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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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  • Planes galore, including the 'Spruce Goose'. Allow plenty of time for this visit. A worthwhile trip. 
  • A must-see for any aviation enthusiast, in the heart of Oregon wine country; dozens of beautiful vineyards just minutes away! 
  • You must STOP at this well-done, thorough museum. Plan to spend the whole day. The story of how the Spruce Goose arrived inland is intriguing all by itself! And to see how it dwarfs other large airpla...  read more »
  • Visited the Evergreen Aviation Museum & Evergreen Theater. Excellent show (Deep Sea Ventures in 3D) and the museum is interesting. Lots of information and planes to view, the enormous size of the Spruce Goose will blow you away! Lots to see and do, even for kids! All the volunteer staff were knowledgeable and helpful. One drawback admission only cover 1 movie & tours to Spruce Goose are extra & only at certain times. Be sure to find online coupons or use AAA membership or Seniors discount if that applies.
  • Came for the Spruce Goose (worth it just for this), and ended up spending the entire day here. Highlights: 1. Spruce Goose is surrounded by tons of amazing aircraft from current to a century old. 2. Working Boeing 747 parked outside you can see/touch. Gives great context to the larger Goose. 3. The Space Museum next door could take an entire day; we didn't even know this was here until we showed up. 3a. Actual Atlas 5 Rocket (yes, real rocket; building built around it) 3b. Full size mockup of Apollo 11 Moon Lander & Rover 3c. Peice of Berlin wall Too much to list... 4. Several WW2, Vietnam, and other era battle tanks and APC's outside you can access/touch (not sure if we should have climbed on them :-) If you have one of those "Things to do before you die" books you can check a lot of things off at this one place. Of all the places on the west coast, this one I recommend most.
  • Aviation and the miracle of flight should be fascinating to us all. We've all been accustomed to seeing big jets fly in the sky everyday, but seeing these planes up close (especially the Spruce Goose) is something that piques your interest beyond what you thought it would going in. Of course the famed Spruce Goose is the one plane that dominates the hanger-like museum. It's massive. Incredible feat to see. But also the history of all the different planes and how they impacted wars and the freedom we all have today. There is something here for everyone. Adults will love the history, the kids will be amazed by the planes and also the water park that has been one of the coolest inside water parks in Oregon and also there is a space museum that extends the wonder even further. Do yourself a favor, check this place out. Even if admission was to only sees the Spruce Goose. It's worth every penny.
  • This is an amazing private air and space museum. It rivals some public air museums by the aircraft and aerospace displays. My son was 11 when we visited and he was impressed by the fighters and the Spruce Goose!
  • The Hughes H4 is an impressive sight, but for the SR71 is worth the price of admission. Not to mention all the other interesting and rare aircraft on display. Worth the trip, especially if you have any interest in aviation.
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