Tucson, Arizona: Pima Air & Space Museum300 aircraft, mock-ups of spacecraft and related exhibits. Bus tours of the "Boneyard," storage for 4,000 military aircraft.
- 6000 E Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ
- 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.
- 9 am - 5 pm, last admission at 4 pm. (Call to verify)
- Varies, max $15.50 for adults.
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- Worth a Detour
Visitor Tips and News About Pima Air & Space Museum
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]
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 hangers 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]