This Wisconsin Museum Has Over 200 Historic Aircraft And They’re Truly A Sight To See
It might be difficult to believe, but one of the most important, interesting aeronautics groups in the US has roots right here in Wisconsin. The Experimental Aeronautics Association (EAA) was started in 1953 as a flying club of sorts. Since then, it has grown to international proportions, with 200,000 members and 1,000 chapters worldwide. While it was first a group for flying enthusiasts who built their own aircraft, it has since expanded to cover a wide array of aviation. The group eventually made its home in Oshkosh, where you can attend their yearly Air-Venture convention that attracts more than 10,000 planes and a half million people. Small Wittman Regional Airport becomes the busiest airport in the world over the course of the week-long event.
But the EAA is more than just their famous Air-Venture. There is year-round museum in Oshkosh that is home to more than 200 aircraft, many of which are vintage restorations. With tons of space and hangars dedicated to these amazing examples of flight, the EAA Museum is a must-visit Wisconsin attraction.
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The EAA Museum is located at 3000 Poberezny Rd., Oshkosh, WI 54902. They’re open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the exception of New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day. Admission is $12.50 for adults, $10.50 for seniors over age 62 and active duty military or veterans, $9.50 for students age 6-17 and Free for children five and under. There is also a family rate of $31 that includes two adults and up to five children.
Find everything you need to know about this fascinating museum on their website. Head over to their Facebook page for jaw-dropping pictures from the Air-Venture and other amazing events.
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