Tucson, Arizona: Pima Air & Space Museum and Aircraft Boneyard

300 aircraft, mock-ups of spacecraft, and related exhibits, many of them outdoors. Then take a bus tour of the world's largest "Boneyard," mile after mile of desert storage for 4,400 military aircraft. Wear a hat and bring a water bottle.
Address:
6000 E Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ
Directions:
South edge of Tucson take Exit 267 from Hwy 10, go east a half mile, you will see airplanes parked outside to the right, continue to visitor's driveway, turn right to parking and visitor's center.
Hours:
9 am - 5 pm, last admission at 4 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
520-574-0462
Admission:
Varies, max $15.50 for adults.
RA Rates:
Major Fun
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Pima Air & Space Museum and Aircraft Boneyard

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Boneyard. Military Plane Boneyard Tour

Davis Mothan AFB is the biggest airport in the world! "The boneyard" have more than 4,000 military planes. You can do a tour in it. Departure is from the nearby PIMA Air Museum. The bus tour lasts an hour and is very impressive -- all kinds of planes are stored in Davis AFB. An ex-US Air Force pilot is your guide as well in the bus. You are not allowed to get off the bus, but you can take as many pictures as you want.

[patrice, 11/24/2011]
SR-71 Blackbird. Pima Air & Space Museum

An awesome array of about 300 aircraft, mock-ups of several spacecraft, and related exhibits, a must see for aviation buffs of any age. Near exit 267 off Hwy 10, at the south edge of Davis-Monthan AFB. Multiple buildings house restored aircraft -- many are WWII-era, US fighters, bombers, helicopters, even some Russian MIGs. To see it all, allow three hours and plan on walking a mile or more through several hangars and a substantial number of outdoor exhibits.

See a B-25, a B-29 like the ones that dropped the first atom bombs, a B-52 rigged to carry the X-15 rocket plane aloft, a Harrier jump-jet capable of vertical takeoffs, landings, and hovering, and see the awesome SR-71 Blackbird spy plane.

The hangars have volunteers around to answer questions; hats off to those nice folks! Join a tour or wander by yourself.

[Tim Martin, 01/20/2010]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Willard the T-RexWillard the T-Rex, Tucson, AZ - 3 mi.
Tucson Bowl - Cavemen and Leprechaun Bowling ArtTucson Bowl - Cavemen and Leprechaun Bowling Art, Tucson, AZ - 5 mi.
Avatar 9/11 MemorialAvatar 9/11 Memorial, Tucson, AZ - 4 mi.
In the region:
Gammons Gulch - Movie Set and Museum, Pomerene, AZ - 33 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the US and Canada are our special obsession. Start here.
Use RoadsideAmerica.com's Attraction Maps to plan your next road trip.

November 27, 2014

My Sights

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Arizona Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Alabama's Housewife-Whacking Meteorite, Tuscaloosa, Alabama (Nov 24-30, 2014)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Nearby Hotels and Motels, Tucson, Arizona

Nightly rates found:

Find Hotels Near:

Book Online Now