Frontiers of Flight Museum
Sun: 1 PM to 5 PM
Although located adjacent to the Southwest Airlines campus at Love Field, the Frontiers of Flight Museum’s focus is much broader than just a history of that carrier. The 100,000 square foot museum opened in 2004 and currently displays over 30 aircraft and extensive, related memorabilia..
Popular collections include early biplanes, helicopters, missiles, historically significant military and general aviation aircraft, WW1, WW2 and Cold War exhibits, a history of Southwest Airlines (including a complete Boeing 737-300 and the cockpit of a 737-200 – both fully accessible to guests), numerous commercial airline artifacts, a Chance Vought V-173 “Flying Pancake” and the actual Apollo 7 command module.
Don’t miss The Golden Age 1919-1939 exhibit that highlights some of the world’s most famous aviators like Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart, among others. In The Lighter than Air gallery see artifacts from the famous Hindenburg as well as other giant dirigibles. A very moving tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen was unveiled in 2012.
Take a historical walk through the world of flight from a model of Leonardo da Vinci’s parachute to some vehicles that have actually explored space. And remember to look up to see a full-scale replica of the Soviet Union’s Sputnik 1 flying overhead.