Located in Tucson, Arizona, the Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the largest non-government aerospace museums in the world. This non-profit attraction is instead funded by admission/tour fees and donations only.
The museum is arranged across 80 acres and features some 300 aircraft, with five indoor hangars. The main hangar houses an SR-71A Blackbird, an A-10 Warthog, a ‘United States Air Force Through the Years’ exhibit, and a mock-up of a control tower.
There are World War II planes, the world's smallest bi-plane, and many more private, military, and commercial aircrafts documenting the evolution of flight throughout history. As the name suggests, there’s also a section dedicated to space exploration, plus presidential planes, Ogle helicopters, MiGs, a rare German buzz bomb, and much more.
Pima Air & Space offer bus tours of the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) site nearby. Commonly known as ‘The Boneyard’, this is the largest aircraft storage and preservation facility in the world.
To reach the Pima Air & Space Museum from Interstate-10 take the Valencia Road (exit 267) east two miles to the museum entrance. From northeast Tucson, take the Kolb Road south, before turning west onto Valencia.
The ‘Boneyard’/AMARG and tram tours of the museum are charged separately to the entrance fee. ‘Boneyard’ tours depart from the museum several times a day from Monday to Friday, except on federal holidays.