Aviation Museum of Kentucky

Only 15 miles away from Bluegrass Extended Stay, the Aviation Museum of Kentucky is a must-see attraction in Lexington.

The museum’s location at an actual airport is just the beginning of the many special features you can enjoy during an educational trip here. Inside, the museum’s 20,000 square feet of display space is home to several exhibits and real planes on permanent display. These include military aircraft like the A-4 Skyhawk and AH-1 Cobra helicopter, and a special replica of Matthew Bacon Sellers’ 1908 Quadruplane—the first plane to take off and land in Kentucky.

Each year, ceremonies honoring Kentucky’s aviators are also held at the museum—the site of the state’s official Hall of Fame. From World War II veterans to inspiring teachers and inventors, this sample from Kentucky’s history offers plenty to learn about.

The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday from April through December. Winter hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, with admission priced at $8 per adult and $5 per child.

Before visiting the museum, be sure to visit their website for more information on the traveling exhibits and guest lecturers you could see.

For an unforgettable learning experience, the Aviation Museum of Kentucky is a can’t-miss Lexington attraction!