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Prairie Aviation Museum

2929 E Empire St, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61704-5452
+1 309-663-7632
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Interesting local museum!

By the size of the building you would assume that this museum would not have much to offer... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Adam B
Princeton, Illinois
Aviation Museum

This is a quaint museum. There is an entry fee. Items inside the facility and outside... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Manteno, United States
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2929 E Empire St, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61704-5452
+1 309-663-7632
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Reviewed 2 days ago

By the size of the building you would assume that this museum would not have much to offer. However, inside features plenty of artifacts and showcases of the history of aviation in Central Illinois. The yard of planes outside allows visitors to get an up...More

Thank Adam B
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This is a quaint museum. There is an entry fee. Items inside the facility and outside. Approximately12 aircrafts. Not much to see but I am glad I went. We spent about one hour on-site. Parking is free. Local museum.

Thank O3912ECwilliamk
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

The title says it all. This is a small Museum but really unique in that you can actually walk up to each one of the aircraft they have on display. Some of the aircraft have stairs and viewing platform to look inside the plane at...More

1  Thank norm D
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Aviation museum is open only for Thursday to Sunday from 11 to 4 p.m. it has both aircrafts, helicopters and some engine for display. A simulator for have having flight flying and take off experience. Kids Will definitely love it.rest of the displays are small...More

Thank bolisetti
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Met the guy who actually flew the Skyhawk they have in the museum. He let may 12 year old daughter sit in the pilot's seat and wear his flight helmet. The picture i took will be treasured for a lifetime. Go and support these guys-...More

Thank William A
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Visited here while on a short trip to Bloomington. This is a small, but excellent museum. The man that was working there was very informative and loved to talk about the items and the planes in the museum. They have both indoor and outdoor display....More

Thank Shelia G
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Very friendly staff make you feel welcome from the time you walk in the door. Plenty to see both inside & out and covers aviation from balloons to space.

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you have an interest in aviation or just want to check out a piece of our country's history, this is the place for you. Both of my parents were pilots in WWII and this place is awesome.

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Visiting Bloomington for a Basketballcamp this small museum showing several aicraft with a history such as a Huey that was used in Vietnam made up for an interesting excursion. Not only can you actually sit in the cockpit of an A4 the explanations by a...More

Thank 519andreass
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Airplane fanatics and air museum newbies will enjoy their collection. This is a volunteer operated museum on the main airport property and it's great for weekend visit to Bloomington. Kids will love it and the docents are friendly and knowledgable. If you love planes you...More

1  Thank bethhage
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