McMinnville, Oregon: World's Largest Wood Airplane: The Spruce Goose

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Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum

Address:
500 NE Capt. Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville, OR
Directions:
Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. Two miles east of town on Hwy 18/Dayton Bypass. On the north side, across the road from McMinnville Municipal Airport.
Hours:
Daily 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
503-434-4185
Admission:
Museum $27. Extra $ to tour the Spruce Goose flight deck.
RA Rates:
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Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum.

World's Largest Wood Airplane: The Spruce Goose
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Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum - The Spruce Goose

Beautiful facility, and yep, The Spruce Goose, but at $54.00 admission for the two of us, we took pictures from the lobby and headed on to the next adventure.

[Andrew Fishpaw, 10/24/2017]

747.

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]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Ben Franklin on a BenchBen Franklin on a Bench, McMinnville, OR - 2 mi.
Alf's - Ice Cream, Burgers, and MonkeyAlf's - Ice Cream, Burgers, and Monkey, McMinnville, OR - 3 mi.
Erratic Rock ParkErratic Rock Park, McMinnville, OR - 8 mi.
In the region:
The Franz Loaf - Big Illuminated Bread, Portland, OR - 33 mi.

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