Palm Springs Air Museum

Palm Springs Air Museum

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In a Nutshell

Sample 4-oz. beers from dozens of breweries while listening to DJs and live bands and watching vintage aircraft takeoff and land

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The Deal

The craft beer festival takes place on Saturday, November 22, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Food vendors and dozens of breweries—among them Black Market Brewing Co., Golden Road, Stone Brewing Co., and Hangar 24—keep cups and plates full as guests watch vintage planes takeoff and land on the tarmac and listen to live bands and DJs. Guests walk freely between the flight exhibitions, refreshments, and live music outside to a craft beer tasting next to vintage airplanes opening inside a 20,000 sq. ft. hangar. Although not included in this Groupon, flight and beer enthusiasts can also purchase a ticket for a Cicerone Rare beer tasting while flying over the Coachella Valley in a vintage DC-3 on November 22, or they can visit the remaining two-thirds of the Air Museum after paying for admission.

Palm Springs Air Museum

There are no ropes at the Palm Springs Air Museum—all the better to get close to one of the world's largest collections of operational World War II-era aircraft, plus a formidable range of Korean and Vietnam-era aircraft and exhibits that round out the collection.

  • Size: three air-conditioned hangars totaling 65,000 square feet, where a display of 40+ vintage aircraft, ranging from the WWII-era Grumman F6F Hellcat to the more modern F-4 Phantom, as well as occasional visiting displays outside on the tarmac with more vintage aircraft
  • From the Press: CNN Travel named this one of the World's 14 Best Aviation Museums.
  • Permanent Mainstay: Vintage Warbirds, a documentary theater, and a library with 9,500 volumes
  • Don't Miss: Conversing with the museum docents—many of them served in World War II and other conflicts.
  • Hidden Gem: Artist Chris Demarest, who paints soldiers and citizens from the WWII era, can often be found at work in the European hangar.
  • Hands-On Activity: the flight simulator and interactive kids area
  • Special Programs: flight exhibitions and Saturday programs
  • Pro Tip: Go ahead and bring your dog—the museum welcomes friendly pets.

Customer Reviews

The Hops N Props event was fantastic! One small complaint though, needed more restrooms and places to sit.
Sheila T. · November 25, 2016
Such a fun experience. The atmosphere was great, great crowd and music. had some great brewers. some ran out faster than others but overall enjoyed our time. definitely will visit again.
Denise M. · November 22, 2016
We attended the Props and Hops Festival and had a great time with the crowd and enjoyed viewing the planes. Went back on Sunday to spend time in the museum and planes.
Darryl G. · November 22, 2016

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