Every time a bell rings, an airplane pilot laughs at the implausibility of the television show Wings. Ditch the TV set for a day of aviation education with today's Groupon: for $16, you get four admission tickets to the Kansas Aviation Museum (up to a $32 value), located at McConnell Air Force Base. Children under 3 are admitted free.
Built within the 1935 art-deco-styled Wichita Municipal Airport, the Kansas Aviation Museum houses an eclectic array of historic aircraft and artifacts. The museum boasts around 40 historically significant aircraft, including the Beech Starship, Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, and the KC-135E, the first plane to break the smell barrier. Landlubbers with a passion for planes can study their evolution, from the earliest aircraft engines all the way to the latest jet turbines; inspect an Allison J-35 off a 1948 Republic F-84C Thunderjet or marvel at the museum's oldest engine, a pre-WWI four-cylinder Kemp.
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McConnell Air Force Base
3350 S George Washington Blvd.
Wichita, Kansas 67210Get Directions