365: The Tour has tried to stick around Delaware, Ohio, and contiguous counties, but sometimes a place is so cool that it has to be included. While that often includes food – think Jungle Jim’s International Grocery – sometimes it is a connection back to my youth.
On Friday, I had the chance to attend an event at the National Museum of the USAF on the Wright Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio. This was my first time back to the museum in several years but it was the destination for many of my favorite childhood memories including a Physics trip that I often remember when I celebrate the life of Army Staff Sergeant Shamus Goare.
The National Museum of the USAF is the world’s largest aviation museum with at least four hangers and the missile silo of exhibits that span the history of the Air Force. It has more than 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles on 19 acres of indoor display space.
National Museum of the USAF is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. seven days a week. Admission is free, though there is a charge to experience the flight simulator and/or theater. The theater is located at 1100 Spatz Street on the base of Wright Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio.