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Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville, Oregon, 97128

The Basics

Explore the multitude of permanent and revolving exhibits at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum while learning aviation and space exploration history. See the exhibits on a self-guided tour, join a free docent-led tour of the museum, and watch a film at the museum’s 3D theater. To further enhance the experience, talk with one of the many veteran pilots who serve as docents at the museum or experience the action in a virtual flight simulator.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum is a must visit for aviation, space, and history enthusiasts.

  • The museum is wheelchair accessible and has wheelchairs and scooters available for loan.

  • There are two cafes within the museum; outside food and drinks are not allowed.

  • Tours are free with your admission ticket, but separate tickets are required for the 3D theater and flight simulation ride.

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How to Get There

The museum is a 1-hour drive from Portland and a 40-minute drive from Salem. If you drive, take I-5 to the McMinnville exit and follow the signs for Highway 18. Turn left onto Highway 18 and follow it 3.5 miles (six kilometers) southeast until you reach the museum.

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When to Get There

The museum is open daily and closed on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. You can join a free guided tour at 11am or 1:30pm; no reservations are required. Events are frequently held throughout the summer. Visit the museum’s online event page to schedule your visit around one of the festivals, fundraisers, or performances.

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Things to See in the Willamette Valley

The Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum is located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, surrounded by Oregon wine country. Pair your trip to the museum with vineyard tours and wine tastings. Or, if wine is not your thing, there are numerous nearby parks where you can enjoy the region's natural beauty. If you are traveling with children, consider visiting the indoor, year-round Wings and Waves Waterpark, located next to the museum.

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