Indiana Aviation Museums

There are many aviation and airplane museums around the United States. It would mostly likely take a lifetime and a fortune to travel to every single one. It doesn't mean that you cant try though!

In these pages you will find a list of aviation museums by state. Each museum contains a description, location, and various other military history museums you can find nearby. Milsurpia has been created for the military history enthusiast and wants to make finding these gems easier. This list of has been archived together as a community. If you notice a museum missing or would like to contribute information, please feel free to reach out and submit it!

To submit a museum or organization for consideration please contact us. Photos and descriptions of locations will not be listed without expressed consent.

Aircraft Parking

Private pilots take notice! Airplane museums around the country are available for you to fly into. Many of the museums in the below aviation museum directory allow private pilots to park for free at their facilities. When you are planning your next flight out, think about checking out one of these museums and supporting the community. Be sure to check the website and / or call ahead for proper parking and taxi instructions.

Event Planning

Another great thing about aviation museums is those wide open hangars! Many of the below museums offer their hangars for events. Consider checking them out and renting a hangar for your next event.

Since 2004 the American Huey 369 Organization has been devoting itself to the preservation of various Vietnam and after Huey Helicopters. The American Huey 369 Museum is a living history museum flying since 2007. The organization flies and maintains 4 Vietnam combat veteran Huey Helicopters that current members get the opportunity to fly in. For ten years now, the membership has maintained a temporary museum on the Grissom Aeroplex adjacent to the Grissom Air Reserve Base. For the past 5 years, the museum has been actively fundraising to build the National American Huey History Museum (NAHHM) that will be built on 34 acres directly east of Grissom. The organization was founded 16 years ago and are a registered Not for Profit 501c3 educational charitable museum that boasts 20,000 members and growing. The current aircraft inventory is up to 14 Vietnam veteran aircraft with 12 Hueys, 1 Cobra, and 1 OH-6 Loach. The temporary museum is free but donations are definitely welcome. With your visit you can see the aircraft as well as other carefully put together displays. The museum is seasonal and visitors should be sure to review the museums website prior to visiting. FOR MORE INFO, PLEASE VISIT US AT OUR WEBSITE AND ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.

Atterbury Bakalar AIr Museum

The Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum is dedicated to the memory of all military and civilian personnel who served in any capacity in the wars and conflicts from 1942 to 1970. It serves to recall events of WWII, as well as the Korean, Cuban, and Vietnam conflicts which touched many of our lives. The museum will educate and inspire you about the history, photos and personal stories of those who served. You can learn about World War II Glider pilots, the Tuskegee Airmen, 2466th, 434th, 71st Special Operation Squadron in Vietnam, the base, the leaders, the airmen, the equipment, the aircraft, and The Indiana Aviation Wall of Fame. The Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum and the Jeanne Lewellen Norbeck Memorial Chapel is staffed and maintained by all volunteers. This group is composed of Veterans, former base service members, and citizens who maintain the museum and Chapel. (This description has been quoted word for word from the Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum)

Mentone, IN

Freeman Army Airfield Museum army fire truck

Our museum preserves, protects and displays artifacts from the WWII era, covering the time period 1942 through 1946. Freeman Army Airfield performed two distinct functions during those years; training bomber pilots for the US Army Air Corps in 1943 and 1944, and acting as the Foreign Aircraft Evaluation Center in 1945 and 1946. We have two buildings, about 3000 square feet each, located across the street from the terminal building at Freeman Municipal Airport in Seymour, Indiana. Both buildings are wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. Admission and parking are free; donations accepted. There are a wide range of exhibits, which include firearms and edged weapons, a Link Trainer (WWII flight simulator), a modern electronic simulator that guests can “fly”, and the original base fire truck, in roadworthy condition. While we don’t have any whole airplanes, we do have numerous aircraft engines and propellers from WWII, and many parts, large and small, from enemy aircraft that were here right after the war ended. We welcome groups and other organizations. Our media room seats 28, and there is a conference area for 10 people. Have your meeting, in conjunction with a museum tour, at our facility. A full tour takes about 1.5 hours. We are open every Saturday from 10AM until 1PM; other times by appointment. Call 812-271-1821 for more information, or visit our website. (Description is provided courtesy of Freeman Army Airfield)