Aviation in Kansas is a big deal, especially in Wichita. Wichita is, in fact, the air capital of the world. Wichita is responsible for the production of many airplanes and airplane parts as well as home to McConnell Air Force Base.
The Kansas Aviation Museum is a good way to display the aviation that has taken place in Kansas throughout history. The Museum has been open for 22 years and is located near McConnell Air Force Base. Actually, the building the Museum currently occupies is the same building the very first air terminal in Wichita. It is also one of only 12 that are still standing today and is the only one that is Indian Art Deco.
The Museum contains over 2 million artifacts relating to aviation and the history of aviation in Kansas. Among those artifacts are films, periodicals and restored historic planes as well as a flight simulator.
Whether you have an interest in aviation, or you just want to learn a little bit about Kansas history, the Kansas Aviation Museum is a great place to go. A new part of the Museum is currently under construction. This area will be the Boeing math, science, and history learning center. It will be a great place for young people to learn about the history of aviation as well as science and technology that goes along with it. The grand opening date for this event is March 16th.