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“Small Attraction, A Wealth of Eye Candy”

DeLand Naval Air Station Museum
Ranked #16 of 78 things to do in DeLand
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

While the attraction occupies a very small space, there is a plethora of information at your disposal immediately upon your arrival. I got to come quote close to a PT boat, a F14-B, a helicopter used during the Korean War, and was able to see the partial reconstruction of another war plane that they are currently restoring. If you are a history buff, are into military air planes, or perhaps a fellow veteran you will find much to amuse you here. I spent nearly two hours there and could have stayed much longer. Oh, and it's free.

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Reviewed 13 August 2015

This is a must see for veterans and those interested in armed forces memorabilia. The folks that work there are knowledgeable about the exhibits and can give you a wealth of information on the part that DeLand played in local history during several wars. It may be a small exhibit but if you want to spend some quality time exploring some quality exhibits this is the way to spend an hour or two.

Thank John S
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Reviewed 24 July 2015

This small museum at the Deland airport is a real gem. Lots of artifacts from WW II, Korean war, etc. The museum is staffed by knowledgeable veterans who know the story behind every artifact. And there are planes (F14, TBD Devastator) that are being restored. If you are visiting Volusia county, do not miss this museum. Caution - call ahead to see if it is open since it is staffed by volunteers.

1  Thank Dav456
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Reviewed 6 November 2014

Set right in the middle of the large complex that now makes up the Deland airport, this small museum provides numerous memories of World War II. The Deland Naval Air Station was the training ground for pilots joining the War on both fronts. The museum is filled with a full array of pictures, uniforms, medals, aircraft models, letters, etc. that bring those four years of activity back into full view. A jet fighter and PT boat are on display outside with other equipment stored in the barn in back. Helpful staff with both insights and stories about NAS. The museum needs to be better organized and expanded, a mission that requires both expertise and money. So the staff is asking for donations and volunteer time.

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Reviewed 5 March 2014

But STUFFED with information about Naval Pilots from the time the little airport was a Naval Air Station. Too bad they only follow pilots, because we came hoping for information on a flight mechanic. If you served here, you can donate memorabilia and they make it into a 'binder' to put on display. Cool!

Thank Stormyknitter
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