NileGuide Expert Says:
The Pima Air and Space museum can be daunting, but taking the hour long tram tour first can help you get your bearings. Afterwards, you can go back and spend more time at the planes that interest you most.
6000 E. Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ 85706
520 574 0462
Dedicated to the preservation of the history of flight, the Pima Air and Space Museum houses over 27 historic aircraft, including John F. Kennedy's Air Force One, once used by Presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon. Also on display is the X-15 and Russian Migs, among many, many others. The museum is located next to the Davis Monthan Air Force Base, which also houses the Arizona Maintenance and Regeneration Center, also know as "the boneyard." Here, lined up neatly and surreally are hundreds of mothballed military aircraft.