Friday, January 28, 2011

A Unique Aviation & Space Museum

Today I’m excited to introduce you to a unique air and space museum that you may never have heard about. The only reason I know of the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is because my brother Donn lives in the area and volunteers as a guide each week.

The museum is located in McMinnville, Oregon and is rapidly becoming a destination attraction that will have it’s own lodge, water park, IMAX Theater, air museum, space museum, and much, much more.

For example, the original Spruce Goose, built entirely of wood due to wartime restrictions on metals, is located at the museum. It was built by the famous Howard Hughes.
(Photo from their web site)

The planned water park will include a variety of aquatic features, from play fountains for the little ones to a scream-inducing 62-foot slide out of the belly of a 747.

And the museum campus is hard to miss…it has the building with a full sized Boeing 747 on the roof!!!
(Photo from their web site)
Evergreen is an excellent place to learn about aviation, space exploration, and the history of America; all the way from the Wright Brothers to the Space Shuttle.
You can learn more on their web site at

It's an education in aviation even if you only do it online.

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
500 Northeast Captain Michael King Smith Way,
McMinnville, OR 97128
(503) 434-4180

If you visit, and are lucky enough that it’s on a day when Donn Anderson is guiding tours, you’re in for an extra great experience. And Donn is a person who has always loved to read.


Sue Ford said...

Cool! I've been to the one in Seattle.

max said...

Thanks for your comment, Sue.