Kansas Aviation Museum.

Haunted Kansas Aviation Museum

Field review by the editors.

Wichita, Kansas

Wichita still calls itself "Air Capital of the World," and at one time Wichita Airport was one of the busiest in the nation. Now McConnell Air Force Base surrounds the old airport terminal, which has been turned into the Kansas Aviation Museum. It's still a busy place, only it's populated with dead people. Museum employees report mysteriously slamming doors, the babble of happy voices when no one is around, a disappearing man in a 1940s hat, public announcements and music from another era. Maybe this would be typical of most old airport terminals if they also were turned into museums?

The Wichita Airport Terminal was built in 1935 without heat or air conditioning, so the museum is hot in the summer and cold in winter. There are around 40 old planes -- including a B-52 -- to examine close up. At least one of them is also haunted, a bright yellow crop duster supposedly spooked by a pilot who crashed and died in it.

Haunted Kansas Aviation Museum

Address:
3350 S. George Washington Blvd, Wichita, KS
Directions:
The museum, surrounded by McConnell Air Force Base, can be difficult to find. I-35 exit 45. Turn left onto Southeast Blvd, then immediately turn left again onto E. MacArthur Rd. Drive to the end and turn left again onto Oliver St./47th St. Drive north to 31st St., turn right, then take the first right onto George Washington Blvd to the museum.
Hours:
Tu-Sa 9-5, Su 12-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
316-683-9242
Admission:
Adults $9.
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