Prairie Aviation Museum

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Address(1)P.O. Box 856

Exhibits - By Primary role
Attack - 'A' 1962-Present
 Douglas A-4M (Skyhawk) Serial No: Unknown 
 Vought A-7A (Corsair II) Serial No: 152681  
Commercial Transport (USA)
 Douglas DC-3 (Dakota) Serial No: 41-20124  
Fighter - 'F' 1962-Present
 McDonnell-Douglas F-4N (Phantom II) Serial No: Unknown  
Helicopter - 'H' 1962-Present
 Bell AH-1J (Sea Cobra) Serial No: 157771 
Trainer - 'T' 1948-Present
 Lockheed T-33A (Shooting Star) Serial No: 53-5978 
 Northrop T-38A (Talon) Serial No: 60-0549 


Reviews / Comments by our visitors
 Don Whitehead
 Bloomington, Illinois

My 4 y.o. son and I just had the best time at their Airport Day. All of the volunteers were friendly and helpful, and my son being able to sit in the cockpits of several of them made a lasting memory for both of us. Thank you.
09/18/2010 @ 18:06 [ref: 10835]
 Chicago, Illinois

I have been to this museum several times - they are trying real hard to recover from really bad financial troubles. They need everyone's help! This museum opened a Challenger Learning Center in a small market with what seemes to be little help from their community or local airport board. They really try to inspire youth towards aviation! Support these folks if you can!
01/10/2009 @ 16:42 [ref: 8612]
 , Ohio

This is a great 'small' museum, interesting displays and even a F14D. How many small museums have a Tomcat? The DC-3 is NOT the only thing this musuem is made of - they have really done well to have a great many exhibits beyond the old Gooney bird.
04/09/2008 @ 16:39 [ref: 7285]
 Jim Adams
 , Wisconsin

If you are looking for the Signature Aircraft of the Priarie Aviation Museum you will probably not be able to find it. P.A.M. has completely lost focus and has encountered serious financial issues, basically through mismanagement. The insurans and recurring inspections have not been done. This plane is on the National Register of Historic Places and is now sitting on the ramp rotting through lack of attention. The museum focus is now on Vietnam era aircraft which are seen at all museums, F4, UH1, Corbra, etc. The museum has gone from classic to dime a dozen boring.
02/20/2008 @ 13:12 [ref: 6824]
 Harry Jackson
 Decatur, Illinois

Excellent Small museum....give yourself at least 2 hours to get a good look at their displays...The have a flying DC-3, repainted to the Ozark Airlines specs. They attend airshows all over in this beauty, and offere rides for a very reasonable price....I think it might only be 50 bucks...can you believe that? If I'm wrong, I'm not far off. Nice static displays of several planes and helicopters outside. Lots of info and soveniers, plus.....they're really friendly.....Top Notch.....Semper Fi`
11/11/2005 @ 17:04 [ref: 4579]
 Mark Houpt
 Indianapolis, Indiana

OUTSTANDING Museum. They are in the process of repainting all of their aircraft with authenticate colors and markings. One of the best, if not the best effort I have seen outside of the service museums on preserving the aircraft. Hospitable staff! Highly recommended for Naval Aviation buffs.
11/13/2004 @ 11:03 [ref: 3569]
 Jake Adams
 Boominton, Illinois

This facility is a great small museum the people are more then willing to help with any question you have and know the things they talk about.
03/24/2003 @ 19:21 [ref: 2813]
 Charles Micheals
 LaPorte, Indiana

I was given a wonderful personal tour of your Ozark "C-47", by Chuck Schumaker. I was thrilled to find this aircraft at your museum. My father flew one like this in the early 60's. Thank you!
11/28/2001 @ 19:40 [ref: 1658]
 Chuck Anderson
 Cambridge, Ontario

I am looking for any information on the : Aero Thrust Engine company of Chicago Illinois. The engine I own is a 2 cylinder, 2 stroke, horizontally opposed and is air cooled. Using the spark plugs and magneto system as a gauge, the vintage would be 1920's. My hope is to obtain specifications, parts source, operating manuals and the like. Any information would be great! Thank you
11/25/2001 @ 12:10 [ref: 1653]
 Jo Ann Varda
 Mackinaw, Illinois

I am interested in the Blue Angels schedule for the airshow this weekend(7-7, 7-8-00). Are they only performing on Sat? And what time? Thanks.
07/07/2000 @ 12:23 [ref: 288]


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