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Go when they have open cock pit days

When you visit, make sure you go when they have open cock pit days. People are at the planes giving... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
lovesanantonio2018
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Bloomington, Illinois
Prarie Air Museum

Great location near old airport. Nice collection of old fighter planes and helocopters. Small... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Douglas D
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

When you visit, make sure you go when they have open cock pit days. People are at the planes giving you a history of them and you can ask questions, some of them you can even sit in while hearing the history.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lovesanantonio2018
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Great location near old airport. Nice collection of old fighter planes and helocopters. Small building with avation collection.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Douglas D
Reviewed 10 December 2017

By the size of the building you would assume that this museum would not have much to offer. However, inside features plenty of artifacts and showcases of the history of aviation in Central Illinois. The yard of planes outside allows visitors to get an up...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Adam B
Reviewed 20 October 2017

This is a quaint museum. There is an entry fee. Items inside the facility and outside. Approximately12 aircrafts. Not much to see but I am glad I went. We spent about one hour on-site. Parking is free. Local museum.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank O3912ECwilliamk
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

The title says it all. This is a small Museum but really unique in that you can actually walk up to each one of the aircraft they have on display. Some of the aircraft have stairs and viewing platform to look inside the plane at...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Aviation museum is open only for Thursday to Sunday from 11 to 4 p.m. it has both aircrafts, helicopters and some engine for display. A simulator for have having flight flying and take off experience. Kids Will definitely love it.rest of the displays are small...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

Met the guy who actually flew the Skyhawk they have in the museum. He let may 12 year old daughter sit in the pilot's seat and wear his flight helmet. The picture i took will be treasured for a lifetime. Go and support these guys-...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank 697williama
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Visited here while on a short trip to Bloomington. This is a small, but excellent museum. The man that was working there was very informative and loved to talk about the items and the planes in the museum. They have both indoor and outdoor display....More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank sheliag597
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Very friendly staff make you feel welcome from the time you walk in the door. Plenty to see both inside & out and covers aviation from balloons to space.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Bill H
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you have an interest in aviation or just want to check out a piece of our country's history, this is the place for you. Both of my parents were pilots in WWII and this place is awesome.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Randy S
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