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
The Spruce Goose!
They have a nice collection of aircraft and space vehicles. There were a couple displays that were closed due to COVID. Most disappointing was the Spruce Goose flight deck. Had a guided tour of the Space museum, but due to COVID, they didn't have any docents available at the Aviation building. There were also three great films in the theater.
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.