From catapulting flaming soldiers over castle walls to sitting on active geysers, humans have long been fixated on flying through the air. Absorb the wonderment of flight with today’s Groupon to the War Eagles Air Museum in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, open Tuesday–Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get two admission tickets (up to a $10 value).
- For $10, you get four admission tickets (up to a $20 value).
Admission is free for children under 18 and students.
Gleaming aluminum fighter planes from WWII, jets used in Korea, and other marvels of military technology greet visitors at the 64,000-square-foot War Eagles Air Museum. The nonprofit organization gathers and restores famous battlebirds from the mid-20th century with a special team of remedial falconers and also displays a collection of antique civilian automobiles.
One of only 24 models, the iconic silver TF-51 Mustang enthralls onlookers with powder-blue markings that evoke the model’s vaunted service history against the Luftwaffe, and the museum’s F-4U Corsair boasts a history of damage from small-arms fire earned during the Korean Conflict. Two MiG fighters represent the Soviet Union and its satellite powers during the Cold War, introducing young visitors to a past world of multiple superpowers and footraces to build the moon's first ice-cream parlor. For a break from the tumultuous history of aerial combat, the museum’s automotive exhibits feature over 40 automobiles, including a 1908 Oldsmobile and two vintage motorcycles with sidecars.