Early man’s attempts at flying included sewing feathers onto his arms or trying to harpoon a passing comet. Learn how an entire industry grew from these humble beginnings with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $12 for general admission for two adults and two children under the age of 12 (up to a $26 value)
- $20 for VIP admission for two adults and two children under the age of 12 (up to a $116 value)
General admission includes museum entry for the day plus a session in the Constellation flight simulator or, for those adults who have been previously trained to fly, a ride in the simulator. VIP admission includes museum entry for the day plus an airline cockpit tour and a photo in the captain’s seat.
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
National Airline History Museum
In 1986, aviation enthusiasts Dick McMahon and Larry Brown embarked on a mutually shared dream: find and restore a Lockheed Super G Constellation. Long gone from the friendly skies, the “Connie,” as the aircraft is known to aficionados and flirtatious air traffic controllers, was once a sight to behold––a beautiful mix of mechanical power and graceful design. After much sleuthing, the pair managed to locate a 1958 model in Mesa, Arizona, acquire it from the storage facility in which it lived, and transporting it to Hangar 9 at the Kansas City Downtown Airport for refurbishment.
Thus was established the National Airline History Museum, a passion project that grew over the ensuing decades to fill three museum rooms with airline artifacts and ephemera. Inside, visitors mine the rich history of commercial flight as they view early photographs and exchange the latest jokes about airline food. They even have the opportunity to walk through several of the aircraft in the hangar, including a 1941 Douglas DC-3 and a 1952 Martin 404 in addition to the famed Lockheed Constellation.