McMinnville, Oregon: Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum - The Spruce Goose
- 500 NE Capt. Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville, OR
- Two miles east of town on Hwy 18/Dayton Bypass. On the north side, across the road from McMinnville Municipal Airport.
- Daily 9 am - 5 p.m. (Call to verify)
- RA Rates:
- Major Fun
Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum - The Spruce Goose
Howard Hughes's "Spruce Goose" is so big, a special hangar had to be built to shelter it. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [10/25/2009]
Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum: We appreciate when a large thing has more going for it than just swollen volume, its builders boldly pushing beyond first-level "World's Largest" thinking. [05/10/2010] Complete Story...
Evergreen Aviation Museum: Assuming that nothing else goes awry, America will have four Space Shuttles to mothball in 2010. Who will get them as tourist attractions? [06/11/2008] Complete Story...
Visitor Tips and News About Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum - The Spruce Goose
Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum
The Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum has turned an old 747 into a launch platform for its new water slide park, the largest in Oregon. "Wings & Waves" stands next to the museum, a 747 is bolted to its roof, 62 feet above the ground. From within the jumbo jet's interior uncoil various different water slides, ranging from the long but leisurely "Sonic Boom" to the steeply-pitched, high-velocity "Mach 1." Water sliders are eventually jettisoned into the attraction's 92,000-gallon indoor wave pool.
Crash helmets are not required, but nose clips might not be a bad idea.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 06/07/2011]
The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is best known as the home of the world's largest wooden flying boat, the Spruce Goose, SR-71 Blackbird, the Titan II SLV Missile and the Grumman F6F-3 "Hellcat." In addition, there are more than 150 historic aircraft, spacecraft and exhibits on display, along with artwork, traveling displays, the Spruce Goose Café, the Cosmo Café, the Rotors, Wings & Things store, the Right Stuff Store and Oregon's largest IMAX® 3D theater.
In the spring of 2009, we added to our facility with the opening of the Captain Michael King Smith Firearms Collection.[Kasey Richter, 03/11/2009]