Planes of Fame Air Museum

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Address(1)14771 Pioneer Trl County Rd. # Rd.
Address(2) 
CityEden Prairie
StateMinnesota
Zip55347-2640
CountryUSA
Contact 
Phone612-941-2663
Fax 

    The Planes of Fame Air Museum is dedicated to preserving our precious American aviation history and to educating the public about the contribution air-power made to the Allies' victory in World War II. You will see exhibits, combat films and some of the most famous fighting aircraft of the war, all authentically restored to flying condition.

    You may even see one or more of the War Birds inflight: they are flown regularly.

    Stearman Trainer rides are available for those would-be aviators who would like to test their daring.

    The Air Museum is located at the northwest corner of the Flying Cloud Field in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. From I-494, take highway 169 south to county road 1 (Pioneer Trail). Turn west and drive to the northwest corner of the field. Watch for the signs.

    The Museum gift shop featues a wide variety of books, patches, posters, shirts, models, toys and special memorabilia.

    Handicap Accessible

General Information

    Hours of operation
    Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: 11:00am to 5:00pm
    Weekdays: Call
    Admission
    Adults: $6.00
    Age 7 to 17: $3.00
    Children under 7: Free
    Group rates available
    Tours by appointment
    Speakers available
    Free Parking
 
 
Exhibits - By Primary role
Attack - USAAF 'A' 1926-1947
 Douglas A-26C (Invader) Serial No: 41-39359  
Bomber - USAAF 'B' 1924-Present
 North American B-25J (Mitchell) Serial No: 44-86747  
 North American B-25J (Mitchell) Serial No: Unknown  
Fighter (Switzerland)
 Federal Aircraft Factory (EKW) C-3605 Serial No: C-483  
Fighter (UK)
 Supermarine SpitfireMk XIV Serial No: N-114BP  
Fighter - U.S. Navy / Marines 'F' 1922-1962
 General Motors (Eastern Aircra FM-2 (Wildcat) Serial No: 55627  
 Goodyear FG-1D (Corsair) Serial No: 92629 
 Grumman F6F-5 (Hellcat) Serial No: 94473  
 Grumman F8F-2 (Bearcat) Serial No: N-700A  
Primary Trainer - USAAF 'PT' 1925-1947
 Stearman PT-17 (Kaydet) Serial No: 42-16830  
Pursuit - USAAF 'P' 1925-1947
 Curtiss TP-40N (Warhawk) Serial No: 44-7084  
 Lockheed P-38J (Lightning) Serial No: 44-23314  
 North American P-51D (Mustang) Serial No: 44-84753  
 Republic P-47D (Thunderbolt) Serial No: 45-49205  
Torpedo Bomber - U.S. Navy / Marines 'TB' 1935-1946
 Eastern (GM) TBM-3E (Avenger) Serial No: 53785  
Trainer / Utility Transport (USSR)
 Yakovlev YAK-11 (Moose) Serial No: N-25YK 
Trainer - U.S. Navy / Marines 'N' 1922-1926
 Stearman N2S-3 (Kaydet) Serial No: 38369  
Trainer - U.S. Navy / Marines 'T' 1948-Present
 Beech T-34B (Mentor) Serial No: 140699 
 North American T-28B (Trojan) Serial No: 140041  
 North American T-6G (Texan) Serial No: 49-3402  
Utility Transport (USA)
 Piper J3C (Cub) Serial No: N-28118 

 

Reviews / Comments by our visitors
 Michael \"Bag\'s\" Baglien
 Burnsville, Minnesota

A great setting for a Memorial Day, a perfect blue sky to see the P-51 d doing fly- bys, stop by for a visit, freindly people and lots to look at, We will be back!
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 Bob Jasperson
 , Minnesota

The Planes of Fame museum closed in 1997! A new museum call the Wings of the North Air Museum opened in 2015 at the same location. They have many great displays and three perfectly restored WWII airplane that have all won awards at the Oshkosh show. See www.wotn.org.
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11/28/2012 @ 17:55 [ref: 55357]
 Rick Fansler
 , Ohio

THIS PLACE CLOSED OVER 12 YEARS AGO!! WHY DON'T THE ADMINISTRATORS GET RID OF THIS PAGE? YOU WAISTED HOURS OF MY TIME TRYING TO FIND SOMETHING THAT DOES NOT EXIST, AND HASN'T IN YEARS. THANKS!! YOU COULD ADD NEGATIVE STARS TO YOUR RATINGS. THIS ONE AINT WORTH A LOOK!!
09/09/2012 @ 04:41 [ref: 55261]
 Chris
 Burnsville, Minnesota

WARNING -THE MINNESOTA MUSEUM IS NO LONGER IN OPERATION!!! This now-defunct museum once housed the warbird collection of the founder of Tennant Co., a MN -based manufacturer. Sadly, all of the WWII planes from the Flying Cloud Airport were moved to a sister facility in Palm Springs, CA in 2000. They are part of a fantastic museum at the far end of the airport, filled with airworthy WWII relics, all well preserved in the desert air.
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 TeresaC
 , Virginia

While in Minneapolis recently, my sister and I tried to visit this museum. It appears to be gone and no one in the area or on the field could tell us where to find it. The phone number is out of service. Just FYI
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Last updated: 02/14/00.

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