Ok we admit this is one for the guys out there who are reading our blog posts as part of their research into relocating to Destin, Florida. This museum is one which is generally only going to apply to dads and their sons and is the only museum of its type in the world - one dedicated to some of the very best exhibits of the aircraft of the United States Air Force and the various armaments they use. The museum itself has been open since 1974 and attracts more than 80,000 visitors per year.
One aircraft you'll notice straight away is the SR-71 Blackbird which is the centerpiece of all the other aircraft on display. It's hard to believe that an aircraft which was once classified as top secret is now part of a museum exhibit, and it's also amazing to realize that the Air Force have never officially published how fast the SR-71 flew - all they'll say is that it can exceed speeds of 2,000 miles per hour.
In addition to the SR-71 you'll also get to see some the other planes which won the freedom of the world in the form of the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell and the Northrop P-51 Mustang as well as more modern aircraft like the A-10 Warthog, the F-15, F-16 and even the venerable F-100 too. Obviously the museum features a wide range of bombs, missiles and other ordinance which have been carried into combat by the US Airforce over the last few decades
You've probably noticed that I'm a little bit of an aircraft fan and I have to say mea culpa right there - guilty as charged. For me I can't think of a better way to spend an entire day with your kids showing them part of what has made America great over the years, and is a tribute to the same armed forces who protect our shores and our airspace right to this very day.
12273 US Hwy 98, Suite 204 | Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Office: 850-460-2955 | Fax: 850-807-2999