Mid-America Air Museum

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Mid-America Air Museum
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Location Liberal, Kansas
Type Aviation museum
An external picture of the Mid-America Air Museum

The Mid-America Air Museum is an aerospace and aircraft museum located in Liberal, Kansas, at the Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport.

The Mid-American Air Museum is the largest aircraft museum in Kansas, and the fifth-largest in the United States. The museum has on display over 100 aircraft (both within the museum's primary building and on the adjacent tarmac), a gift store, and several displays of photographs and ephemera relating to the history of aviation in the region.

History [1][edit]

The Museum is on the local public airport, originally an airfield that served as a B-24 Liberator training base during the Second World War.

The Museum is located within a hangar that formerly belonged to Beech Aircraft (where Beech produced Beech Musketeer light airplanes, in the 1960s and 1970s.

The museum started with the donation, by the late Colonel Tom Thomas, Jr., of his personal collection: over 50 aircraft.

Location, Hours & Accomodations [1][edit]

The Mid-America Air Museum is in far southwest Kansas, in Liberal, Kansas, at the Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport, near U.S. Highway 54.

Hours:

Monday-Friday:  8:00am–5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am–5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm–5:00pm

The museum is open regular hours every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Independent visitors to the museum take self-guided tours.

However, guided tours are available for school, church, corporate and other tour groups. Special rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Tours must be booked in advance.

Two electric carts are available at no charge for use by elderly, disabled, or injured visitors.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Combat Air Museum page, Official website of the City of Liberal, Kansas

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°02′21″N 100°57′06″W / 37.03917°N 100.95167°W / 37.03917; -100.95167