A P-51D called "Chicago's Own" flown by Lt. Fred Warner fo the 356th
Fighter Squadron, 354th Fighter Group, over France in 1944
A List of
Airplane Museums in Illinois. Illinois airplane museums cover all aspects of airplanes.
Illinois is also the home of the 183rd
fighter squadron flying the
F-16 falcon jet fighter, located in Springfield.
YellowAirplane.com is also located in Illinois.
It has a land area of 55,593 square miles. The highest point in Illinois
is Charles Mound which is 1,235 feet. Illinois' capitol is Springfield
and its largest city is Chicago. The population of Illinois is 11,466,700
A special thanks for the help on this information from Richard
Lista de Museos de avión en Illinois.
Illinois avión museos abarcan todos los aspectos de los aviones. Illinois es
también el hogar de la 183a escuadrón de vuelo de combate F-16 halcón caza a
reacción, ubicado en Springfield. YellowAirplane.com también se encuentra en
Illinois. Tiene una superficie de 55.593 millas cuadradas. El punto más alto en
Illinois es Charles Montículo que es 1.235 pies. Illinois capital es Springfield
y su mayor ciudad es Chicago. La población de Illinois es 11.466.700 personas.
The last updates on the museum listings were added 18 Jan 2011
Due to legal changes in Illinois, I will not be updating this list until further
These museums change their information and locations very often.
Please try to contact the museum before you try to visit it, it may not be there
Fighter Squadron Exhibit
Take a tour of an operational WW2 fighter squadron
stationed on the Western Pacific Island of Ie Shima. This is a
historical event showing the complete fighter operation from the Mess Hall
to the P-47 in flight. You can also see the Japanese Surrender Delegation
visit the Island.
Air Classics Museum of Aviation
43W624 US Route 30
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
Info thanks to Pat Carry
Air National Guard Base 183rd Fighter Squadron
Mac Arthur Blvd.
Outside Aircraft Display F-4, F-86, F-84 all in beautiful shape
About 3 Aircraft
Air National Guard Base 182nd Air Lift Wing
North West Side of the Peoria
Airport Outside Display all in beautiful shape
About 3 Aircraft
Octave Chanute Aerospace
Museum 1011 Pacesetter Drive
Rantoul, Illinois 61866-3672
call us at (217) 893-1613
Chanute Airfare Base is Located near Rantoul
About 40 Aircraft
Dupage County Airport Located in St. Charles Illinois
Webmasters Note: The airplanes are very
nicely kept, and they have some of the most beautifully built model airplanes
I've ever seen. It turns out, after I asked around awhile, that these
models were built by the night watchman.
About 8 Aircraft
Frasca Air Museum 1402 E Illini Airport Rd
Urbana, IL. 61801
About ? Aircraft
Illinois State Military
Museum Location: Camp Lincoln
1301 North Mac Arthur Boulevard
Barracks Building #41
Springfield, Illinois, 62702-2399
Hours: Monday - Friday 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
/ Suggested Donation: Adult 18 Years and older $2.00
Youth 17 years & younger $1.00
Your generosity directly contributes
to the operation of this museum and will ensure Public Access, Preservation,
and Programming in this facility. For further information contact: Mark
Whitlock at (217) 761-3910 or fax (217) 761-3712.
Museum Heritage In Flight
1351 Airport Rd.
Lincoln, IL. 62656
Update thanks to Pat Carry
Note from the Webmaster: This is where I took my flight exam.
About 6 Aircraft
Museum of Science and Industry 57th St. & Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60637
773-684-1414 Webmasters Note:
This is one of the finest museums in the world. I'm not kidding. Inside
a 727 mounted from the second floor which gives a real nice show of flight
operations. Don't miss the Onmi-Max theater and the space center
Also see the fantastic U-505 German Submarine from WW2.
Allow yourself 2 days to see this one. I go here at least once
per year. http://www.msichicago.org/
About 13 Aircraft and Spacecraft, 1 Submarine,
1 Coal mine and a lot more
O'Hare Airport Chicago IL.
O'Hare International Airport Terminal 2
Grumman F4F-3 12320 Painted As "Butch" O'Hare's Plane
Probably 12260 Crashed Lake Michigan 3-1-44 Recovered
1991. Airport Renamed to O'HARE For "Butch"
Info thanks to Gil Bliss
Updates thanks to Pat Carry
Single Aircraft Display
Prairie Aviation Museum P.O. Box 856
Bloomington, IL. 61701
Webmasters Note: One of these aircraft
is an A7 from VA-125. This is the Squadron which I was attached to
when stationed at NAS Lemoore, CA I also served with the World
Famous Golden Dragons home based in Lemoore.. The plane shown
here is an A-7B used by VA-125