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“Interesting for former military folks”

Wurtsmith Air Museum
Ranked #5 of 16 things to do in Oscoda
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Wurtsmith Air Museum opens every spring on Armed Forces Day in mid-May; and on weekends throughout the summer until late Sept. Hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 11 AM - 3 PM. Special tours may be arranged for other days. Wurtsmith Air Museum consists of three hangars, located at Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport. This area was formerly part of Wurtsmith Air Force Base where jet fighters were once housed. One hangar includes a "Wurtsmith Room" filled with donated pictures and memorabilia from WAFB history, numerous historical/military displays and a gift shop. Two other hangars house several aircraft; a T-33, a Huey helicopter, a Link Trainer and home-built planes. Wurtsmith Air Museum is an all-volunteer non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to preserving the history of Wurtsmith Air Force Base and aviation history in NE Michigan.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Reviewed 2 May 2016

As a former military family, it was really interesting for us to see the old planes, posters, etc. The staff was very friendly. Our kids enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 6 April 2016

I was impressed with the amount of things you can touch, sit in or on in this museum! Loved touching the helicopters and planes in the garage part of the museum and sitting in the plane seats. Nice volunteers throughout. My husband loved reading everything there was to see.

Thank Mi23RN
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

Great Air planes a lot History.Aviation and military,history It,s be years to be on basic to was great to see they did something with basic. coast very little as 5.00 dollars to go.mesa,az

Thank michael m
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Reviewed 3 September 2015

Affordable and great history. Locally ran and supported with entrance fee. Many displays. If your like history, have time to read the many displays this is the place for you. 2 adults, 3 children, all enjoyed the day. Would go back again.

Thank Denise P
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Reviewed 4 August 2015

Lots of informative displays and artifacts about aviation and military history. Only a few actual planes but still pretty interesting. Kids would probably like the hangars with the few planes. They do have an actual 727 that belonged most recently to Roush Fenway Racing sitting outside, but it's not maintained or open to the public to go inside the plane itself. It'd be great to see a donor step up and allow them to turn that plane into a board able display. Great value for the price.

Thank Eric Y
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