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Popular Exhibits

You won’t want to miss it. The following is a list of must-sees at the museum.
If you are limited on time, you may also want to see our recommendations for a 3-hour and full-day itinerary. Visiting with young children? We can help you create an itinerary that’s fun for the whole family.

Hughes Flying Boat HK-1 Spruce Goose

Step inside the vast cargo bay of the original Spruce Goose for a closer look at this massive airplane. Built entirely of wood due to wartime restrictions on metals, the Spruce Goose stands as a symbol of American industry during World War II and is the centerpiece of our Museum.

B-17 Flying Fortress

Best known for its surprisingly successful daylight raids on Germany during World War II, the B-17 bomber, also known as the Flying Fortress, withstood a storm of anti-aircraft fire to help ensure victory. Step inside this fully restored airplane with one of our veteran volunteers.

World War II Aircraft Area

Immerse yourself in history with rich stories and beautiful artifacts from World War II on display throughout the Aviation Museum WWII Aircraft Area.

Aircraft and Artifacts

Before visiting the Museum, read more about our ever-expanding aircraft and exhibits to make sure you hit your favorite.

Titan II Missile

Explore this large booster rocket from inside its missile silo, and then experience the excitement of a simulated launch sequence from the launch room.

SR-71 Blackbird

One of the world’s fastest aircraft, this high-altitude reconnaissance plane flew at the very limits of the earth’s atmosphere at speeds well over 2,000 miles per hour.

Firearms Collection

The Captain Michael King Smith Firearms Collection documents America’s firearm history and showcases important firearms from around the world.