American Helicopter Museum and Educational Center, West Chester

4.4
#2 of 19 in Things to do in West Chester
American Helicopter Museum and Educational Center remains the country's premier aviation institution, dedicated specifically to helicopters. The non-profit established in 1996 collects, restores, and exhibits rotary-wing aircraft, including dozens of civilian and military convertiplanes, autogiros, and helicopters. It's a great chance to enjoy a real-life history lessons, with opportunities to climb into aircraft cockpits and try your hand at some of the controls. Check the website for upcoming special events and various kid-friendly programs. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to American Helicopter Museum and Educational Center by using our West Chester trip planner .
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  • The museum offers various types of vertical lift platforms... helicopters. They range from small to large and portray the history of helicopters. They have an annual festival that will provide food, f...  more »
  • Took 2 of our Grandchildren aged 4 and 2 1/2. Our 4 year old really had a good time with his Pop checking out and sitting in the helicopters. The 2 year old not so much in the beginning but after a sh...  more »
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  • This museum had a wide range of helicopters to look at and it was definitely worth the $8 (student price) to go in to. My friends and I spent about an hour here and from the looks of it they also have venues to host a variety of parties. I'm only giving it four stars simply because it is a "one-and-done" museum for me at least, the entire museum makes up a decent sized warehouse, but there was not much to bring me back a second time.
  • Very cool place to be at, You can get inside the cockpit of helicopters and feel like you are actually flying them. The only problem I have is that most of the Helicopters that you can get in have this weird smiley face on it, I mean if you're a kid that wants to feel like they're in a helicopter I don't think you would want to have a gigantic smiley face thing in you're way when you are trying to pretend to fly it. Other than that i would recommend this place to visit.

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