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Armstrong Air & Space Museum, Wapakoneta

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The Armstrong Air and Space Museum is a museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio, the hometown of Neil Armstrong, first man to set foot on the Moon. The museum chronicles Ohio's contributions to the history of space flight. Among the items on display are an F5D Skylancer, the Gemini 8 spacecraft in which Armstrong flew (and in which he made the first space docking), Apollo 11 artifacts and a moon rock. In the museum's Astro-theater, multimedia presentations of the sights and sounds of space unfold against a starry background.The Armstrong Museum is located just west of I-75 at exit 111 (Bellefontaine Street) in Wapakoneta. The museum is operated by the Ohio Historical Society and has no formal relationship with Armstrong. The museum is a component of the National Aviation Heritage Area.Neil Armstrong's early yearsMr. Armstrong was born on August 5, 1930 on his grandparents' farm, in Auglaize County, near Wapakoneta. He had a sister, June, and a brother, Dean. His parents were Stephen and Viola Armstrong. They raised their family in the small town of Wapakoneta.Museum historyAt the time of Neil Armstrong's first step onto the Moon, then Ohio Governor James Rhodes proposed to build a museum in Armstrong's hometown of Wapakoneta in his honor. The museum also was to honor "all Ohioans who have attempted to defy gravity."Today, exhibits also detail the feats of the Wright Brothers and Ohioan Astronaut John Glenn.
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  • I visited here last year,but we were nearby and my wife wanted to give it a try. My one complaint last time was the dated film and they replaced it with a newer film. The games and hands on exhibits c...  more »
  • Interesting museum about the space program and Neil Armstrong who is a native of Wapakoneta, Ohio. Takes about an hour to go through the exhibits.Has a good film about the moon landing.  more »
  • Space travel is not high on my list of topics in which I have an interest, but this was my husband's pick. I'm glad we went. This museum does a great job of providing information in a manner that is i...  more »
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  • It's a small museum, but very informative. A great tribute to Armstrong and his contributions to human discovery and knowledge. They need donations to fix their planetarium, so please consider helping.
  • Haven't been here for years. Had a great time reaquainting myself with local and world history. Love Wapakoneta and how the town preserves it's history!
  • Clean facility. Great staff. Love the museum. Would visit again!
  • A clean, imformative and up to date museum. I really like it
  • A regular field trip experience. Totally worth the 3.5 hour drive to see the kids and adults enjoy the experience.