December 2022 by Jennifer M
Huge WW2 hanger for blimps that patrolled the coast checking for Japanese subs.They have a few films to watch and lots of displays, including the holocaust. There are a few cockpits you can take photos of yourselves in.There is a gift shop.A mini Guppy is parked out the front and you can go inside it too.You need to visit to appreciate how big the hanger is!
September 2022 by Matt Storm
We had a good time visiting this museum. The person we bought our admission from was great. She was very helpful and informative. The museum does have some unique aircraft, but is fairly small compared to other air museums. They have an expansive WW2 exhibit with handmade models donated to the museum by a local person. They also had a Mini-Guppy out front open to tour. The bottom line is we had fun, and would absolutely visit again.
August 2022 by Christian Knight
Nice museum! Lots of various planes and military vehicles. Be sure to start with the short video on the making of the blimp hanger. Like the small section on the mt hebo station, never knew it existed. My son, who is 9, definitely loved getting into the flight simulators and the WW2 models.
July 2022 by Kristi Larson
I thought this was really a neat museum. They had so much to see and so much thought has gone into the exhibits!Right now, Top Gun Maverick is huge at the box office and it was so awesome to see an actual F-14 that was used in the first movie!Definitely well worth your time to visit!! The building itself is gigantic and it's amazing to think of it housing the blimps in its prime!
July 2022 by Gagan N Kangovi
This used to be a hangar that was functional during WWII. It used to house blimps that would patrol the PNW coastal area, monitoring the entire belt. It is now a museum which are of great interest to plane, train and car enthusiasts. Also has the old architecture of the hangar with fuel supply lines which is cool to see. The area nearby is quiet and scenic too!
May 2022 by Eugene Papkov
We came half an hour before closing and were allowed to come in by the guy at the entrance without a pay. Probably, the most powerful impression gives you not the museum exposition but the building where it's located - the huge wooden hangar (might be the biggest in the world right now, but not sure about it). It is really huge and very impressive.
May 2022 by Brian Randleas
Some wonderful aircraft and displays. The World War II recreation model displays are amazing. It is a pleasure to help preserve these pieces of history. Even the hanger is one of the architectural wonders of the world.
May 2022 by Adam Cook
If you know the history of why the building is here, then you will have a greater appreciation for this museum. The aircraft on display are limited as well as will rotate as they are part of the Erikson collection. However, the building itself I would say is the star more than the planes for this museum. Walking up the museum the blimp building as it was built for is massive.Once inside the museum it takes on grander scale it seems when you look at how massive the doors are at either end. Also if you look up you will see just how high the structure is. Keep an eye out for the basketball hoop as well. This totally needed to be a skit from the old MJ and Bird commercial days. LOLIf in a tour group, the facility has plenty of parking for cars if on a road tour.
April 2022 by Jonathan Clark
Super cool experience! (Way better than any boring cheese factory)They had full-sized aircraft parked in the largest hanger I've ever seen! Lots of fun activities for the kids including cockpits of different aircraft the kids could sit in. They had all kinds of airplanes from different eras including an F-14 tomcat.The price was also very reasonable.
April 2022 by Jesse Jernigan
A place I have wanted to visit for many years. Some really cool history not only about the blimp hangar and Naval base but aircraft, antique tractors, fire trucks and cars and other displays. A Cafe featuring BBQ food and a gift shop. The building in itself is awesome, although needs some TLC. Wear a coat as it's colder inside than outside.
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March 2022 by Michael P.
How have I not rated this stop already! My bad ! It's a killer stop only second to the Tillamook Cremery. And I love love love planes and this did not disappoint. It's a huge WWII era hanger. Big, cold wet and damp inside. But the planes and the history was so amazing. Cars , planes , military and private makes this a great stop. If your an aviation person makes this a stop for sure. I loved it.
March 2022 by Troy Loven
It was so awesome loved to with my daughter
February 2022 by Steven Albin
Such a great little peek into the history of aviation and WWII. They had one of the best WWII Navel histories I have ever seen. Place has something for everyone. There is a nice collection of antique fire engines, tractors and planes. The price was surprisingly inexpensive as well. Definitely worth the time and money.
February 2022 by A M.
The museum used to house a decent sized privately owned airplane collection that has since moved to Madras, OR. What's left are 3 aircraft on loan from the US Navy, and they're in really bad shape as apparently no one takes care of them as they sit on flat tires, collecting bird droppings, dirt and the paint fades underneath the filth . Even though they're displayed in an extremely poorly lit (dark) hangar, their state of decay is still quite evident and a travesty for a place calling itself a "museum". Within some Illuminated tents are a few better preserved and likely privately owned aircraft; a couple of Migs and an A-26 being the most notable. The blimp hangar that compromises the "museum" is really the most notable feature of the place. There's a "model" display that was apparently built by local elementary school kids as it's very crudely put together with scrap lumber, tin cans and inaccuracies abound. One half of the dim hangar is an RV storage area. If you know nothing about aircraft or haven't been to a quality museum, you may like it? In short it's mostly a BIG nearly empty hangar with a token amount of aircraft, and the biggest of which are rotting away in the dark. (Well, one is rotting away in front of the hangar where the rain keeps it a little cleaner). Definitely NOT worth a special trip unless you're looking for anything other than seeing a huge WWII blimp hangar.