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Aviation Museums, City Park Airplane Displays


Alexandria

Alexandria Airport
Chandler Field
210 Nokomis Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone: (320) 762-1544

Alexandria Municipal Airport (IATA: AXN, ICAO: KAXN, FAA LID: AXN), also known as “Chandler Field”, is a city-owned public-use airport located two nautical miles (3.7 km) southwest of the central business district of Alexandria, a city in Douglas County, Minnesota, United States. A Lockheed T-33A “Shooting Star” (AF 52-9171, c/n 580-7225) is displayed on a pylon at the entrance to the airport.

  • Lockheed T-33A-1-LO “Shooting Star” (AF 52-9171, c/n 580-7225)


Blaine

Golden Wings Flying Museum
Anoka County Airport, C-6
8891 Airport Road NE
Blaine, MN 55449

Visit the Golden Wings Flying Museum website for details about their aircraft collection.


Brainerd

Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport
Brainerd, MN 56401

Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport is a public airport located three miles (5 km) northeast of the central business district (CBD) of Brainerd, a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA. The airport covers 1560 acre and has three runways and one helipad. It is mostly used for general aviation but is also served by one commercial airline. A Grumman F9F-8 “Cougar” (BuNo unknown) is mounted on a pylon at the entrance to the airport.

  • Grumman F9F-8 “Cougar”


Chisholm

Minnesota Discovery Center
Area Veterans Memorial
701 West Lake Street
Chisholm, MN 55719
218-254-5543

The Area Veterans Memorial is readily visible to “Ironworld” visitors as they approach the museum entrance along Highway 169. The exhibit honors individuals who served in the seven uniformed services: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and US Public Health Service. Those who served in the Merchant Marine were given veteran's status in 1988, and are also honored at the memorial.

The exhibit is comprised of an M60 tank, a Bell “Huey” helicopter, and an Lockheed F-94C “Starfire ” jet fighter to remind us of the sacrifices made by men and women from the Iron Range in past military conflicts. These massive tools of war also underscore the importance of iron ore to U.S. military might during the 20th century. The Iron Range, both on the battlefield and the home front, has been a crucial contributor to American military success.

  • Bell “Huey”
  • Lockheed F-94C “Starfire” (AF 51-3570)


Duluth

Duluth International Airport
Duluth Airport Authority
4701 Grinden Drive
Duluth, MN 55811
Phone: (218) 727-2968
Fax: (218) 727-2960

  • McDonnell Douglas F-4 “Phantom II”


Duluth

Minnesota Air National Guard - 148th Fighter Wing
4680 Viper Street
Duluth International Airport
Duluth, Minnesota 55811-6031
Phone: (218) 727-6886

  • Lockheed F-16C “Fighting Falcon” (Active)
  • McDonnell Douglas F-4D “Phantom II” (AF 65-0608)


Eden Prairie

Planes of Fame Air Museum
14771 Pioneer Trail
Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347-2640
Phone: (612) 941-2663

  • Beech T-34B “Mentor” (BuNo 140699)
  • Boeing-Stearman N2S-3 “Kaydet” (BuNo 38369)
  • Curtiss TP-40N “Warhawk” (AF 44-7084)
  • Douglas A-26C “Invader” (AF 41-39359)
  • Eastern FM-2 “Wildcat” (BuNo 55627)
  • Eastern TMB-3E “Avenger” (BuNo 53785)
  • Federal Aircraft Factory (EKW) C-3605 (Swiss C-483)
  • Goodyear FG-1D “Corsair” (BuNo 92629)
  • Grumman F6F-5 “Hellcat” (BuNo 94473)
  • Grumman F8F-2 “Bearcat” (N700A)
  • Lockheed P-38J “Lightning” (AF 44-23314)
  • North American B-25J “Mitchell” (AF 44-86747)
  • North American P-51D “Mustang” (AF 44-84753)
  • North American T-6G “Texan” (AF 49-3402)
  • North American T-28B “Trojan” (BuNo 140041)
  • Piper J-3C “Cub” (N28118)
  • Republic P-47D “Thunderbolt” (AF 45-49205)
  • Stearman PT-17 “Kaydet” (AF 42-16830)
  • Supermarine “Spitfire” Mk. XIV (N114BP)
  • Yakovlev YAK-11 “Moose” (N25YK)


