Frontiers of Flight Museum- Dallas TX

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

While we're stuck in the Dallas area we thought we'd do a little sightseeing. The weather was raining and cold last week, not good for motorcycle riding. We had previously gone to the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum so on Saturday we took Freddie and headed into Dallas to the Frontiers of Flight Museum.

Note to self....don't do museums on Saturdays....LOL! Like many museums of today, this one had a great educational play area for kids AND they allowed parents to book areas for birthday parties. At last count there were five while we were there. There was something for all ages, playground type items for the younger and partial plane to get up into and explore. What a blast (and some of it was interesting to us older folk, too.)

The museum was divided into several areas on two levels. It started with early flight (The Wright Brothers), moved through hot air balloons and blimps, on into early war planes, continued through the wars and up into space. The upper level was still under development with sections for local commercial airlines as well as historical uses of local Love Airfield.

I took way too many photos and Stu grabbed a couple on his iPhone, particularly of a WWII vet who was speaking. He had a funny story to tell but I'll let Stu post that... Here are some of the photos, the rest are on SmugMug.

There was one downside to the experience....there was a charity auction being held there that night and they were setting everything up while we were touring the exhibits. Not only was it noisy, which interfered with listening to the various audio exhibits, but exhibits were semi-obstructed by signs - tables - chairs - auction displays AND the actual exhibits were moved out of their original positions. At times this made it difficult to understand what you were seeing. At other times it totally destroyed the impact of the exhibit.

That said, both Stu and I entered feedback on their website. We both got back letters of apology, offering us tickets to revisit the exhibit. Class act! Regardless, we felt it worth the visit...we spent close to three hours there and if not for the disruption, would probably have spent even longer!

Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna & Stu

1 comment:

  1. Make another note, do not do museums in May early June as schools are doing field trips during the week - I had that problem in Austin last year


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