From the Wright Brothers to the Space Station, Tucson's Pima Air & Space Museum, Arizona covers the History of Aviation
Over 300 aircraft are on display both inside five huge hanger buildings and outside on the 80 acre grounds.
The Pima Air & Space Museum
The Pima Air and Space Museum
makes a great day trip.
For those dedicated to the history of flight it could be a two day event. Many special exhibits and lectures occur throughout the year with presentations and conferences.
Docents conduct daily tours and the museum is handicap accessible via a tram that tours the outdoor displays.
Wheelchairs are provided at the entrance.
Families with young children can walk the site on paved lanes accessible to the baby carriage.
The huge area of aircraft display also offers six hangar buildings that make a good mix of covered and open-air displays.
Notable aircraft are the B-25 Liberator, and B-29, World War Two vintage aircraft and several B-52 Bombers, F-4 Phantoms and Russian Mig-15,17,and 21 of the Vietnam era.
Tours of the Pima Air & Space
Three tours are offered.
Docent-led Tram Tour via covered vehicle tour the area for one hour leaving at 10:00 AM, 11:30, 1:30, and 3:00 PM Cost $6.00
Airplane Museum in Tucson,
The Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson Arizona
Tucson's Largest Museum, Pima Air & Space Museum
An air conditioned tour bus (above) provides docent-led tours of the nearby Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and its aircraft storage and regeneration facility.
One hour tour cost $7.00
World War Two B-24 in Hangar 3
Tucson, Arizona's Pima Air and Space Museum
Docent-led walking tour of hangars 1, 3, and 4 are available and included in the admission price.
The museum is handicap accessible via a tram that tours the outdoor displays and through wheelchairs provided at the entrance. Families can also walk the site on paved lanes accessible to the baby carriage.
The museum is handicap accessible via paved walkways and gravel lanes between rows of vintage aircraft in the outdoor displays like these Russian Mig fighters.
Tours Offered: in the admission price.
Tiny home-built jets (left) and The SR-71 spy plane the Blackbird (right) mark the Pima Air and space Museums complete coverage of aviation development
Directions To Pima Air & Space Museum
6000 East Valencia, Tucson AZ 85756 Tel 520-574-0426 www.pimaair.org
From Route 10, the east/west highway, take exit 267 to E Valencia
The fastest airplane in the world, the SR-71 spy plane the Blackbird holds the worlds speed (exceeding Mach 3) and altitude records
The Airplane Museum in Tucson, The Pima Air and Space Museum is Tucson's Largest Museum. The Pima Air & Space Museum is also handicap accessible throughout
Mig Fighter Jet