Aviation Museums in Mid-America

ARKANSAS COLORADO ILLINOIS IOWA KANSAS

MISSOURI NEBRASKA OKLAHOMA

 

ARKANSAS

Arkansas Air Museum
4290 South School St. Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 521-4947
About 19 aircraft on display, from racing planes of the 1920s and ‘30s to an early airliner. All planes are maintained in flying condition. Static displays and artifacts chronicle aviation history in Arkansas.


COLORADO

Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum
31001 Magnuson Ave. Pueblo, CO 81001
(719) 948-9219 email: service@pwam.org
www.pwam.org
More than 26 historical military aircraft on display.

Peterson Air & Space Museum
150 E. Ent Ave., Peterson Air Force Base, CO 80914
(719) 556-4915 www.petemuseum.org
Exhibits feature World War II Peterson Army Air Base, other artifacts, plus 16 aircraft and four missiles.

Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum
7711 East Academy Parkway Denver, CO
(303) 360-5360 www.wingsmuseum.org
More than 36 historic aircraft on display, including B-52 Stratofortress, Alexander Eaglerock, others.


ILLINOIS

Air Classics Museum
Aurora, IL (630) 466-0888
Several restored military aircraft.

Heritage in Flight Museum
1351 Airport Rd. Lincoln, IL 62656
(217) 732-3333
Aviation displays from a century of flying. Housed in a World War II German POW barracks.

Museum of Science and Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 684-1414
Transportation and space exhibits make up just a part of this huge museum’s displays, including 13 aircraft and spacecraft. A Boeing 727 is mounted from the second floor level.

Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum
1011 Pacesetter Dr.Rantoul, IL 61866
(217) 893-1613
Largest aerospace museum in Illinois. More than 40 aircraft and missiles on display, including replicas of Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis.

Prairie Aviation Museum
2929 E. Empire Bloomington, IL 61704
(309) 663-7632
www.prairieaviationmuseum.org
Permanent and rotating displays, plus static outdoor displays of historic aircraft and vehicles.


IOWA

Airpower Museum
Antique Airfield Blakesburg, IA
(Ottumwa area) (641) 938-2592
Owned by the Antique Airplane Association, more than 45 antique and homebuilt aircraft are on display, plus parts for restorers.

Iowa Aviation Museum
2251 Airport Rd. Greenfield, IA
(641) 343-7184
Celebrates Iowa aviation history, from first recorded flight in 1910. Eleven civil aircraft and two military aircraft on display.


KANSAS

Augusta Air Museum
135 S. Hwy. 77 Augusta, KS
(316) 775-1425 or 4510
Exhibit space of 16,500 sq. ft. houses a collection of military vehicles, uniforms and airplanes. By appointment.

CAF Heart of America Wing
15762 Horton, Overland Park, KS 66223 (913) 397-6376

Combat Air Museum
Forbes Field Topeka, KS 66606
(785) 862-3303

Funk Aircraft Museum
2002 N. Buckeye Street
Coffeyville, Kansas 67337
(620) 515-0232
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Harold Krier Field Aerobatic Museum
430 W 4th Street, Ashland, KS 67831
(316) 635-2227

High Plains Museum
1717 Cherry, Goodland, KS 67735
(785) 899-4595

Kansas Aviation Museum
3350 George Washington Blvd.
Wichita, KS (316) 683-9242
www.kansasaviationmuseum.org
Housed in the aerodrome historical dist. of the original Wichita Municipal Airport, the museum features many Kansas-built aircraft, artifacts and historical displays.

Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center
1100 N. Plum Hutchinson, KS
(620) 662-2305 or (800) 397-0330
Most comprehensive space museum in the world, with U.S. and Russian space arti-facts, full size Space Shuttle replica, more.

Kansas Museum of History
6425 SW Sixth Ave. Topeka, KS 66615-1099
(785) 272-8681
Notable exhibit is the fifth plane built by A. K. Longren, a Kansas native. On Sept. 2, 1911, the aircraft became the first Kansas-made plane to successfully take to the air.

Mid-America Air Museum
200 Gen. Welch Blvd. Liberal, KS
(620) 624-5263
America’s 5th largest air museum, with 100 aircraft, dating to earliest days of flight and including both military and civilian planes. Centennial of Flight Celebration 2003, new exhibit high-lighting past 100 years of flight, now open. www.liberalairmuseum.com

Old Olathe Naval Air Museum Inc.
New Century Air Center, 1 Navy Park Drive, Olathe, KS 66031
(913) 768-1153


MISSOURI

Airline History Museum of Kansas City
Hangar 9, Downtown Airport 201 NW Lou Holland Dr. Kansas City, MO 64116,
(816) 421-3401 www.airlinehistory.org The museum displays three airliners: the Lockheed L1049 “Super G” Constellation, a Martin 404, and a Douglas DC-3, now being restored. Photos, artifacts, uniforms, galley items, instrumentation, logbooks, and more on exhibit.

Historic Aircraft Restoration Museu
3127 Creve Coeur Mill Rd. Maryland Heights, MO 63146
(314) 434-3368 www.historicaircraftrestorationmuseum.org
One of the largest collections of flying antique, classic and sport aircraft in the U.S., including the first Curtiss Air Sedan, made in St. Louis.

Nicholas-Beasley Museum
Marshall Airport, Marshall, MO


NEBRASKA

Strategic Air & Space Museum
28210 West Park Hwy. Ashland NE
(402) 827-3100 or 944-3100 www.strategicairandspace.com

(Formerly Strategic Air Command Museum in Bellevue, NE.) Two large hangars of display aircraft, restoration gallery, traveling exhibit area, and more.


OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma Air Space Museum at Omniplex
2100 NE 52nd St. Oklahoma City, OK
(405) 602-3760 www.sciencemuseumok.org
One of the nation’s premiere collections of aviation and space artifacts, aircraft and memorabilia. More than a dozen aircraft on display currently.

Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Plantarium
3624 North 74th East Avenue Tulsa, OK 74115
918-834-9900 www.tulsaairandspacemuseum.org
Mission Statement: To preserve Oklahoma's aerospace heritage and inspire science-based learning through discovery.