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A Hands-On Aviation Experience

For a fabulous family getaway stop at any time of the year, you can’t beat the Lone Star Flight Museum. This $38 million dollar, state-of-the-art aviation museum and STEM learning center provides the ideal combination of family-friendly fun with a unique learning experience. Located at Houston’s Ellington Airport, this 130,000 square foot space includes the Texas Aviation Heritage Gallery and Hall of Fame, a famous collection of flying aircraft, and a $1 million dollar Aviation Learning Center.

Exciting hands-on exhibits including three replica cockpits and two hang glider simulators, along with films about the principles and history of flight. Begun in 1985 as a private collection of aircraft and helmed by CEO Lt. Douglas H. Owens, the Museum enjoys an international reputation as one of the top flying museums in the country. It houses dozens of historically important aircraft and exhibits over 1,500 artifacts that depict a timeline throughout 100 years of flight technology. Don’t leave without checking out the Redbird MX2 Flight Simulator – its full motion simulation provides the most realistic flying experience you can have while remaining on the ground.

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Publication Date: 2019-04-23