World War II flying aces would be proud of this fine collection of restored aircraft from that era. This Galveston museum ... More
Lone Star Flight Museum
World War II flying aces would be proud of this fine collection of restored aircraft from that era. This Galveston museum also showcases old photographs and artifacts along with the planes. It is the perfect outing for an aircraft enthusiast and provides a fun educational experience for kids of all ages. Be prepared for an adventurous trip into the history of aviation. Different events are scheduled throughout the year, including airshows, lectures and special exhibits. For special event information, call the toll-free number listed above. Admission: $6 Adults; Discounts apply for students, senior citizens and groups.
My husband was like a kid in a candy store! There are so many types of planes to see, and even some other military vehicles. The staff was very friendly, and there were even some veterans there who will share their knowledge and memories with you. The gift shop had some great items too!
We continued to turn another "corner" only to see another plane, antique cars, trucks, even bicyles and artwork; something for everyone.
Excellent history lessons to gain wisdom about the growth of our country and the growing aeronautical industry from the 1800's to present much made by our fighting men (and women)who gave their lives for progress, and our country.
Wonderful, enlightening and wonderous. You might even find a write-up on someone you know . . . we did ! We left with an additional sense of pride for our USA !
Especially interesting as I have a son in the USMC and another in USAF. We visited when they were young, many years ago with numerous other homeschoolers.
Not one dislike. We even liked the "work in progress" that we saw.
It was a great stop on a trip. Its not a place that you can just spend an hour in. Be prepared for several hours. It helps to go with someone that knows some things about WWII and other aviation. The hall of fame was neat. It was a great place to visit.
The Lone Star Flight Museum is one of the best aviation museums in the country IMHO. They have a great selection of planes in their static displays, including a B-58 Hustler! Every year, usually around April, they hold an air show which rivals the Wings Over Houston affair. They bring some of the warbirds out of the hanger and put them in the air. It's a great way to spend a day. They also have a section of the museum dedicated to Texas' contribution to aviation history - check it out - it's quite interesting to see how many Texans have been instrumental in aviation development and history.
We went to this flight museum last year and we really loved it. This is a great way to get an up-close look at these planes! The place is spotless and the planes are mint!! There is a lot of information about the history of these planes. We would definitely go back!!
As an aviation buff, I think this is a great place for tourists to visit. Living relatively close myself, I visit a couple of times each year and enjoy it immensely. Admittance is only $5-$6, or it was the last time I visited. They have quite a few aircraft, most from the WWII era, and some under restoration. Among their inventory you'll find a B-17, B-25 Mitchell, P-38 Lightning, PBY Catalina, Supermarine Spitfire, and an A-20 Havoc. If you get lucky, you may get to see them take one up which they do from time to time. Some of the aircraft are what they call 'Static,' meaning that although the aircraft might be fully operational, due to it's rarity and/or difficulty to maintain and/or fly, they don't ever leave the hangar. The P-38 is an unfortunate example of this status.
Most of the aircraft are kept inside a large air conditioned hanger, which is nice if you've been out in the heat and humidity all day. You're allowed to walk among the aircraft at your own pace without a guide. If you stop and read all the little informational tid-bits, you'll be there for hours. It has a very calm and quiet atmosphere unless you happen to visit during a show.
Once a year or so they'll have an air show, and they'll take alot of the planes out and fly them for the crowds. It's a great time but bring your sunscreen, a hat, and wear some good tennis shoes as you'll be out on the 'tar mack' all day if you attend this event. They do allow you to bring lawn chairs to the air show, and cameras are always welcome.