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“A little bit of history and a lot of great stories”
Review of EAA Air Museum

EAA Air Museum
Ranked #17 of 50 things to do in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

This little air museum is worth a stop. A group of retired Vetaren's and Pilots and their love of their country opened up this little museum that is filled with a lot of history, that clearly is due to their commitment to our country and the men that served. The museum has acquired some interesting old airplanes (that you can actually go into and see first hand) as well as aircraft and memorabilia that is worth seeing. When you visit the museum you are met by a group of former vets and pilots who will enthusiastically show you around and share very interesting information and stories of American history. This museum is open due to donations and is free to get in. The museum is located on the Marathon Airfield (the beginning of the airfield on the right side when you come into Marathon) - It is easy to pass this little gem, if you do pass it make sure to turn around and go back. It is a great place to bring your kids to learn about some great history that can be interesting as well as fun. Worth the stop!

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Reviewed 25 June 2014

We stopped by this Museum and were very happy we did. This museum located at the Marathon Airport is right off the overseas hwy. on Marathon Key.Our guide was Avery, after we saw the picture and other exhibits in the viewing area he took us outside on the Tarmac to see the DC- 3.Going inside the plane was like taking a trip back in time.This place is a great stop and its free.We gladly gave a donation to keep it going !

1  Thank Petergun1962
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Great place to soak up some nostalgic aviation history. There is no charge only a suggested donation. The docents are very informative and super hospitable. Don't miss stepping aboard the old Ozark Airlines D-C3 and taking a look at the seat Grace Kelly occupied on a trip. It's a fun little rest stop along the Overseas Highway in the Florida Keys and will add to your adventure along the way.

1  Thank fabulousbakerboy
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Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

We had to visit this little museum as we love the DC-3 Dakota. It's free too! It's really an aviation club with a couple of well preserved classic planes and a small memorabilia collection but we loved it.

The DC-3 is absolutely beautiful (if you like that kinda stuff!) and has an amazing history (including service with the USAF, the Berlin airlift, Continental Airlines and as a flying museum).

My only negative is that the memorabilia could be better organised by a volunteer curator.

I'd recommend this museum and please don't forget to leave a little donation! Oh and say 'hi' to that Dakota from me!

2  Thank francophileonthemove
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

If you are into airplanes (our 14 year old son is) this place is worth a visit. It's free, but you can make a donation (they do not harass you about it). The exhibits are interesting and the planes they have on display are open for you to climb aboard. The volunteers there are very knowledgeable and we enjoyed talking with them.

1  Thank Su-sea
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