Pima Air and Space Museum – Tucson
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Pima Air and Space Museum is one of the largest and most thoroughly thought-out aeronautical museums in the world. The museum takes visitors through the entire modern history of aviation and includes hundreds of crafts – both space and airplane – some of which are the very machines which changed the way we look at the world of travel and exploration, including John F. Kennedy’s Air Force One plane.
The museum opened its doors in 1976 with just 75 aircraft. Today, the museum boasts 275 aircraft and over 125,000 artifacts, attracting over 150,000 visitors each year. The Pima Air and Space Museum is divided into 5 separate hangars with a total of 177,000square feet of exhibition space. The grounds are also home to the 390th Bombardment Group Memorial Museum and just across the street at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, visitors can go on exclusive tours of the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), also known as the "Boneyard".
The crafts on display are not all of American creation, but rather a showcase of some of the world’s most incredible machines ever built. The museum is open every day from 09h00 to 17h00 to the public and also caters for larger groups.