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“nice for the history buff”

Liberty Aviation Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Liberty Aviation Museum is a newer "working" museum that opened in July of 2012 at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport (PCW Carl Keller Field) in Port Clinton, Ohio. Our museum consists of our B-25 Mitchell, WWII bomber "Georgie's Gal" built in 1945, recently restored by Aero Trader out of Chino, CA. Ground vehicles include a 1941 Dodge ambulance, 2 Jeeps, German 37mm AA gun, German Horch Truck, German Field Kitchen, German Kubel, 3 BMW Motorcycles, Tiger Tank Replica, Hetzer Tank Replica, Panther Tank Replica (currently undergoing restoration away from the museum), & 2 WWII PT boats under current restoration (The PT-728 Thomcat is currently on display while restoration work is being completed in the museum's new hangar expansion. The sister boat, the PT-724 is currently on display outside by the museum's second hangar. The PT-728 Thomcat will be available for boat experiences when restoration is completed. We have many items that are on rotating display that may not always been on display throughout the year during your visit. Please contact us if you are interested in viewing a specific item. On permanent display within our galleries is the WWII service uniform of actor Clark Gable. The museum also has 3 screen worn uniforms from the actors who played Col. Klink, Col. Hogan, & Sgt. Schultz from the TV show Hogan's Heroes. Also, throughout the year we have many events such as big band hangar dances, Ford Tri-Motor rides, WWII era B-25, B-17, C-47, & AT-6 aircraft rides, Waco Biplane rides, concerts, books signings, car shows, and more. Please visit our website for more information!
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Nice museum right off 2 ,east access. they have a beautiful B25 they fly and are restoring a Ford Trimotor, they have a second Trimotor they are flying and is currently on loan to EAA.They also have a T6 Harvard which is in flyable condition. 5 bucks gets you in. In addition to the aircraft they have some other military pieces , flack guns, German transport , American halftrack and jeep.The attached ,restored Diner( Tin Goose Diner) is worth a lunch stop, good eats.Try it you'll like it.

Thank stnmaddjack
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Was surprised to find the B-25 in the Hanger this weekend, thought she had gone to Oshkosh. They have added a flying Ford Tri-Motor in addition to the one being reconstructed. Nice quiet setting and nobody crowding you out while you are trying to take in the memorabilia. Must see for Aviation History Buffs!

Thank Warren P
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Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

Family of 5 (2 adults & 3 kids 10-13) enjoy breakfast and lunch here a couple times a month. Delicious soups and burgers (much more, too!) Neat diner to eat in, but be prepared to split up with larger parties (it's a restored diner, so you won't be placed far from each other!) We usually opt for the dining bar for our boys and a booth for us when we have others with us. The museum is great for old and young. A lot of neat stuff to look at and there are many special events and opportunities to experience (plane rides, fly-ins, camps, etc.) My favorite times there are with my dad and others who reminisce about the old days.

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Having grown up less than a mile from the Erie-Ottawa airport where the Liberty Aviation Museum is located, the displays on Island Airlines and the Ford Tri-Motors were particularly interesting to me, but the museum also has a nice display of WWII items. At $5, the admission is very reasonable, given the quality of the display. Have said that, this is not the Air & Space Smithsonian; an hour or two is a sufficient amount of time to take in all the exhibits.

Thank johnbmarek
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Our primary reason for visiting the Liberty Aviation Museum was to fly in a genuine 1929 Ford Tri-Motor airliner. It was a little costly at $75/person and noisy (should be expected as we sat behind the pilots and between 2 of the 3 motors). However, it was fun especially to see how people traveled aboard the world's first mass-produced airliner! How far we have come! I have to admit I'm really not much of a museum person but it did have a lot of interesting memorabilia about the Tri-Motor as well as a Tri-Motor being refurbished and old military vehicles. The Tin Goose Diner was VERY busy on July 5 but the staff was VERY efficient, we got to eat outside on an awesome low-humidity day and watch the Tri-Motor take off and land, and the choices of Food was fantastic as well as the Service! (BTW, we would so LOVE to go on the meticulously restored B-17 Bomber "Yankee Lady" that is coming in July 12 but it is $450/person and that may have to wait until I win the lottery--but I don't play. I talked to a couple who had rode in it and said it is WORTH EVERY PENNY---especially flying over the islands and Cedar Point!)

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