A completely unique museum experience, the Historic Aviation Museum gives incredible insight into the history of flight from the people who lived it. Located at the Tyler Pounds Regional Airport, just 12 minutes from Orion at the Cascades, this museum has a huge collection of aviation artifacts, documents, and of course, airplanes.
The museum’s collection of planes includes helicopters from World War II and the Vietnam War, fighter jets, Russian planes, and more. But it’s the tour guides that make this museum special. Each one is a volunteer who actually flew planes in combat, and four of them personally donated the memorabilia and items you see in the museum. Talking with them really brings history to life, and it's sure to delight any aviation buff. At only $5 per person with discounts for seniors and children—and free admission for active military—it's a visit well-worth the trip.