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National Model Aviation Museum

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Address: 5161 E Memorial Dr, Muncie, IN 47302-9050
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+1 800-435-9262
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Impressive Tribute to Model Airplanes and Flying Machines

Most impressive museum dedicated to preserving model airplanes in order to inspire a love and passion for aviation. The museum has 100s of model airplanes hanging from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Falls Church, VA
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Falls Church, VA
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528 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most impressive museum dedicated to preserving model airplanes in order to inspire a love and passion for aviation. The museum has 100s of model airplanes hanging from the ceiling and in displays from the 20s and 30s up to the present. They have a preservation area where they are rebuilding old models. There is an archive where you can do... More 

Thank RussellJW
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

this is the national headquarters, and its amazing place...kind of a hidden treasure here in Muncie, Indiana...lots of things go all year long. please visit when your near Muncie.

Thank inbat
Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2016

This place is concentrated youth. I haven't felt like this, like a kid again in over 60 years. What a place to share with the Grandkids and " I remember when" should describe my experience. Really a great place to relive one's younger days and realize that many of us are still living that life.

1 Thank Jacob B
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I went there and watched people fly their RC helicopters and planes in the flying fields. The property is vast and well-kept.

1 Thank seanmattingly68
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Everyone needs to visit this historic walk back through time! This facility is unmatched anywhere in the world! It is very well organized and laid out in a very comfortable atmosphere. It is inspiring!

1 Thank Michael M
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We had judging school (seminar) here and was excellently done by Mike Karnes and Bill Teeter along with help from others (I don't remember all there names). This was the first time I went through the museum! Very nice

1 Thank David M
Hartford City, Indiana
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253 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

This is a nice little museum hidden in Muncie, IN. I highly recommend visiting if you have never been. Even if you are not into model airplanes, this is still a great place to visit and the kids will love it. Friendly and helpful staff and it even has a gift shop with plenty of goodies to choose from. While... More 

Thank Vacation_Commander
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Nice little place, fun first date for me and my now girlfriend. Would recommend to any family that wants to take some kids to a fun place and learn some history, especially for aspiring aviators.

1 Thank Jeffrey P
Nashville, Tennessee
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75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015

We were blown away by the quantity and quality of models on display - hundreds and hundreds - only to find out they have twice that many more that they aren't able to display for lack of space. They rotate models periodically as a result. The displays are well-done and very informative and start with models that were created shortly... More 

2 Thank Chuck W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2015

It was a distict pleasure to find this nicely set up museum contained within such a world class facility. I brought my niece, who is fascinated with flight, on a Saturday afternoon last fall. She was fascinated with all of the displays, but when she was actually able to "interact" with the simulators she was over the moon! The price... More 

2 Thank David F

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