Let Your Imagination Soar at Tucson's Pima Air & Space Museum
Who's ready for takeoff? Just 16 minutes from The Overlook at Pantano, Pima's Air & Space Museum promises a fascinating outing for aviation enthusiasts, history buffs, and anyone seeking Tucson's most unforgettable adventures.
According to its website, The Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the largest non-government-funded aviation museums in the world, encompassing more than 100,000 square feet of indoor display space and more than 320 aircraft. Here's how you can spend the day there:
Take the Tram Tour
Sit back, relax and enjoy this one-hour tram tour that winds through the entire 80-acre property. You'll see more than 150 unique aircraft and hear from trained docents, many of whom are retired Air Force Pilots, about the significance of the planes in the collection.
Enjoy the Exhibits
Home to an impressive array of cargo planes, helicopters, fighter jets, service planes, passenger planes, bombers and even hot air balloons, the massive indoor museum is an immersive experience in all things aviation. Highlights include the world's smallest bi-plane, the Boeing B-20 Superfortress, a Cold War-era B-36 Bomber and a Lunar Lander simulator.
Visit The Boneyard
The Boneyard, a "graveyard" of thousands of retired airplanes destined to be regenerated or recycled, is a jaw-dropping sight. It's known for its seemingly infinite sprawl of huge airplanes, and is a bucket list destination for anyone interested in aviation. The Pima Air & Space Museum operates this tour located across the street at Davis–Monthan Air Force Base. Please note: you must make reservations at least 10 days in advance and receive security clearance to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The Pima Air & Space Museum is a unique part of Tucson's history and is an easy day trip from your home at The Overlook at Pantano. Contact us to schedule a tour of The Overlook at Pantano to discover everything we have to offer!