The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is best known as the home of the world’s largest wooden flying boat, the Hughes H-4 Hercules "Spruce Goose,” the SR-71 “Blackbird,” and the Titan II SLV Missile. In addition, there are more than 200 historic aircraft, spacecraft and exhibits on display, along with Oregon’s biggest large-format 3D theater.
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TripAdvisor Ratings & Reviews
Historic Aircraft Up Close and Personal.
I'm a huge fan of the history of flight - especially in the early-to-mid 20th Century. My two favorite museums in the world are the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in DC and the Boeing Museum of Flight in Seattle. The Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum ranks right up there with those two. I have personal favorite planes: the F86 Sabre and the GeeBee - both were present and accounted for. Of course the signature attraction is the Spruce Goose. The only caveat is that the museum is a ways outside of Portland, so allow a day for the visit..unless you're staying in McMinnville which, by the way, is a cute little town.
Historical Flights Brought to Life
Plan a day, bring a lunch, enjoy viewing, reading and touring these amazing restored and actual flying machines! The largest is the Spruce Goose, dwarfing every other plane in the first building. Bi-planes, different branches of the service planes, antique and historical planes. The Space building contains helicopters, space capsules, rockets and so much more! It was simply amazing. Would loved to have had time to see the special movies in the 3rd building! There is a fee.
Don't miss this fantastic museum! Docents and staff were one of the highlights. Fun, informative, and we'll come back! Home to THE Spruce Goose.
Great museum for kids and adults.
This is a hidden gem in a small town. One of the best aviation space museums I’ve been too, we spent hours here. Highly recommend, leave 4 hours or more to see the whole thing. Space museum had more content to read.
Spruce Goose and more!
The Spruce Goose is the star here, but sooo many other wonderful planes as well. DEFINITELY worth it to pay a little extra to visit the cockpit of the Goose. Gave me the chills to sit in the cockpit and imagine what was going through Howard Hughes' head. Very knowledgeable and fabulous pilot guide Joan. She was really terrific, as were the other volunteers. Space part of the museum is closed, but have heard it's terrific. Great place for kids and adults. So amazing that the S.G. is in McMinnville. Definitely the top thing we did in town.