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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 24 July 2017

There were all kinds of different museum material here. It would be a very amazing place for someone interested in history or flying to visit.

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

It has facinating historical displays of a northeast Michigan Air Force base established before World War 2 and decommissioned after the conclusion of the Cold War. It is very creative and offers great historical and personal displays.

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

The town of Oscoda takes great pride in The Wurtsmith Air Museum and the history of the US Air Force as part of the fabric of the region. It is easily located along Highway F41 just about a mile from US Highway 23. The best time of year to visit the museum is in July when they have many extra activities to celebrate Independence Day. The museum has many aircraft, relics, memorabilia and artifacts on display. There is also the Circle of Flags located near the museum and the Ken Ratliff Beach Park directly acrossed Highway F41 on Van Ethan Lake which has a swimming area, boat ramp and picnic area.

2  Thank Dennis R
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Located on the retired air base, full of history of both flight and military relics. Best time to visit during the military vehicle show held during the summer months.

1  Thank Dawn C
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

I am a history buff and flew in to visit the old base. There is barely any noticeable activity at the airport. The folks at the museum absolutely love visitors and enjoy talking and sharing what they remember of the base! One old timer ended up driving me around showing me the base, where base headquarters use to be, where the main gate once stood, and so on. I visited the alert pads where the alerts B-52 bombers once sat at the ready. The museum itself is small but neat and full of interesting things and photos. I look forward to returning with a buddy of mine who was stationed there in the late 80's.

2  Thank John R
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