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Kansas Aviation Museum, Wichita

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The Kansas Aviation Museum is a museum located in Wichita, Kansas, United States, near 31st South and George Washington Blvd. The building was the former Wichita Municipal Airport terminal from 1935 to 1954.

The Museum features many display aircraft including the WB-47E Stratojet, B-52D Stratofortress, KC-135 Stratotanker, Boeing 727, Boeing 737-2H4, Republic F-84F Thunderstreak, Beech Starship, Cessna T-37, Learjet 23, Cessna 500/501 Prototype, Stearman 4D, Texico 11, Stearman Trainer, 1920 Laird Swallow, 1926 Swallow, 1930 Watkins Skylark SL, 1944 Beech Staggerwing, U-8 Seminole, and Lockheed T-33.

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Administration Building in 1990. It has also been known as Building One.
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  • Wonderful, not gigantic, wonderland for the Aviation Geek in you .. .. Amazing museum, spanning three floors of the original Wichita Airport .. .. Comprehensive collection of the proud Kansas legacy....  more »
  • Very historical place devoted to aviation. There are inside and outside components. Even if a rainy day, museum itself is inside and a good place to go....  more »
  • Because Wichita has so many aviation companies this is a must. Lots to see indoors on 3 floors. You can explore the Control Tower, walk onto a couple af planes located outdoors, lots of history of.....  more »
  • Going through the Kansas Aviation Museum was like being a time traveler. Beginning with Doc and all its amazing reconstruction one winds their way through a progression of airplanes ending out on the tarmac with newer representations of the industry. A person can take a self-guided tour but on hand are a number of pilots and professionals that are eager to answer all of your questions. Had we been able to gain entrance to the control tower it would have been a five-star visit.
  • Went here with my Dad. There was a lot to look at concerning the aviation industries and planes made in Wichita. Was really informative about the aviation history in the Wichita area. Also had a big campus to explore. They had some hands on exhibits, and an some airplanes to look at on the premises. Highly recommend this place to visit. It is a local treasure to explore.
  • Super awesome! My family and I were here as wedding guests using it as a venue, and we will definitely be back to tour the actual museum. Great children's area as well!
  • The old airport of awesome and the making/restoring process is really cool. The ceiling of the old airport has many cool symbols. Walking up to the planes is quite interesting, you can see in a couple of the planes partially, which is exciting! The kids room could have been really cool, but a lot of the simulators weren’t working while we were there. All of the history throughout the rooms were a bit dense and kind of hard to follow. I often felt lost what I was reading about in a given locations and why it was significant.
  • This used to be the "Main Airport" in Wichita. Many changes have taken place over the years. However, you just can't explain what it feels like to walk up to the "Tower" and see so much of Wichita, and they play the current Airport, (Eisenhower) in Wichita, the air traffic. They have so many planes to explore, some you can go inside of, others, you can view from the outside, but you still get this feeling of AWE!!!! They have a neat feature inside, a "Flight Sim" that is unlike anything you might have at home. This is something the younger children really love to get their hands on, and they are usually pretty good at it. You can even host events at this Museum. Please check it out.

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