Tucson Sights

Pima Air and Space Museum

  • 6000 E. Valencia Rd. Map It
  • Eastside

Published 11/18/2015

Fodor's Review

This huge facility ranks among the largest private collections of aircraft in the world. More than 300 airplanes are on display in hangars and outside, including a presidential plane used by both John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson; a full-scale replica of the Wright brothers' 1903 Wright Flyer; the SR-71 reconnaissance jet; and a mock-up of the X-15, the world's fastest aircraft. World War II planes are particularly well represented.

Meander on your own (even leashed pets are allowed) or take a free walking tour led by volunteer docents. The open-air tram tour (an additional $6 fee) narrates all outside aircraft. Hour-long van tours of Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG)—affectionately called "The Boneyard"—at nearby Davis-Monthan Air Force Base provide an eerie glimpse of hundreds of mothballed aircraft lined up in rows on a vast tract of desert. This $7 AMARG tour, available only on weekdays on a first-come, first-served basis, is a photographer's delight. An on-site restaurant, The Flight Grill, is open daily from 9:30 to 4:30.

Sight Information

Address:

6000 E. Valencia Rd., off I–10, Exit 267, Tucson, Arizona, 85715, USA

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Phone:

520-574–0462

Website: www.pimaair.org

Sight Details:

  • $15.50
  • Daily 9–5, last admission at 4

Published 11/18/2015

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