Sunday, October 30, 2011
Air Force Museum
Do you like airplanes? History? War-time related artifacts, stories, movies? Here is just the place for you.
We had been talking about this place for a while, this place being the National Museum of the United States Air Force. It's got a great reputation. It's open everyday of the year except for a few (Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's). And... it's free!
With the grandies visiting, one of them being a Korean War veteran, it was a no-brainer that we should just jump in the car, drive an hour or so West (of Columbus) on I-70 (so easy and straight that I almost fell asleep driving), and visit the impressively large and information-packed museum.
We could have spent a few days in there and only scratch the surface. Maybe we will bring a tent next time.
From the Wright brother's stories and replicas to the fighters in both World Wars, to the beginning of the US Air Force, Korean and Vietnam wars. Fascinating in every possible way.
From 7 years old, to 77 (and some in between), we all found something to enjoy, reminisce and take away from. It's worth the trip!
National Museum of the USAF
Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day
1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433