with Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is the price of admission. Unless you have a coupon, you will spend $27 per adult (age 17+) and $19 per youth (ages 5-16). In-depth tours and other attractions cost additional fees. In my family's case, with how much we use the playground, it's tough to begrudge the expenditure when we want to go inside. For tourists, however, the fees can be a heavy hit to the travel budget.
  • There is so much to see, but I looked all over for the Spruce Goose and couldn't find it. Nah, just kidding -- it is the main attraction. The interesting thing is to see the size comparison of the Spruce Goose with the Spirit of the St. Louis replica. The staff is extremely helpful, and there are tours hosted by one of the staff. I didn't go on the tour, but found it interesting that the tour guide had a speaker on him so he could be easily heard. Yeah, if I had more time, I would have stayed longer. It cost $27 for admission, but it's well worth it.
  • It has a fantastic display of planes and space related artifacts, aircraft, and history of all sorts. This has fun for all ages. The new entries to both the air museum and the space museum were really fascinating. We enjoyed the Titan rocket display which was underground. The space race exhibit was a moving tribute and it was interesting to include the Russian cosmonauts as well.
  • I have visited many air museums around the United States and this has got to be one of the greatest. Having the Spruce Goose as the centrepiece makes for an impressive sight as you approach the main hangar. Once inside the monolithic building your eyes are dazzled by the immaculately preserved pieces of history. Each piece in the collection is well maintained. There is so much information you could easily spend a day here. Even over in the space building there is so much to see. The display of the SR-71 is exciting sowing the array of spy modules on the plane. Of course no air collection is complete without the greatest warplane ever built. The A-10 thunderbolt II. This is no exception. Overall a great display.