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Mitchell Gallery of Flight

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General Billy Mitchell was right.

Very good exhibit on the early history of how the airplane replaced the battleship as the core of... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Appleton, WI
Enjoy the airport museum

Gen Mitchell International Airport Milwaukee MKE I hate airports; let's face it, what is fun about... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
Cleveland, Ohio
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We are a non-profit aviation museum located inside Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
5300 S Howell Ave, Main Terminal, Upper Level, Near Concourse D Entrance, Milwaukee, WI 53207-6156
This attraction is at General Mitchell Airport
+1 414-747-4503
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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
Thank Hiexpectations48
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Gen Mitchell International Airport Milwaukee MKE I hate airports; let's face it, what is fun about standing in line to check-in? Standing in line to pass TSA muster - standing in line to buy an overpriced beverage because TSA made you throw yours away? Some...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank FreewayFritz
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

By all means, if u r a student of history, this is the place to visit & learn. Outstanding exhibits, & the star of the show, Billy Mitchell, the greatest pilot that ever lived.

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Larry K
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Free! small museum upstairs in the airport. Not so "cutting-edge" or interactive: models, uniforms, letters and other artifacts. Covers the history of air traffic, flight, local pilots and the airport. Old school, but the price is right. We often go with my 5-year old to...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Jenny_and_Carlos
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport has a history going back to the 1920s, located on the upper level of the airport terminal, before security, this free museum tells the story of aviation history in Milwaukee. Displays include many models, including an incredibly detailed "Barbie" sized jet...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Eric W
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

My youngest is enthusiastic about air travel lately. This is the perfect free museum to take them to. It has a lot of local history about the airport and the man for whom it is named. Lots of models to look at. Then a good...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank AMiller7880
Reviewed 4 November 2016

This small museum is inside the airport and is packed with items from the early days of flight to space travel. Very detailed models of aircraft. Lots of military and civilian info. Displays appear to change at least occasionally. There is no admission and it...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank On_The_Road29360
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Fun to look through the exhibits. All have to do with local flight history and history of Mitchell field. Best part is it is free.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank K2861VNthomass
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This gallery is worth visiting. Have very nice aircraft replicas and related items, that for sure you will want to further investigate.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Rubén P
Reviewed 30 September 2016

An excellent museum for being located in an airport terminal. A surprisingly extensive assortment of interesting artifacts and exhibits. My son and I found it very informative and a great way to pass a little time in the terminal.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Robbie S
4 March 2015|
Response from Bill S |
The museum is open 24/7 as long as the airport terminal is open. It is free.