Evergreen Space Museum
A McMinnville Classic
With displays ranging from the Wright Brothers' early aeronautic designs to an actual Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird that can fly at speeds of over 2,000 miles per hour, the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum showcases the history of aviation. Our McMinnville hotel is just a short trip from this excellent aviation museum. The centerpiece of their aeronautic exhibitions is the original Spruce Goose. Built entirely of wood because of wartime restrictions on metals, this massive airplane is a symbol of American industry during World War II. The Evergreen Museum celebrates innovators, pilots, and veterans who pioneered flight in these remarkable machines.
If you're planning a trip under 3 hours, the Evergreen Museum is perfect for you. You'll be able to see the Spruce Goose Cockpit, Titan II SLV missile silo, the SR-71 Blackbird, and the WWII Aircraft area within that time, all of which are fascinating in their own right.
If you're lucky enough to get an entire day dedicated to the Evergreen Museum, you'll have time for the Aviation and Space building exhibits, in addition to the above attractions, plus a 3D movie, Cafe time and a trip to the Museum Store.
Families with children will delight in the number of kid-friendly attractions at the Museum, including the Space Museum Playground, Aviation Museum Kid Zone, Biplane Carousel, and the 3D Theater.
Visit the Museum site and check out all it has to offer.