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Bird Aviation Museum & Invention Cente

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Address: 325 Bird Ranch Road, Post Office Box 817, Sagle, ID 83860
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+1 208-255-4321
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00

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A true hidden gem!

The Bird Aviation Museum is a bit out of the way but truly worth visiting. The aircraft on display and associated memorabilia are only a small part of its attraction. Even... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
Don M
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The Bird Aviation Museum is a bit out of the way but truly worth visiting. The aircraft on display and associated memorabilia are only a small part of its attraction. Even more interesting, to me at least, are the displays of Dr. Bird's achievements in the field of respirology. His inventions in that field have been revolutionary and have already... More 

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Sagle, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Bird museum is packed with memorabilia of flight, space flight and most importantly DR. Bird's respirators. These have saved that lived of countless children who were born with breathing problems. Anyone coming to the Sandpoint, ID. area should take the time to visit this FREE guided tour museum.

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Thank Howard B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Folks this is really simple. If you are in Sand Point ID or nearby you should go to the Bird Museum. That's it!

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Thank TravelAlNJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I was privileged to know "Doc" and his wife Pam and visited their museum many times when they were alive. Any time we have guests from out of town we take them to this extraordinary place. The museum houses virtually every aircraft and automobile "Doc" ever owned, which is a substantial number, along with exhibits spanning the history of aviation... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

The best private museum we've ever visited! My husband is a retired B-52 Navigator and we were astounded by Dr. Byrd's collection and the beautiful layout of all the exhibits! A great national treasure that is a must see!

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Thank Ann C
Cranbrook
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

This is North Idaho's best kept secret. It is a fascinating place with many aircraft, cars and artifacts. The invention center is educational and has great original displays. Dr. Forrest Bird and Dr. Pamela Bird have created a wonderful place and they will be sorely missed by all who loved them and appreciated what they have done in their lives.

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Thank Mary-jo W
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

I was totally in awe, as I had no idea who Dr. Byrd was. He was brilliant and we were so lucky the day we went with friends, he was still alive and was at the museum. The museum is free and they do serve (not free) a delightful lunch.

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Thank Norma L
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

Fascinating not so small centre in a gorgeous part of Idaho. Went here for the aviation side of the exhibits, but was captured by the invention centre and medical exhibits. Huge collection (all personal!) of memorabilia, medical equipment, old technologies and aviation related artefacts and items that are truly fascinating. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, spent upwards of three hours... More 

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Thank MushnKit
Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

This museum is off the beaten path, but worth the drive. A collection of interesting historical medical inventions and aviation related items from Dr. and Mrs. Bird

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Sagle, Idaho
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

My title is a bit flippant considering the circumstance. Dr. Bird invented the respirator which has save countless lives. He owned over 100 acres in the Sagle area. He was over 90 years old and died a few months ago. His wife also died this month in a airplane crash near Hope, ID. The museum was worth visiting, but could... More 

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