"College Park Aviation Museum" College Park Things to Do Tip by AlbuqRay
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I only had a couple of hours before I had to leave for BWI on my last morning in College Park. There are many famous things to see along the Washington-Baltimore Parkway but I decided to try the local aviation museum since it was close to my hotel and the University of Maryland. That turned out to be a fortuitous decision for me. Both my mom and dad had been pilots and we owned an Ercoupe in the late 1940's and early 1950's. My dad was the Ercoupe distributor in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at that time. Before I went to the College Park Aviation Museum, I had no idea that Ercoupes had been manufactured in College Park. The museum is located at the historically significant College Park Airport and is excellent on its own merits; however, it also brought back many fond memories for me personally.
Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for kids. Your admission fee will also get you 10% off on a meal at the historic 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant. Kids will love this museum with its flight simulator, prop to spin, wind tunnel, flight jackets to wear and toy aircraft to ride. The museum is open from 10 AM to 5 PM daily except for major holidays. Parking is free. The next several tips have more detailed information on and pictures of the museum, much of which came from their excellent website.
Address: 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park, MD
Directions: Turn east off Baltimore Ave. onto Paint Branch Pkwy. at the main entrance to the Univ. of Maryland, then turn north on Cpl. Frank Scott Dr. (just past the Metro station), which dead ends in ~2 blocks at the airport, so turn right to get to the museum.
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