The Kansas Aviation Museum is a museum located in Wichita, Kansas, United States, near 31st South and George Washington Blvd. The building was the former Wichita Municipal Airport terminal from 1935 to 1954.A visit to Kansas Aviation Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Wichita trip app to plot your vacation.
The Museum features many display aircraft including the WB-47E Stratojet, B-52D Stratofortress, KC-135 Stratotanker, Boeing 727, Boeing 737-2H4, Republic F-84F Thunderstreak, Beech Starship, Cessna T-37, Learjet 23, Cessna 500/501 Prototype, Stearman 4D, Texico 11, Stearman Trainer, 1920 Laird Swallow, 1926 Swallow, 1930 Watkins Skylark SL, 1944 Beech Staggerwing, U-8 Seminole, and Lockheed T-33.
The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Administration Building in 1990. It has also been known as Building One.
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The Kansas Aviation Museum is in The Wichita Terminal building which was used up until 1954. There are lots of exhibits on the history of the aviation industry in Wichita. Beechcraft, Ryan, Boeing...
The Kansas Aviation Museum is in The Wichita Terminal building which was used up until 1954. There are lots of exhibits on the history of the aviation industry in Wichita. Beechcraft, Ryan, Boeing... more »
This museum gives a nice overview of aviation history in Wichita and is at the former city airport. Several airplanes outside to view and a few more inside. Be sure to go up in the tower: you can see.... more
This museum gives a nice overview of aviation history in Wichita and is at the former city airport. Several airplanes outside to view and a few more inside. Be sure to go up in the tower: you can see.... more »
I love the historical Art Deco architecture and the history. My husband is the one most interested in the planes, the engines, the machines themselves. He focused on all that, and I saw art in the polished wood props, the gears in the gunner's optical sight, the photography. It was interesting reading about the Tuskegee airmen, the women of WW2, and I always enjoy seeing stories about Amelia Earhart. There's a lot to enjoy. Even areas for children to learn and play, though on this particular cold windy weekday in winter there were only a few other adults besides us.
Our family really enjoyed the visit here. Favorites were the planes on the airfield, the control tower, and the kids area with airplane toys and simulators. Don't miss the real airplane motor crank on the first floor, from one of the early planes. It's a challenge to get going and makes a terrific noise, very exhilarating. Tips: Bring quarters if you have little ones so they can ride the old coin-operated plane rides. Bring hats or an umbrella for the sun on the airfield. Grab a guide pamphlet at the entrance. It tells you the names of the planes outside. There is an elevator that makes most of the museum wheelchair accessible, but the control tower is only accessible by a narrow stairway. Overall, fun and quite inspiring.
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