What You'll Get
History is like Frankenstein's monster; all it takes to make it come alive is the right education, a large body of artifacts exhumed from the earth, and an electrical storm. Learn from the past with today's Groupon: for $10, you get four themed rides on The Transporter and a soda at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins (up to a $20 value). Admission to the museum is free.
Housed on Robins Air Force Base, the Museum of Aviation launches patrons on a trajectory through the history and future of the flying machine via exhibits and a six-axis motion-simulator ride called The Transporter. After boarding the intimate seven-seater pod, select one of 12 gravity-defying experiences. Ride as a safari research shuttle through the Serengeti in the Wild Africa experience or traverse a haunted castle filled with ghostly apparitions and unpaid utility bills in Superstition. Passengers can also execute a dangerous World War II–reconnaissance mission through the six-minute Seahawk: Battle for Iwo Jima and dive in with Dolphin, which winds its way through coral reefs with a pack of pleasant porpoises and indigenous NFL quarterbacks. Meanwhile, the aerial antics of 1920s stunt-pilots spin dazzlingly to life in Barnstormers and the dinosaur age, moon landing, and Columbus's epic discoveries take a starring role in the Museum of Virtual History. Six other experiences, including Time Machine to Egypt and Sitting in The Transformer Interactive Ride: The Ride, help to create a buffet-like smorgasbord of virtual adventures.
A complimentary cold soda awaits weary time-travelers in the Victory Cafe's observation deck, which affords views of the museum's vast aircraft collection. Between virtual voyages, a 6,000 ft. D-Day exhibit imparts visitors with information about the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment's contributions to Operation Overlord. Otherwise, a B-52 bomber and SR-71 spy plane embody the epitome of all-metal grace, trumping '80s hair bands and tin ballerinas.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 16, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Limit 2 per visit. Not valid on Mondays or Tuesdays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.