Mid-America Air Museum

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Mid-America Air Museum
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Established 1988; 28 years ago (1988)[1]
Location 2000 W 2nd Street
Liberal, KS
United States
Coordinates 37°01′20″N 100°34′14″W / 37.0221°N 100.5706°W / 37.0221; -100.5706Coordinates: 37°01′20″N 100°34′14″W / 37.0221°N 100.5706°W / 37.0221; -100.5706
Type Aviation museum
Visitors 12,000 / year[2]
Director Jim Bert[3]
Website http://www.kansastravel.org/airmuseum.htm
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[edit]

The Museum is on Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport, originally known as Liberal Army Air Field that served as a B-24 Liberator training base during the Second World War.[4]

The Museum is located within a hangar that formerly belonged to Beech Aircraft (where Beech produced Beech Musketeer, Beechcraft Baron, and Beechcraft Duchess light airplanes, in the 1960s and 1970s.)[4][5]

The museum started with the donation, by the late Colonel Tom Thomas, Jr., of his personal collection: over 50 aircraft (valued at over $3 Million) to the City of Liberal.[1][4]

Location, Hours & Accommodations[edit]

The Mid-America Air Museum is in southwest Kansas, in Liberal, Kansas, at the Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport, near U.S. Highway 54.[3]

The museum is open 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.[6]

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.[3]

Two electric carts are available at no charge for use by elderly, disabled, or injured visitors.[3]

Collection[edit]

The Mid-America Air Museum's collection includes:[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MAAM Foundation - About us". MAAM Foundation. MAAM Foundation. Archived from the original on 2015-06-30. Retrieved 27 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Boy, Michele. "Eye on Kansas - Mid America Air Museum". Eye on Kansas. Archived from the original on 2015-06-29. Retrieved 27 June 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Mid-America Air Museum". City of Liberal. Archived from the original on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 26 June 2015. , Official website of the City of Liberal, Kansas
  4. ^ a b c Skip, Burroughs. "The Mid-America Air Museum in Liberal, KS". SW Aviator. Archived from the original on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Beechcraft "sport" B19". The Skytamer Archive. Archived from the original on 2015-06-02. Retrieved 27 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "City of Liberal, Holidays page". Archived from the original on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 27 June 2015. , Official website of the City of Liberal, Kansas
  7. ^ "Mid-America Air Museum". aviationmuseum.eu. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 

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