Hill Aerospace Museum, Ogden, UT.

A small part of the outdoor airpark at Hill

Nestled between the Great Salt Lake and the ski resorts of Snowbasin is a non-descript building that is in fact the wonderfully interesting Hill Aerospace Museum. This excellent museum has on display more than 100 beautifully maintained aircraft spanning the entire history of military flight from biplanes to the supersonic SR-71.

Start your visit inside the museum and explore the Hadley Gallery.  In the center section are World War II and Korea aircraft. On one side,  you’ll see a P-51 Mustang and a P-38 Lightning wedged in between a B-17 Flying Fortress and a B-24 Liberator. On the other side are the Korean planes – a pair of F-84s, an F-86, an A-26,  and more.

From the Hadley Gallery go back to the Lindquist Stewart Gallery and be surrounded by modern jets. Here you’ll see the SR-71 spy plane, the Century series jets —  the F-100 Super Sabre, the F-101 Voodoo, F-102 Delta Dagger, F-104 Starfighter, and F-105 Thunderchief — plus Vietnam-era planes like the F-4 Phantom and the OV-10 Bronco. Further in are the  modern jets including a rugged A-10 Warthog, the variable wing F-14 Tomcat, an F-15 Eagle,  and an F-16 Fighting Falcon.

In front of the museum is an exceptionally good  outdoor air park  On one side are the heavy bombers; on the other side are a mix of cargo planes and a few more fighters – a C-45, a C-119, a C-123, a C-131 cargo plane, and so on, mixed in with another F-4 Phantom and a F-16 Fighting Falcon.

Plan your time when you get here. There are about 30 acres to walk with some 100 aircraft on display. There is a theater and a gift shop and the planes have been beautifully restored to period colors and markings.  Located adjacent to very active Hill AFB (F-16s and F-35s), you might see some aircraft taking off or landing, adding to the fun of being here.

Hours:  Monday – Saturday:  9am – 4:30pm

Closed:  Sunday

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