A quaint rural airport provides the backdrop for antique airplanes and a lot of information about the history of aviation in Iowa. Just north of Greenfield and less than 15 minutes south of Interstate-80, the museum consists of 15 airplanes and a plethora of files, books and biographical information to interest both laypeople and experienced pilots.
The first thing you'll see is two Vietnam-Era aircraft: an A-7 Crusader and AH-1 Cobra helicopter. The museum entrance flows into the gift shop outside of the airplane storage area. The adjacent section is full of photos, memorabilia from crashed airplanes, pilot uniforms, and other aviation odds and ends. But the best part is the colorful collection of airplanes packed tight inside the hangar and consisting of general aviation mainstays like the Piper Cub as well as a one-of-a-kind 1941 Aetna Timm. The Hall of Fame is a text-heavy conference room full of bookshelves, photographs and the personal effects of Hall of Fame members, from barnstorming aviation pioneers to Tuskegee Airmen.
Admission is $5.50; parking is ample.