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The Florida Air Museum at Sun 'n Fun

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Address: 4175 Medulla Rd, Lakeland, FL 33811-1249
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+1 863-644-0741
10:00 - 16:00
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Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum is the Official Aviation and...

Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum is the Official Aviation and Aerospace Education Center of the State of Florida. Our mission is to honor the past while inspiring the future with state of the art technology. Interactive learning stations for part of the exhibits to educate visitors from al lover the world. STEM based station allows visitors to interact and participate in real world environments that immerse them in the subject and enhance an understanding through hands on applications. Unique areas of interest are the Howard Hughes Archives, Air Racing Simulators, Florida Aviation Hall of Fame, Innovations in Propulsion Exhibit, Pilot Briefing Stations, and over 20 historical aircraft on display.

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We went for the expo. LOTS to see. Wow got to see the French Flying Team and they were Excellent. Appreciated that you could get up close and see any and all the airplanes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lake City, United States
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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been debating for a while on whether to write this, but I think it is something you need to know. I recently was asked to help out a vendor friend of my at the Sun N Fun air show in Lakeland. I was told by my friend that my parking pass and my entry pass would be at... More 

Thank charleswA8317ZT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting, but small airplane museum. Not a lot to see and do. My 3 grandsons, ages 9, 7 and 3 liked looking at the airplanes. No interactive exhibits.

Thank Carol H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for the expo. LOTS to see. Wow got to see the French Flying Team and they were Excellent. Appreciated that you could get up close and see any and all the airplanes. Also lots of walking or you could hop the tram. ONLY complaint, for the price, at least $32 per adult, it was very hot and water... More 

Thank retired27
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Great range of interesting and some unique aircraft... ever seen a fighter jet on skis?! There's one here!

1 Thank Paul M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

There wasn't a whole lot to do there with kids. If you were really into plans and wanted to real the signs and explore more than a busy young child it would be great. The displays are very well put together and taken care of. Staff was incredibly friendly. The map they hand out is sort of confusing, several people... More 

Thank Fummins F
East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We last visited about 10 years ago and returned recently to find the museum had been superficially rearranged. However the exhibits and signage were very dated and in some cases hard to read because of awkward placement and dense text in small font sizes. They have lots of interesting artifacts that need a professional touch to help engage the visitor.

Thank Sharon P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Although the planes were stationary they hung above our heads. Wonderful to see all the different era planes, along with a Hall of Fame area with multiple photos of great aviators both men and women! My company loved the experience!

1 Thank Lulu813
Bridgeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The night before we went to this museum we had watched the movie Hidden Figures which told the story of three African American women and their roles in the early space program here in Florida. Some of the details of the development of space travel was included in this museum which was a nice follow-up to the movie. However, there... More 

Thank CyndyandByron
Lakeland, Florida
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

I visit this location several times each year for various functions including but not limited to; Sun n Fun airshow, when pigs fly south BBQ, car show, Corvette and street rod show and of course for the museum itself. Very nice museum with a wide assortment of planes. Everything from models, to vintage biplanes, to home builts and even a... More 

Thank Robert M
Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This museum traces the history of flight and how it relates to Florida. It's an informative 2 hour journey. The building has some interesting exhibits on how airplanes, air travel, and airports work. A must for history buffs and young kids. This center has a number of home built and one of a kind aircraft ( not a lot of... More 

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