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Lone Star Flight Museum

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Address: 2002 Terminal Dr, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554-9279
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+1 409-740-7722
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Housed in a large aircraft hangar, this world-class aviation museum...

Housed in a large aircraft hangar, this world-class aviation museum features restored aircraft and historic photographs.

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A True Gem in Galveston Island

If you have a passion for aviation, it would be hard press for you not to fall for the charm of the Lone Star Flight Museum. The planes have so much history and the engineering... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
arisedragonlady
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Iowa City, Iowa
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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you have a passion for aviation, it would be hard press for you not to fall for the charm of the Lone Star Flight Museum. The planes have so much history and the engineering alone is mind boggling that we build such marvelous engines without a computer. TIP: you can ride these historic birds...for a fee.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was amazing to see the planes up close and to read the history of each. The volunteer staff is very knowledgeable about the history and how each plane was used for different reasons. To actually see the B17 and realize the gunners had very little protection and still did amazing things. Very interesting

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum presents a collection of rare warbirds where most are kept in flying condition. You are free to walk around at your own pace among 2 hangars where most aircraft are almost (but not for obvious reasons) at arms length.

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USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small, but good. Lots of aircraft to see and read about. But see it while it is open. We were told they are moving off the island.

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Thank sugboog
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the visit, there is about 20 planes to look at. There are very informative well kept. I was hoping there was more to look at and more history then just plan specs. Good hour stop.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to spend a few hours. The staff was fantastic. We had a question and they got a pilot to come on to the floor and answer it. They go the extra mile.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This is a very interesting place to visit. A superb collection of aircraft mostly from WWII era. What sets this place apart is that nearly all these planes are still air worthy and flyable. Everything is do real as every radial engine has a strategically placed oil pans to catch run thru as required for operational radial engines. They were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome place for history and aviation enthusiasts. The aircraft were beautiful, and the information was well delivered.

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Beaumont, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I don't know plane from plane,but I have been twice with people who know and love planes. Many of the planes have undergone major overhauls since Hurricane Ike in 2008. Very clean and appealing. Large gift shop and clean bathrooms. Parking right outside the door.

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Billings, Montana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

If you like vintage planes there is an assortment of them... The gift shop/entry was very unappealing.

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