Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum - September 2010

The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is amazing place.  Denise and I visited it with my cousin Doug and his wife Lelah.  The museum is comprised of three buildings, not counting a recently added water park:  the Aviation Building, the Space Building (that also contains a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird and several helicopters), and an IMAX theater.  The centerpiece of the museum is Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose, acquired in 2001, located in the Aviation Building.  In fact, the Aviation Building is essentially built around 320' wingspan of the Spruce Goose.

The musuem has an excellent collection of military and commercial aircraft dating from the beginning of flight to the present. To see it all will require a full day.  We arrived around noon, spent most of our time in the Aviation Building, and frankly rushed through the Space Building where I wished we had had more time. 

The photos, below, will give you an idea of the size and breadth of the collection.

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