Mid-American Air Museum
Liberal, Kansas

The Mid-America Air Museum is the largest aviation museum in Kansas and is the 5th largest in the nation. It is home to more than 100 aircraft and serves as an interactive educational resource for all visitors. The museum interprets and preserves the history of flight through its collection of aircraft and related artifacts, its exhibits, and its public programs. It strives for recognition as an outstanding air museum with engaging exhibits and a major collection of historically significant aircraft. MAAM is a popular destination for tourists and a valued contributor to the quality of life in southwest Kansas and the surrounding area.

History

The idea for the Mid-America Air Museum was formed in 1986 during the 40th anniversary reunion of Liberal Army Airfield veterans. The Mid-America Air Museum Foundation established it at the current location--a former Beechcraft plant--in 1987. Since then it has grown from a small grouping of aircraft to the incredible collection it is now. This was largely thanks to a donation in 1997 of 56 planes from retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Tom A. Thomas, Jr., of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The City of Liberal has operated the museum since 1997. Today, MAAM is continuing to expand, adding to its collection and facilities. 

For more on the Museum click on the link below;

http://www.kansastravel.org/airmuseum.htm

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