Kansas Aviation Museum70 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 3350 South George Washington Blvd. Wichita, KS 67210, USA, 67210, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-3166839242
- Fax: +1-3166830573
- Ticket Price: 10 USD
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Specialty Museums, Social, Arts, Museums
Accommodated in the building of the former Wichita Municipal Airport (1935- 1951), the Kansas aviation museum has a vast collection of some of the most well built and iconic aircrafts in the world. The collection of the museum includes a WB-47E Stratojet, a Boeing 727, a B-52D Stratofortress, a Boeing 737-2H4, Republic F-84F Thunderstreak, KC-135 Stratotanker, Beech Starship, Cessna 500/501 Prototype, Cessna T-37, Texico 11, Stearman Trainer, Stearman 4D, a Laird Swallow dating back to 1920, a 1926 Swallow, a Watkins Skylark SL from 1930, a 1944 Beech Staggerwing and a U-8 Seminole.
The building itself, is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in the city with Art Deco design. Look close and you see structured brick insets, art deco railings along with the beautiful re-painted art deco ceiling that is juxtaposed with the industrial brick walls and terrazzo flooring. The bas-relief of St Louise crossing the Atlantic ocean forms the entrance of the building and is one its design highlight. For aviation fans, the place offers a rare chance to actually get close with these stunning planes- a few even let you in to see the cockpit! Don’t miss the Mooney plane showcased here along with a bomber, a Learjet and an engine room that showcases vintage airplane engines. The control tower is a wonderful addition to the museum and gives you a real-life feel of the administration of these planes and the ground base technicalities that form a crucial part of aviation. The museum also has a number of activities here for children along with a simulation where you can fly a virtual plane!
Entrance Ticket Details For Kansas Aviation Museum
- Adults: $9.50
- Seniors 65+ years: $8.50
- Children 4 to 12 years: $7.50
- Entry is free for children under three years.
For group admission prices, visit official website.
How to Reach Kansas Aviation Museum
- By Bus: Oliver and 31st St
- By Taxi
- By renting a car
- You can rent a bike from Bike share ICT
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42.17% of people who visit Wichita include Kansas Aviation Museum in their plan
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66.67% of people start their Kansas Aviation Museum visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
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Kansas Aviation Museum Reviews & Ratings
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!
Kansas Aviation Museum is a wonderful little museum created in the tower and administration building of an abandoned airbase. It highlights a large series of Cesna models built next door. As smaller number of Beachcraft models are also featured. The very complex radar system on the B-52 bomber was developed here and beautifully explained. A decommissioned B-52 is amongst many aircrafts on the grounds.
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.