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“A little know gem off the beaten path”

Bird Aviation Museum & Invention Cente
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Sagle
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

I was privileged to know "Doc" and his wife Pam and visited their museum many times when they were alive. Any time we have guests from out of town we take them to this extraordinary place. The museum houses virtually every aircraft and automobile "Doc" ever owned, which is a substantial number, along with exhibits spanning the history of aviation and an exhibit of his many inventions, from the G-suit to the pediatric ventilator. There is also a section devoted to the inventions of many others who Pam and "Doc" had known. An excellent little cafe is on site as is a gift shop.

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Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

The best private museum we've ever visited! My husband is a retired B-52 Navigator and we were astounded by Dr. Byrd's collection and the beautiful layout of all the exhibits! A great national treasure that is a must see!

Thank Ann C
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

This is North Idaho's best kept secret. It is a fascinating place with many aircraft, cars and artifacts. The invention center is educational and has great original displays. Dr. Forrest Bird and Dr. Pamela Bird have created a wonderful place and they will be sorely missed by all who loved them and appreciated what they have done in their lives.

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Reviewed 28 December 2015

I was totally in awe, as I had no idea who Dr. Byrd was. He was brilliant and we were so lucky the day we went with friends, he was still alive and was at the museum. The museum is free and they do serve (not free) a delightful lunch.

Thank Norma L
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Reviewed 5 November 2015

Fascinating not so small centre in a gorgeous part of Idaho. Went here for the aviation side of the exhibits, but was captured by the invention centre and medical exhibits. Huge collection (all personal!) of memorabilia, medical equipment, old technologies and aviation related artefacts and items that are truly fascinating. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, spent upwards of three hours going through the whole place. If you have children who are curious this place it would be perfect. Don’t miss the exhibit of respiration medical equipment on the top floor, and make sure to go to the second hangar which is slightly down the hill. And it is free. It is on private grounds, so when you get to the front gate and it says “Drive to the top of the hill” it means it; the museum centres are there, right at the top of the hill. If you have a light aircraft there is a landing strip adjacent the museum. Don’t miss it if you are passing by.

Thank MushnKit
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