Beaumont, Kansas: Barry Seal's Airplane

The notorious 1980s drug-runner flew this plane -- and others -- as part of his smuggling empire. Now it sits on a lawn in a tiny Kansas town.
Address:
11651 SE Main St., Beaumont, KS
Directions:
US-400 to town, then turn south onto Main St. You'll soon see the plane parked on the right.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Barry Seal's Airplane

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Aircraft and water tower.

Barry Seal's Airplane

The aircraft sits next to an historic wooden water tower.

[Debra McKee, 06/25/2020]

Barry Seal's Twin Beech Aircraft.

Barry Seal's Twin Beech Aircraft

Parked near the fly-in Beaumont Hotel is this 1949 Twin Beech airplane, once owned by Barry Seal, portrayed by Tom Cruise in the 2017 movie "American Made."

[AM DeHart, 04/30/2020]

Barry Seal used planes, including probably this one, to smuggle drugs into the U.S. in the 1970s and '80s. He also worked for the FBI and CIA. His story has been featured in at least two Hollywood movies. Barry was assassinated in 1986.


Nearby Offbeat Places

Hubble's RubbleHubble's Rubble, Howard, KS - 20 mi.
Statue of Liberty ReplicaStatue of Liberty Replica, El Dorado, KS - 21 mi.
Kansas's Oldest Swinging BridgeKansas's Oldest Swinging Bridge, Moline, KS - 24 mi.
In the region:
Large Rooftop Rooster Statue, Wichita, KS - 43 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

August 11, 2020

My Sights

My Sights

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Kansas Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

The Oregon Vortex, Gold Hill, Oregon (Aug 10-16, 2020)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Nearby Hotels: Beaumont, Kansas

Nightly rates found:

Book Now