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“Great little air museum if you're in the area!”
Review of Grissom Air Museum

Grissom Air Museum
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Peru
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Grissom Air Museum is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate our guests about the 70+ year history of this military base. We provide many experiences including tours, simulators, speakers, and multiple artifact displays. Are mission is to continue the legacy of the brave men and women who served on this base. Featured: Oldest B-58 Hustler, SAC Base Alert Tower, "Looking Glass" Mission's EC-135, Oldest Tanker "KC-97", F-100 Flown by Neil Armstrong, TF-102 Flown by President George W. Bush, and an A-10 Thunderbolt/Warthog. Plus a BA-53 Nuclear Bomb!
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great little air museum if you're in the area!”
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

We pass through Peru frequently and up till now has been too cold. We stopped in because we see the planes and big fields that our children would be able to walk in. The cost was 6$ for each of the adults and free for 6 and under. We have 3 children under 6 so it was great! The small inside has a few things the children can climb around in and take pictures. The outside is large and you can get up close and personal with most aircraft. It was a nice stop and we enjoyed ourselves. If you are near Peru it would be great! This museum features some recognizable aircraft like the F14 Tomcats from Top Gun and the HU-1 Vietnam helicopters, and a Navy Blue Angels! It was nice! It has a small gift shop.

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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Amazing little museum.”
Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

I had a blast with my son. Staff very friendly and helpful. Lots of airplanes to see. Many info on airplanes.

Visited April 2014
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Midwest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Memories and information”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

There are a lot of planes on display and interesting exhibits inside. Very good for both a class trip (let them know ahead of time -courtesy!) and for veterans who want to reminisce.

Visited July 2013
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Peru, Indiana
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Air Museum Offers Great Old Planes, Experiences”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Grissom Air Museum offers a field full of amazing aircraft, from a F-14 Tomcat back to a B-52! Enjoy a walk around avaition history, then go inside to a substantial gift shop and several displays, Inside exhibits include a cockpit simulator, a helicopter cockpit, and many uniforms and medals. There is usually a retired Air Force man around to answer questions and provide stories. The old "tower" is available to climb for a small fee.

Visited August 2012
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Savanna, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great for families and Aviation Entusiasts”
Reviewed 21 May 2013

This musuem is very small on the inside. There are a number of exhibits where small children (and nimble small adults) can climb into cockpits. A lot of the material was donated and is from the Grissom (Bunker Hill) Air Force Base. Outside there is about 20 acres of planes to view. You can also climb the tower for another view. This is plenty of room for the children to run around and view the planes. There are no paved paths for seniors or others with disabilities. My husband went to see the Cessna Tweety. The planes are not in prinstine condition so don't expect to see new looking items.
There was a reasonable fee ($5 each) and clean restrooms. There is also a picnic shelter and benches.

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Carol B
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