Army Aviation Museum Fort Rucker
Where are we going today?
Who's ready to have a FLYING family day out in Alabama! Well, at the Army Aviation Museum, they will certainly give you a great start!
The Army Aviation Museum is perfect for all families who LOVE aviation - helicopters, planes, wartime aircraft - it's all there to be explored! It's also a great education for kids as they can really discover the incredible history behind the rise of the aircraft.
The museum itself has a collection of over 160 military aircraft, and kids, if you like helicopters then you will LOVE the fact they have one of the largest collections of military helicopters in the entire world!
The exhibits at the Army trace the development, as well as the use, of aviation by the Army in a number of areas. With around 50 aircraft on display at any one time, kids can learn all the aspects, from troop and cargo transportation, to scouting and liaison duties, to medical evacuations and even those crafts used as offensive weapons!
The sobering Vietnam Memorial is a fascinating look at the 4,347 strong army that gave the ultimate sacrifice to their country, and the Army Aviation Hall of Fame recognizes the achievements and contributions given across history by those key names who really made a difference - and with over 100 inductees that's a lot of amazing people to read about!
You can see the AH-64 Apache that played a vital role in Operation Desert Storm, and a replica of that infamous Wright brothers Model B that started this whole industry off!
Did we mention the 3,000 items that are located in the historical property collection too?
You see - there is SO much to learn at the Army Aviation Museum, and you will be SOARING with information by the time you leave! A fascinating and educational family day out for all!
How much does it cost?
- AdultsFree, but donations accepted
- ChildrenFree, but donations accepted
When can we go?
9am - 4pm weekdays / 9am - 3pm Saturdays
All year round, but closed Sundays and most Federal holidays
They offer tours of the museum as well as structured programs tailored to each grade level so all students get an entertaining and educational experience! .
It's best to grab something before or after your visit to the museum!.
Any Top Tips?
Allow a couple of hours to really enjoy and take in the collection.
Doing our bit
The museum are dedicated to preserving the collections of these historic aircraft, and telling their story - as well as honoring those who were part of their history.
Need a little extra help?
The museum is fully accessible for any disabled visitors, with designated parking, ramps, restrooms and an elevator. .
Can I get one of those?
There of course is a gift shop! You can pick up great gifts and educational items to remind yourself of your amazing aviation filled day! .
If you love the museum, why not consider membership? You can know that your very small fee goes towards a great cause!.
What people are saying?
by Will Alibrandi
I was at Ft Rucker in 1990 for AIT, and the week before I left I was clearing the post and stopped by the museum to poke around. It hadn't opened yet, but they let me look around inside at some of the displays. MacArthur's C-121 "Bataan" and a DC-3 were in the fenced-off area by the parking lot back then.
by Zach May
Great for kids
by Sandra Brown
by A Google User
I remember when my father took me here when I was a child. It made everything more real to me.
by Larry Morrell