The Minnesota Air National Guard Museum was another stop on our Twin Cities tour in August.  They have Open Cockpit weekends a few times a year where there’s no admission charge.  It’s not too hard to find, just be sure to rely on the directions on their website and not your phone’s GPS (lesson learned).  After a full vehicle inspection (expect to open all doors and compartments and step outside your vehicle), you drive a short distance to the airfield.

There are a number of airplanes and helicopters to view and a few you can jump in.  Our favorite was the C-130 with it’s large cockpit and cargo bay.  The hangar has a small store, a few artifacts, and child-friendly features.  Check out their website to see when the next free weekend is happening.

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I'm a husband, father, leader, and geek whose time is wrapped up in faith, family, film, and travel. I guess I'm a little like the equivalent of a utility player in baseball. I'm happy with not being the best at something as long as I'm always trying to get better.

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