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Directory of Aviation Museums and Exhibits by State

For those interested in vintage planes of the past, there are indeed lots of military DVDs, photographs, and commercial aviation books. But we find that the best way to understand aviation history is to see it up close and personal ... to see the planes, touch them, and sense their size and purpose.

Located across the United States are a number of aviation museums and exhibits which provide excellent historical aviation and warbird overviews.

Listed below is a partial list of museums ... there are many more to visit and explore!

Partial List of Aviation Museums in the U.S. Listed by State

Alaska Aviation Museum Anchorage
AK
Pioneer Air Museum Fairbanks
AK
Southern Museum of Flight Birmingham
AL
U.S. Army Aviation Museum Fort Rucker
AL
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site Tuskegee
AL
Arkansas Air & Military Museum Fayetteville
AR
Wings of Honor Museum Walnut Ridge
AR
390th Memorial Museum Tucson
AZ
Pima Air and Space Museum Tucson
AZ
Planes of Fame Museum Valle
AZ
Castle Air Museum Atwater
CA
Vernon P. Saxon Aerospace Museum Boron
CA
Planes of Fame Museum Chino
CA
Yanks Air Museum Chino
CA
Travis AFB Heritage Center Fairfield, Travis AFB
CA
Aerospace Museum of California McClellan (Sacramento)
CA
Palm Springs Air Museum Palm Springs
CA
Joe Davies Heritage Air Park at AF Plant 42 Palmdale
CA
March Field Air Museum Riverside
CA
Edwards Air Force Base Airparks - USAF Flight Test Museum Rosamond
CA
Hiller Aviation Museum San Carlos
CA
San Diego Air & Space Museum San Diego
CA
USS Midway Museum San Diego
CA
Lyon Air Museum Santa Ana
CA
Museum of Flying Santa Monica
CA
Pacific Coast Air Museum Santa Rosa
CA
Travis AFB Heritage Center Travis AFB, Fairfield
CA
Peterson Air & Space Museum Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs
CO
Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum Denver
CO
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum Pueblo
CO
Connecticut Air & Space Center Stratford
CT
New England Air Museum Windsor Locks
CT
National Air and Space Museum Washington
DC
Air Mobility Command Museum Dover
DE
Delaware Aviation Museum Georgetown
DE
Air Force Armament Museum Eglin AFB, Ft. Walton
FL
National Navy Aviation Museum NAS Pensacola
FL
Fantasy of Flight Polk City
FL
Valiant Air Command Titusville
FL
Delta Flight Museum Atlanta
GA
Aviation History & Technology Center Marietta
GA
National Museum of the Mighty 8th Air Force Pooler
GA
Museum of Aviation Robins AFB, Warner Robins
GA
Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum Honolulu
HI
Naval Air Museum Barbers Point Kapolei
HI
Iowa Aviation Museum Greenfield
IA
Airpower Museum Ottumwa
IA
Warhawk Air Museum Nampa
ID
Scott Field Heritage Airpark Belleville
IL
Illinois Aviation Museum Bolingbrook
IL
Air Combat Museum Springfield
IL
Air Classics Museum of Aviation Sugar Grove
IL
Grissom Air Museum Peru
IN
Mid-America Air Museum Liberal
KS
Combat Air Museum Topeka
KS
Kansas Aviation Museum Wichita
KS
Aviation Heritage Park Bowling Green
KY
The Aviation Museum of Kentucky Lexington
KY
England AFB Airpark Alexandria
LA
Global Power Museum Barksdale AFB, Bossier City
LA
Chennault Aviation & Military Museum Monroe
LA
National World War II Museum New Orleans
LA
Southern Heritage Air Museum Tallulah
LA
Collings Foundation American Heritage Museum Hudson
MA
Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Lexington Park
MD
Maine Air Museum Bangor
ME
Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum Detroit
MI
Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum - The Air Zoo Portage
MI
Selfridge Military Air Museum Selfridge ANG Base
MI
Yankee Air Museum Ypsilanti Township
MI
