Elmira, New York: National Soaring Museum

The largest collection of gliders and sailplanes in the world. For an additional fee, the adjacent Harris Hill Soaring Center will take you on a 20-minute flight in a glider (weather permitting).
51 Soaring Hill Dr., Elmira, NY
The National Soaring Museum is located atop Harris Hill. There are signs off of Rt 352 and West Hill Rd directing you to the museum.
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National Soaring Museum.

National Soaring Museum

Very interesting little museum! You can clearly see the progression of soaring laid out through the displays. There are retired gliders and full-sized replicas everywhere. You can also take a glider ride on good weather days between April and October. If you are in the area and fascinated by flight, it is worth the trip!

[Kristin Deady, 11/18/2011]

National Soaring Museum entrance.

National Soaring Museum

The National Soaring Museum houses many early sailplanes as well as more modern ones. There are old military versions. The museum is well done. Visitors also have the opportunity to take a ride in a sail plane for a fee!

[S.Bahantka, 02/14/2010]

Nov. 2011: Photo added.

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