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The Florida Air Museum at Sun 'n Fun

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Address: 4175 Medulla Rd, Lakeland, FL 33811-1249
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+1 863-644-0741
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum is the Official Aviation and...

Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum is the Official Aviation and Aerospace Education Center of the State of Florida. Our mission is to honor the past while inspiring the future with state of the art technology. Interactive learning stations for part of the exhibits to educate visitors from al lover the world. STEM based station allows visitors to interact and participate in real world environments that immerse them in the subject and enhance an understanding through hands on applications. Unique areas of interest are the Howard Hughes Archives, Air Racing Simulators, Florida Aviation Hall of Fame, Innovations in Propulsion Exhibit, Pilot Briefing Stations, and over 20 historical aircraft on display.

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Lots of Air Travel History

The night before we went to this museum we had watched the movie Hidden Figures which told the story of three African American women and their roles in the early space program... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great range of interesting and some unique aircraft... ever seen a fighter jet on skis?! There's one here!

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1 Thank Paul M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There wasn't a whole lot to do there with kids. If you were really into plans and wanted to real the signs and explore more than a busy young child it would be great. The displays are very well put together and taken care of. Staff was incredibly friendly. The map they hand out is sort of confusing, several people... More 

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East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We last visited about 10 years ago and returned recently to find the museum had been superficially rearranged. However the exhibits and signage were very dated and in some cases hard to read because of awkward placement and dense text in small font sizes. They have lots of interesting artifacts that need a professional touch to help engage the visitor.

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the planes were stationary they hung above our heads. Wonderful to see all the different era planes, along with a Hall of Fame area with multiple photos of great aviators both men and women! My company loved the experience!

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The night before we went to this museum we had watched the movie Hidden Figures which told the story of three African American women and their roles in the early space program here in Florida. Some of the details of the development of space travel was included in this museum which was a nice follow-up to the movie. However, there... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I visit this location several times each year for various functions including but not limited to; Sun n Fun airshow, when pigs fly south BBQ, car show, Corvette and street rod show and of course for the museum itself. Very nice museum with a wide assortment of planes. Everything from models, to vintage biplanes, to home builts and even a... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This museum traces the history of flight and how it relates to Florida. It's an informative 2 hour journey. The building has some interesting exhibits on how airplanes, air travel, and airports work. A must for history buffs and young kids. This center has a number of home built and one of a kind aircraft ( not a lot of... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a great aircraft museum, it has a good variety of aircraft both inside and outside the facility. This was a nice break from the typical crowded tourist traps. I would recommend this to anyone interested in aircraft history.

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Springfield, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The museum appears to be the responsibility of a local non-profit organization versus being state funded. It is very small with a variety of worn exhibits....but interesting. As part of the ASTC Travel Passport Program, my grandson and I were not charged an entry fee...which is modest. The museum is located a ways off of any main route. Unless you... More 

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1 Thank Kent S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is a must see for any aviation enthusiast - what a great display of all types of aircraft. Really worth the trip to visit this museum.

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