Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville, OR 97128 - United States
The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is the home of the Spruce Goose, an SR-71, a Titan II missile, and more than 200 other historic aircraft, spacecraft, and exhibits. Our mission: To inspire and educate, to promote and preserve aviation and space history, and to honor the patriotic service of our veterans.
With displays ranging from the elegant aeronautic designs of two unknown bike mechanics – Orville and Wilbur Wright – to an actual Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird that can fly at speeds of over 2,000 miles per hour, the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum located in McMinnville, Oregon, has a little something for everyone.
The centerpiece of these aeronautic breakthroughs is the original Spruce Goose. Built entirely of wood due to wartime restrictions on metals, this massive airplane stands as a symbol of American industry during World War II. This plane is surrounded by others of its era, its predecessors, homebuilts, and a few other gems that can’t be missed.
The Evergreen Space Museum transports you back to a time when travel to the stars was just a dream, and then winds you through history from miniature rockets launched from remote farms to the robotic spacecraft we know today. See the artifacts and spacecraft up close – from rocket booster systems to manned and unmanned spacecrafts, the SR-71, and more current aircraft.
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