Kansas 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 This list of has been archived together as a community.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.

Topeka, KS

Combat Air Museum hangar aircraft

The Combat Air Museum boasts collection of 42 aircraft in two hangars; the Combat Air Museum also houses a wide variety of military aviation engines, exhibits, artifacts and aviation art, from WWI to present day! According to the museum's website, "The Combat Air Museum was organized in the Fall of 1976 as a wing of David Tallichet's Yesterday's Air Force. The group was chartered in April 1977 as Yesterday's Air Force Kansas. The founding group's interest was aroused by the declining number of WWII operable aircraft. Originally, the core of the display was aircraft from the Yesterday's Air Force large collection of dynamic historical aircraft. Most notable was the crown jewel of this collection, the B-24J Liberator bomber, the only one flying in the world at that time. In the beginning, aircraft and memorabilia were displayed under an agreement whereby volunteers from the local group would restore and maintain Yesterday's Air Force aircraft in return for the privilege of displaying them." The museum has been operating ever since. Visitors will be pleasantly surprised to find the museum has many aircraft that are well known and just as many aircraft that will leave visitors puzzled. The museums C-47, F-86, Mig 15, F-84, and World War 1 repicas are just a few of the notable aircraft worth dropping in to see. As you consider stopping to visit the Combat Air Museum don't forget it is a museum for all ages. Various exhibits and aircraft allow visitors to climb, walk, and crawl their way through. Children will love sitting in the Skyhawk's cockpit and walking through the museum's giftshop.

Hutchinson, KS