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.
- Complimentary Water
- Public Restroom
a mad dash for an early closing
Well, we made the mad dash from Astoria to McMinnville, Oregon, only to find that the museum is not air conditioned and was closing 15 minutes after our arrival. Bummer!!
Amust for 30+ age group
If you are a airplane and history buff this is a must on your trip. Allow plenty off time 4+ hrs. Nice Deli and not expensive. The Space musemum is another building. If you are a Space wonk it is great. Requires a lot of reading to get the feeling of the time and events.
The Aviation Museum is terrific!
The museum is terrific not only for old timers but especially for families with school age children. It has a wide selection of aircraft spanning the 20th C.
First class museum
Lots of aircraft from all eras. Well restored and recreations. The “spruce goose” is of course the main attraction. Well worth the time and effort to visit.
Great place for airplane buffs and casual observers as well
It is impossible to adequately describe the Spruce Goose. Even when you stand under it is hard to comprehend the size. I highly recommend spending the extra few bucks for the cockpit tour. \ The rest of the museum is well done but most of the exhibits are fairly standard stuff, The one exception I think is the SR-71 exhibit. It is the only 71 exhibit I have seen where the engine bay is open for viewing,