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Planes, Helicopters, History and More

Tucson’s Pima Air & Space Museum offers big fun for young and old alike 

Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the largest aviation museums in the world, with more than 360 historic aircraft spread out over 80 acres. Six indoor exhibit hangars (three dedicated to WWII) also feature panoramas with artifacts, photos, and video and audio recordings telling the story of aerospace history, from early warplanes to space exploration.

Home to the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame and the 390th Memorial Museum, the Museum is open 363 days a year. Experience the museum your way with self-guided tours, highlights from docents, and daily tram tours. Pima Air & Space Museum provides exclusive bus tours of the adjacent 2,600-acre “Boneyard,” the military and government aircraft storage facility. Advanced reservations required, visit the website for details.

Pima Air & Space Museum
6000 E. Valencia Rd., 520-574-0462, pimaair.org, On Facebook: PimaAirAndSpace

Go underground and back in time at the Titan Missile Museum. See the launch control center and come face to face with the largest land-based missile America ever deployed. Located in Green Valley, less than 30 minutes south of Tucson, it is the only remaining Titan II missile site open to the public.

Titan Missile Museum
1580 Duval Mine Rd., Green Valley, 520-625-7736, titanmissilemuseum.org, On Facebook: The-Titan-Missile-Museum