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Cradle of Aviation Museum

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The museum, housed in two 1932 hangars, is a tribute to Long Island's reputation as the "cradle of aviation." Displays here include a 1929 Brunner Winkle Bird, a biplane; a 1938 Grumman G-21 Goose, originally intended for civilian use; a Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, and a Grumman F6F Hellcat, both World War II fighter planes; a supersonic F-14 Tomcat, a strike fighter in service today; and one of only three existing original Apollo lunar modules, as well as dozens of other planes. Special exhibits have focused on space-theme toys and the Wright brothers. The museum encompasses the Leroy R. & Rose W. Grumman IMAX Dome Theater and a restaurant, the Red Planet Café.

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  • Address: Mitchel Center, 1 Davis Ave., off Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, NY, 11530 | Map It
  • Phone: 516/572–4111
  • Cost: Museum $9, IMAX $8.50
  • Hours: Tue.–Sun. 9:30–5
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  • Location: Garden City

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