Wings of the North Museum Eden Prairie
MN
National Airline History Museum Kansas City
MO
Malmstrom Museum & Air Park Great Falls
MT
Museum of Mountain Flying Missoula
MT
Hickory Aviation Museum Hickory
NC
Wright Brothers National Memorial Kill Devil Hills
NC
Fargo Air Museum Fargo
ND
Dakota Territory Air Museum Minot
ND
Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum Ashland (Omaha)
NE
Naval Station Wildwood Aviation Museum Cape May Airport
NJ
Air Victory Museum Lumberton
NJ
Cannon AFB Airpark Clovis
NM
War Eagles Air Museum Santa Teresa
NM
Cactus Air Force Wings & Wheels Museum Carson City
NV
Cradle of Aviation Museum Garden City
NY
National Warplane Museum Geneseo
NY
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum Hammondsport
NY
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Rhinebeck
NY
Military Aviation Preservation Society (MAPS) Air Museum Akron/Canton Airport
OH
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Dayton
OH
Liberty Aviation Museum Port Clinton
OH
Champagne Aviation Museum Urbana
OH
Armstrong Air & Space Museum Wapakoneta
OH
Charles B. Hall Airpark at Tinker AFB Oklahoma City
OK
Museum of Women Pilots Oklahoma City
OK
Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium Tulsa
OK
Stafford Air & Space Museum Weatherford
OK
Oregon Air & Space Museum Eugene
OR
Classic Aircraft Aviation Museum Hillsboro
OR
Erickson Aircraft Collection Madras
OR
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum McMinnville
OR
Pendleton Air Museum Pendleton
OR
Tillamook Air Museum Tillamook
OR
Air Heritage Museum Beaver Falls
PA
Golden Age Air Museum Bethel
PA
Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum Horsham
PA
Eagles Mere Air Museum Laporte
PA
Mid-Atlantic Air Museum Reading
PA
Warbird Park Myrtle Beach
SC
South Dakota Air and Space Museum Ellsworth AFB, Rapid City
SD
Minuteman Missile National Historical Site Philip
SD
Beechcraft Heritage Museum Tullahoma
TN
Cavanaugh Flight Museum Addison
TX
Texas Air & Space Museum Amarillo
TX
American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum Dallas, DFW Airport
TX
Frontiers of Flight Museum Dallas, Love Field
TX
Fort Worth Aviation Museum Fort Worth
TX
Greatest Generation Aircraft Museum Fort Worth
TX
Vintage Flying Museum Fort Worth
TX
1940 Air Terminal Museum Houston
TX
Lone Star Flight Museum Houston
TX
Silent Wings Museum Lubbock
TX
Rattlesnake Bomber Base Museum Monahans
TX
Mid America Flight Museum Mount Pleasant
TX
National WASP WWII Museum Sweetwater
TX
No. 1 British Flying Training School Museum Terrell
TX
Historic Aviation Memorial Museum Tyler
TX
Hill Aerospace Museum Ogden
UT
Western Sky Aviation Warbird Museum St. George
UT
Udvar-Hazy Center Chantilly (Dulles Airport)
VA
Military Aviation Museum Virginia Beach
VA
Heritage Flight Museum Burlington
WA
Flying Heritage Collection Everett
WA
Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour Mukiteo
WA
Museum of Flight Seattle
WA
McChord Air Museum Tacoma
WA
EAA AirVenture Museum Oshkosh
WI
Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin Sheboygan Falls
WI
Museum of Flight & Aerial Firefighting Greybull
WY
     
Boscombe Down Aviation Collection Wiltshire
UK


List of United States Air Force Museums

In addition to its main museum in Dayton, the United States Air Force operates a number of excellent field units and heritage centers. We offer detailed reviews of several, as indicated below.



List of United States Naval Museums

Inside the National Navy Aviation Museum

In addition to its museum at NAS Pensacola, the United States Navy operates a number of excellent units and heritage centers, listed below.

Exterior view of the National Navy Aviation Museum in Pensacola
Exterior view of the National Navy Aviation Museum in Pensacola