International Women's Air and Space Museum

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Cleveland, Ohio

Small museum chronicles the often forgotten women pioneers of aviation and space flight. Displays include Amelia Earhart's flight suit and World War I nurse uniform, and a miniplane flown by a single mother of six, who built it in her garage in the 1960s. Has exhibits on aviators such as Gladys O'Donnell (the first woman to fly in a Hollywood movie) and Fay Gillis Wells (the first woman to bail out of a plane and live). Also here is an exhibit on the 13 "Mercury Women" who underwent secret astronaut testing in 1961 and were known as FLATS (First Lady Astronaut Trainees).

International Women's Air and Space Museum

Address:
1501 N. Marginal Rd, Cleveland, OH
Directions:
In the lobby and west concourse of the terminal at Burke Lakefront Airport. Where I-90 and Hwy 2 split at the lakefront, take Hwy 2. Exit from Hwy 2 onto 9th St. Drive north toward the lake, then immediately turn right onto Marginal Rd. The airport will be on the left.
Hours:
M-F 10-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
216-623-1111
Admission:
Free
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