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Kansas Aviation Museum

3350 S George Washington Blvd, Wichita, KS 67210-2194
+1 316-683-9242
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The children had a blast

This was definitely a surprise type of experience. Upon arriving, the children were able to play... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
David B
Your Typical Small-town Museum

An alright museum that could use some TLC. When you walk in, you wonder if anyone is actually here... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Joel C
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History of the Building A Treasure Trove of History, in a Historic Setting The importance of the Kansas Aviation Museum building to the glory days of Kansas aviation cannot be overstated. Its grand art-deco style appeals both to the aviation community and to anyone interested in historic preservation. The museum houses a world-class collection of historic, significant and one-of-a-kind aircraft and aircraft engines; a huge archive with thousands of records, schematics, books, photos and more; and a wide range of additional aviation memorabilia. It also is home to the Kansas Aviation Hall of Fame – an impressive line-up of aviation heavyweights by any measure: state, national or worldwide. Fulfilling Our Potential Kansas Aviation MuseumApril 23, 2014 Building on this solid base, the museum is tackling its next challenge – to build an aircraft display facility to protect and display its priceless collection of preserved and meticulously restored aircraft, and to transform the interior of the historic terminal building into a center for aviation history, research and education to match its irreplaceable assets and to do justice to Wichita, the Air Capital of the World. Already, dozens of volunteers bring hundreds of years of aviation knowledge and expertise to the museum, painstakingly restoring aircraft or performing countless other tasks to keep the museum operating and improve the experience for visitors. But there’s always a need for more. The Journey Continues In addition, many individuals, organizations and governments have made generous donations to bring the museum to where it is today. Much more is needed, however, to complete the mission. Click here to become a member or to find out how you might contribute to the cause. Meanwhile, please come visit. You’ll be amazed and entertained, and you’ll leave with a much better understanding both of aviation and of Wichita’s vital role in aviation history.
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“control tower” (33 reviews)
“walk up” (3 reviews)
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Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
3350 S George Washington Blvd, Wichita, KS 67210-2194
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+1 316-683-9242
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"control tower"
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"terminal building"
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"walk up"
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"on display"
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"large planes"
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"hot air balloon"
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"boeing plant"
in 2 reviews
"vintage aircraft"
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"art deco architecture"
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"no elevator"
in 3 reviews
"some tlc"
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"interactive displays"
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"front entrance"
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"second floor"
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"three floors"
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"best kept secret"
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"great collection"
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

This was definitely a surprise type of experience. Upon arriving, the children were able to play in a hot air balloon basket while we checked-in. The building had plenty of hands on activities and features for the children to enjoy. They could climb and run...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

An alright museum that could use some TLC. When you walk in, you wonder if anyone is actually here, as no one was at the front desk and the museum was empty. After waiting around at the front desk looking at stuff in their gift...More

1  Thank Joel C
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

My husband and I took our 9-year-old nephew here to see the planes. Yes, the planes outside are old and not restored but still very interesting to look at. Inside are restored planes and a lot of plane models. All of the planes in the...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I never expected to be attending a wedding at a venue like this! In all honesty, it was beautiful. There was something for everyone to do before the wedding kicked off - especially the interactive simulation room for the younger guests to entertain themselves with....More

Thank Em A
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

This is a large facility, lots of older planes. Control Tower was fun to visit. Several of the interactive displays were not functioning. A lot of interactive displays were very old and falling apart. There were several beautiful planes that had been refurbished indoor. Large...More

Thank David L
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

We decided to go to the Kansas Aviation Museum and this place was absolutely fantastic. There are displays, airplanes, interactive displays, and brochures of information. There is so much to see. Looking at airplane engines and the display that was a cut away of a...More

Thank Swartz58
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

This is a good place to go for kids 5-12 and adults. I enjoyed taking my son here. There is a ton of history here.

Thank Tiffany M
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

This is the best kept secret in Wichita for kids and aviation oriented adults. Weather you are a aviation professional or a weekend flyer, there is many items of interest. i.e. The original ICT control tower

1  Thank Bob G
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

This '20s Era Aviation Terminal, long abandoned, now refurbished, holds much of the history of aviation. Located in the Air Capital of the World, it is not the easiest place to find, but well worth finding.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Great collection of planes and artifacts - great look at Wichita Aviation history!!! The check in lady was extremely helpful!

Thank RRGoals
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Ann J
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Response from Melissa D | Property representative |
Admission prices are as follows: Adult: $9.50 Senior (65+): $8.50 Children (4-12): $7.50 Children (4 & under): Free These prices include tax We do have a discount for groups of 15 or more and provide a tour guide.($ off per... More
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