Mid-America Air Museum
About the Museum
The Mid- America Air Museum is the largest aviation museum in Kansas and is one of the largest in the United States. It is home of over 100 aircraft and serves as an interactive educational resource for all visitors.
The Mission of the Mid-America Air Museum is to inspire and educate about the world of aviation, and its emerging technologies. We thrive to protect and preserve aircraft and artifacts of the Mid-America Air Museum, and honor the memory of our veterans of the Liberal Army Air Corps. We take pride in the history of the Liberal Army Air Field, and enjoy sharing those memories with our visitors.
Liberal was once home of a B-24 Liberator pilot training base during World War II. The training base was only active for about 3 years. In the 1970’s Beechcraft operated a single engine manufacturing plant, where they built and tested planes at the Liberal air field. After Beechcraft closed their Liberal facility, The Mid-America Air Museum was established to preserve local and national aviation heritage. Colonel Tom Thomas Jr. donated over 50 planes from his person collection to the museum.
We welcome visitors to take a self guided tour of the museum, however tours are available if scheduled in advance. We offer theater usage and guided tours for many corporate events, church groups, and other special events. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more.
- The Mid-America Air Museum is NOW offering NEW EDUCATIONAL TOURS! Each tour will last 90 minutes and will include 3 learning activities including:
- The Smithsonian Discovery Cart which teaches:
- Bernoulli’s Principle
- Four Forces of Flight
- Three Axis of Flight
- Careers in Aviation
- An educational fun film that reinforces the flight concepts.
- A guided tour of one of the largest plane collections in the United States.
Please call 620-624-5263 to schedule your guided tours or group events!
There are 2 electric carts are available at no charge for use by elderly, disabled, or injured visitors.