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Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Patterson
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Saint Michael
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Stop if you're in Patterson”
Reviewed 28 March 2014

This museum is small but well organized and informative. One side tells about the cypress and spanish moss industries. The other features the work of aviation pioneers Wendell and Wilkie. For anyone interested in the airplane racing of earlier days - don't miss the excellent movie.
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Visited March 2014
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Worth the Trip”
Reviewed 3 January 2013

We took a short trip to see this museum and found it well worth the effort. This small museum has two sides, one devoted to history of the area cypress logging industry which thrived in the late 19th and early part of the 20th century, the other to local aviation pioneers from the early 20th century. The sawmill exhibit has an interesting silent film from the era as well as old artifacts and equipment relating to the industry. The aviation side had replicas of the planes flown, not the real articles. It did have a film relating to early aviation and air racing. Also was a small exhibit about the first Tarzan movie that was shot in the area.
This is a small museum that is easily covered in 90 minutes or so. A history buff should enjoy the experience.

Visited January 2013
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