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Mitchell Gallery of Flight

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Interesting Airport Stop

A small museum in the airport, but with some interesting artifacts. If you enjoy history... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
JRB06
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San Diego, California
A nice little museum

We got to the airport early on our way back to California and had a lousy lunch at Quiznos (bad... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
Larry A
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Jackson, California, United States
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We are a non-profit aviation museum located inside Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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5300 S Howell Ave, Main Terminal, Upper Level, Near Concourse D Entrance, Milwaukee, WI 53207-6156
This attraction is at General Mitchell Airport
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

A small museum in the airport, but with some interesting artifacts. If you enjoy history, especially military history, this is definitely worth a look. You can cover it in 10-15 minutes, or spend longer.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

We got to the airport early on our way back to California and had a lousy lunch at Quiznos (bad service, mediocre food, high price). However, it was redeemed by this little gem of a museum dedicated to rebel General Billy Mitchell an early 20th...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Larry A
Reviewed 29 June 2017

I always like to stop in and see what the sights are. Lots of great aviation history here with some nice exhibits.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I am an Air Force veteran and we were instilled throughout the Air Force ranks who General Billy Mitchell was so it was a thrill to fly into the airport named after him and even more thrilling to find out they have a museum dedicated...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank jtg1961
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I thought the gallery was interesting and had some good information that I was not aware of. It is free and located in the Milwaukee airport near Gate C entrance. If you are an airplane fanatic, stop and enjoy the exhibits.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Victoria P
Reviewed 22 May 2017

MKE airport has a hidden gem in the public main concourse (before TSA screening) where you can kill time and learn about aviation, Gen. Billy Mitchell, Capt. Sijan, and Capt Jim Lovell. Also, numerous model planes, photos, airport history, and it's FREE!

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Mike2847
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I make it a habit to get to the airport early each time I fly, and frequently I go into the Gallery of Flight exhibit. Such a nice look at Milwaukee's history . . . and a great review of how flight has progressed over...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Ryan J
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Nice history of the local area and contribution to flight. A little small, but not unexpected for a small local airport.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank jeffreyhunt
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

A nice exhibit with lots of models. Everything seems to tie back to Milwaukee in the exhibit. Will stop in again when I leave Milwaukee.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Zachary C
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Very good exhibit on the early history of how the airplane replaced the battleship as the core of the U.S. Navy's battle plans.

Date of experience: August 2016
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The museum is open 24/7 as long as the airport terminal is open. It is free.
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