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EAA AirVenture Museum, Oshkosh
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The EAA AirVenture Museum is a museum dedicated to the preservation and display of historic and experimental aircraft as well as antiques, classics and warbirds. It's located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, adjacent to Wittman Regional Airport, home of the museum's sponsoring organization, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), and the organization's EAA AirVenture Oshkosh event (the world's biggest fly-in and airshow) that takes place in late July/early August.With over 200 aircraft, indoors and outdoors, and other exhibits and activities (including occasional aircraft rides nearby), the AirVenture Museum is a key tourist attraction in Oshkosh and is a center of activity throughout the AirVenture fly-in and airshow each summer. The museum is open year-round with the exception of a few holidays.HistoryEAA founder Paul Poberezny proposed the idea of the EAA Air Museum-Air Education center in August 1958. In 1982, Paul's son, Tom Poberezny, led the campaign to build the current updated museum and headquarters, which was opened in 1983.Features & ExhibitsThe museum's collection displays more than 200 aircraft and 20,000 artifacts, including civilian and military aircraft of historic importance, and aircraft popular with aviation hobbyists—vintage, homebuilt, racing and stunt aircraft.Some of the more historic and unusual planes include a Curtiss Pusher, Bleriot XI, Curtiss Jenny, Pitcairn PCA-2 autogyro, Sikorsky S-38 amphibian flying boat, and the Taylor Aerocar flying car, as well various warbirds and Golden Age aircraft.
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  • This is my fifth-rated aviation museum, but don't take that as a negative. First is National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, second and third are the National Air and Space Museums in Wa...  more »
  • Was really a great museum. Lots of aircraft to see some very unique. I will go to this one again. It was a wonderful time. 
  • The models were awesome. The place was clean for a museum. The experience was just nice.The staff was eager to tell you about the history of the planes. 
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  • Disneyland has nothing on this place! For 7 days out of the year this place turns into an aviation dreamers Mecca; a place for people from all over the world to share a love. The museum is great; housing a diverse collection of airplanes from the Wright Flyer to WWII fighters there should be something for everyone to enjoy.
  • Go and see it!! This was amazing. The WWII exhibit was so cool.
  • Really cool place to visit. I love the interactive section!
  • One of the best aviation Museum's I have visited. And a lot of history was presented during the week of Oshkosh air venture. It's well worth a visit if you're anywhere in the area.
  • The planes are amazing! And they have so much neat background on then. Definitely need a long day to get to everything.