1237-Pima Air Museum, Tucson, AZ

I spent the night in Tucson and realized that my hotel was only a couple of blocks from one of the most amazing air museums in the world. I didn’t know this in advance and had to leave for Phoenix to miss the afternoon rush hour traffic. I could only spend the morning at the museum and was bummed about that. Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the world’s largest non-government funded aerospace museums. The museum features a display of nearly 300 aircraft spread out over 80 acres. The museum is adjacent to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), affiliated with the base, also known as the “Graveyard of Planes” or “The Boneyard”, is the largest aircraft storage and preservation facilities in the world. I only was able to visit the outside museum exhibits and did not get to go on the airfield bus tour or visit the “boneyard.” I will have to return. It’s one of the best air museums in the world.

Click here to see a Photo Gallery of hundreds more aircraft

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