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Peru, Indiana: Grissom Air Museum

Outdoor display of warbirds too big and powerful for any pipsqueak indoor museum. Has a rocket sled that used live bears to test supersonic ejection systems. Nuclear bomb on display as well.

1000 W. Hoosier Blvd, Peru, IN
Southwest of Peru, next to Grissom AFB. Exit is on the southbound side of US Hwy 31, 7.5 miles south of its intersection with US Hwy 24.
Summer M-Sa 10-4, Su 12-5; off-season F-Su only. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $7.
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B-17G Flying Fortress.

Grissom Air Museum

A field of large old military planes includes the B-25 Mitchell "Passionate Paulette," which appeared in the film Catch-22. Inside the museum you can sit in a Phantom F4 cockpit and a UH-1 Helicopter and press all the buttons. You can see an unused thermonuclear bomb [casing] carried by the B-58 Hustlers which used to fly out of the base.

[James Michael Hite, 08/02/2021]

B-17G Flying Fortress.

Grissom Air Museum

The displays inside are interesting and educational, and the outside displays are impressive. If you enjoy history and aviation you will enjoy it. It isn't the Dayton air museum, but it's fine for a small hands-on museum.

[Profe, 07/30/2016]
Grissom Air Museum

It is an outdoor air museum with WWII bombers, Cold War fighters and transports. It offers helicopter tours during special events. May see C-5, KC-130, C-141, A-10, and GA aircraft on the weekends.

[Jim, 09/02/2015]

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