Eden Prairie

Wings of the North
14801 Pioneer Trail
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Phone: (952) 746-6100
Fax: (952) 939-1742
Email: info@wotn.org

  • Curtiss SB2C “Helldiver”
  • North American AT-6A-NT “Texan” (AF 41-16320) (N77TX)
  • Vultee BT-15 “Valiant” (AF 42-41689)


Fountain

Fillmore County Museum
Fillmore County Historical Society
202 County Route 8
Fountain, MN 55935
Phone: (507) 268-4449

  • Pietenpohl “Air Camper”


Granite Falls

Fagen Fighters WWII Museum
2450 540th Street, Site I
Granite Falls, MN 56241
(320) 564-6644


Minneapolis

Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport
Wold Chamberlin Field
Minneapolis, MN
6 miles SW of City

  • Curtiss “Pusher” (Gate 12)
  • Link Trainer (North West Air Lines)
  • “Spirit of St. Louis” (replica - Gate 12 West side of Main Lobby)
  • Waco 125 (Gate 15)


Minneapolis

Jim Johns
9108 Logan Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55400
Phone: (612) 881-1797

  • Consolidated-Vultee L-13 “Grasshopper”
  • Eastern TBM-3 “Avenger”
  • North American AT-6 “Harvard”
  • Vultee BT-13 “Valiant”


St. Paul

American Wings Air Museum
PO Box 49322
Blaine MN 55449-0322
Phone: (763) 786-4146
Fax: (763) 717-0669
E-Mail: lburgers@pro-ns.net

Directions: Driving from the Twin Cities, take 35W north to exit #30 (Highway 10 west). Go west on Highway 10 to Airport Road. Go north on Airport Road. Turn right into the airport - airport gates open automatically as you drive up to them. Turn left at the "T" in the road. American Wings Air Museum is located straight ahead.

  • Beech T-34A “Mentor”
  • Cessna O-1E “Bird Dog”
  • Grumman JOV-1A “Mohawk”
  • Grumman JOV-1C “Mohawk”
  • Grumman OV-1B “Mohawk”
  • Grumman OV-1D “Mohawk”


St. Paul

Commerative Air Force Minnesota Wing
Fleming Field, Hangar #3
310 Airport Road
South St. Paul, Minnesota 55075
Phone: (651) 455-6942
FAX: (651) 455-2160

  • Consolidated PBY “Catalina” (Red PBY)
  • Consolidated PBY-6A “Catalina” (N7179Y)
  • North American B-25J “Mitchell” (N27493)
  • North American “Harvard Mk. IV” (CAF 593)
  • North American P-51C “Mustang” (N215CA)
  • Stinson L-5A “Sentinel”
  • Vultee BT-13A “Valiant” (268591)


St. Paul

Minnesota Air National Guard Museum
ANG Base - Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport
670 General Miller Drive
P.O. Box 11598
St. Paul, Minnesota 55111-4114
Phone: (612) 713-2523

  • Beech C-45G “Expeditor” (Twin Beech D-18)
  • Bell UH-1 “Huey”
  • Boeing C-97 “Stratofreighter”
  • Convair C-131E “Samaritan”
  • Convair F-102A “Delta Dart”
  • Curtiss “Oriole”
  • Douglas C-47B “Skytrain”
  • Lockheed A-12 “Oxcart”
  • Lockheed C-130A “Hercules”
  • Lockheed F-94C “Starfire”
  • Lockheed T-33A “Shooting Star”
  • McDonnell F-101B “Voodoo”
  • McDonnell Douglas F-4C “Phantom II”
  • McDonnell Douglas RF-4C “Phantom II”
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 “Fagot”
  • North American AT-6A “Texan”
  • North American P-51D “Mustang”
  • Northrop F-89H “Scorpion”


Minneapolis/St. Paul

Minnesota Air National Guard - 133rd Airlift Wing
631 Minuteman Drive
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55111-4116
Phone: (612) 715-2501

  • Lockheed C-130H “Hercules“

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