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RV Life Magazine: Evergreen Aviation & Space museum

From the writers at RV Life Magazine.

RVers piloting their craft on Oregon Highway 18, between Salem, the state capital, and the rugged coastline, might want to alter their flight plan and land where they and their passengers can reach new heights of exhilaration—the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville.

The museum houses some of the finest collections of aircraft memorabilia on the West Coast, perhaps second in the nation only to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.

In two gigantic glass-paned hangars, the museum tells two different stories: the history of fixed-wing flight and the adventure of space exploration. The museum takes visitors back to the beginning when humans first desired to fly like birds and soar to the clouds and then rockets back to the present and into space. And uniquely here, visitors can end their day at t museum by splashing down from an airplane into a pool.

When you approach the museum, it’s hard to overshoot the runway; a big Boeing 747 marks the objective. In the parking lot, visitors are greeted by a military icon—a vintage C-47 transport, decked out in “Normandy Invasion” markings.

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