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Cavanaugh Flight Museum

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Address: 4572 Claire Chennault St, Addison Airport, Addison, TX 75001-5321
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+1 972-380-8800
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Great stop for an afternoon

This is a small museum but has several hangars filled with planes and details about them, from various periods of history. Don't miss the artwork section as well, inside. Some... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Edwardsville, Illinois

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small museum but has several hangars filled with planes and details about them, from various periods of history. Don't miss the artwork section as well, inside. Some very interesting, signed pieces!

Thank Elvie66
Wilmington, North Carolina
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If this review is useful, please give me a “helpful” vote. 1. Bottom Line Up Front. As a retired Marine Corps Infantry Officer and history enthusiast, I have had the privilege of visiting quite a few (at least fifteen) museums of this type all across the United States so my expectations are typically very high; I was not disappointed. My... More 

Thank raj0302
Enloe, Texas
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Incredible collection of military aircraft and artifacts. The museum is home to a great number of aircraft engines and components from early aircraft, along with operational WWI and WWII airplanes. Great gift shop with videos and publications, and several events are scheduled each year.

Thank Enloe M
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239 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The display is small but all exhibits are explained in detail. A few are outside, problematic in the below freezing weather we had, but the majority are inside (unheated) hangars and more or less protected from the weather. The art display is also interesting, with many paintings signed by the subject pilots. Overall I'd say the visit is definitely worth... More 

Thank B B
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60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Had a good time here. Many Planes. Some very old. Alot of History here. Took lots of pictures. Several Hangars. Planes hanging from Ceiling also.

Thank lindafb48
Laporte, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is the second time our reunion visited this museum. Always a great place to visit especially with our veterans group - very clean, informative and great planes to visit and walk around.

Thank Eileen C
San Antonio, Texas
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92 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good variety of historic aircraft. Seeing the museum's World War II P-51 Mustang fighter power up was especially thrilling. You can schedule rides in several of the aircraft and we saw several taxi off to the runway.

Thank Stuart Y
Doha, Qatar
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62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Take the time to look this facility up online. As well as restored aircraft from America's aviation timeline there are many pictures and informative postings. There is also the opportunity to purchase some actual dual flight time on several historical machines. Aviators and enthusiasts must make this a destination.

Thank flytdeckB777
Heide, Germany
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79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

It is a well set up small museum with a lot of good exhibits and some really nice planes, some of them you can even go up in! E.g. a F4U Corsair and a P-51 Mustang. After entering the museum you will be greeted by the super friendly staff and then can meander through a very nicely done collection of... More 

Thank Jochen2011
Fort Worth, Texas
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is not a collection of static aircraft. The museum has about 50 aircraft ranging from WW I fighters and observation aircraft to Vietnam era veterans. Of the 50 ships, about 18 of them are airworthy. There are quite a few that in which, one can experience the thrill of flying in a real warbird. Some of these are a... More 

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