No matter what our age, the fascination of aviation is always a guaranteed good time!
As school ends and summer begins, the challenge for activities for kids of all ages starts. Whether you’re a local Mainer or just visiting “from away,” Maine has lots of aviation-related museums to check out across the state. I’ll be highlighting some of these museums throughout the summer. But, until then you can get a headstart on your summer road trips; here’a a list of aviation museums that are well worth the trip!
Maine Air Museum – Bangor www.maineairmuseum.com
Cole Transportation Museum – Bangor www.colemuseum.org
Owls Head Transportation Museum – Owls Head www.owlshead.org
Moosehead Lake Aviation Museum – Greenville mooseheadhistory.org/aviation-museum
Brunswick Naval Museum and Memorial Gardens – Brunswick www.brunswicknavalmuseum.org
Loring Military Heritage Center – Limestone www.loringmilitaryheritagecenter.com
Maine Military Hirsorical Society – Augusta www.mainemilmuseum.org
Presque Isle Air Museum – Presque Isle presqueisleair.mainememory.net/page/2686/display.html
Not all of the museums are open every day. Make sure to check the website to ensure it’s open before setting out for a visit. Unless of course you’re into impromptu visits to the world’s second largest ball of twine instead! (Which if you’re wondering, neither the second or the first largest is in Maine, but in Minnesota and Kansas respectively! At least, that’s what Clark Griswald told me…)
Aviation events coming up:
Great State of Maine Airshow (Brunswick) August 26-27, 2017
44th Annual Seaplane Fly-In (Greensville/Moosehead) September 7-10, 2017
Have I missed any? Message me and let me know! I’d love to visit!