Frontiers of Flight Museum
Location6911 Lemmon Ave.
Dallas, TX 75209 | Get Directions
The Frontiers of Flight Museum is a must-do for aviation buffs, thanks to the collection of artifacts and photographs that aviation historian George E. Haddaway donated to the University of Texas at Dallas. In the decades since it opened in 1990, the museum has continued to add pieces to its display, including more than two dozen aircraft. This new supply forced the museum to move into a 100,000-square-foot building on the southeast corner of the airport.
From the Wright brothers’ biplane to the first Space Shuttle orbiter that launched into space at 17,000 miles per hour, the museum covers many different time periods and types of aircraft. The Lighter Than Air exhibit explains everything you ever wanted to know about balloons and zeppelins. Among the artifacts you’ll find is a radioman’s chair, the largest unburned piece of wreckage from the Hindenburg, and an enormous zeppelin that made 37 transatlantic trips before famously erupting into flames in 1937. Along with numerous other full-size aircraft, the Apollo 7 command module is on display, allowing visitors to peek into the capsule that brought astronauts Walter Schirra, Donn Eisele, and Walter Cunningham to space and back. You can also browse more than 200 models of World War II aircraft and an exhibit that honors the RAF No. 1 Flying School in Terrell, Texas—the school that trained British pilots during the war. The museum hosts a number of events and educational programs for children, as well as hour-long guided tours of the facility seven days a week.