highly recommend visiting the Pima Air and Space Museum. It is a hidden
gem in the Tucson desert. Relive the glory and excitement of the most
incredible aviation stories ever told, with more than 300 aircraft on
display and a motor coach tour of the Davis-Mothan Air Force Base ,
called The Boneyard by locals and historians.
The Pima Air and Space Museum covers over 80 acres and is home to the
largest collection of World War II planes anywhere in the world (309th
Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group)!
This is one of those
activities that is both educational and fascinating. There is something
for everyone at this attraction, which is why there are hundreds of
thousands of people a year who visit The Pima Air and Space Museum.
are displays both inside and outside of The Pima Air and Space Museum
and some of the most compelling World War II stories and memorabilia
collections you will ever see.
Visit the Wright Flyer (the first powered
aircraft flown by the Wright brothers), or John F. Kennedy’s plane, Air
Force One (one of two planes he used as president – the other rests at
the Smithsonian Museum). When you are done with the walking tour, head
over to the museum's new restaurant, Flight Grill, which is now open
daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Admission varies depending on
the time of year. June-October rates are: $13.74 for ages 13 and older
($11.50 if you are a Pima County resident), $8.00 for ages 7 – 12, and
kids 6 and under are free. Seniors, AAA, and military cost $11.75.
Groups of 20 or more and tours of the Boneyard only have different
prices, so check out their website for a full list of rates. Sometimes
you can find 2/1 coupons around town. Try a Google search before you
head over there.