Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Evergreen Aviation Museum at McMinnville

McMinnville, Oregon is the site of the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. Exhibits include an original civilian and fighter aircraft, including the huge "flying boat," the wooden plane called the Spruce Goose. Devised by Howard Hughes, it was built too late to counter the U-boat threat, and the government cancelled the order. However one plane was completed and the H-4 Hercules got off the ground.  The museum's mission is to inspire, educate, and promote aviation and space history, as well as to honour US veterans. Facilities include restaurants, a theatre, a non-denominational chapel and even a water park.

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