Spruce Goose - McMinnville, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BackPak
N 45° 12.244 W 123° 08.659
10T E 488666 N 5005630
Quick Description: Fantastic aircraft and museum!
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 10/22/2007 11:36:20 AM
Waymark Code: WM2F0E
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Raven Recon
Views: 185

Long Description:
Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Oregon
The Museum is located at:
500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way
McMinnville, Oregon 97128

The Spruce Goose is the name commonly given to the US Hughes H-4 Hercules, an aircraft designed and built by the Hughes Aircraft company that was the largest flying boat, and one of the largest aircraft, ever built. The Spruce Goose is the worlds largest aircraft by wingspan and is also the worlds largest wooden plane and was decades ahead of its time in the early 1940s.
The popular Spruce Goose is now appropriately regarded as a true American icon.

Designed & Flowin by: Howard Hughes

Parking: Cars and RV's - Free

Youth (3 and up) - $11.00
Adults (18-65) - $13.00
Seniors (65+ years) - $12.00

Hours of Operation:
Open Daily 9:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years & Easter
Closing at 2:00pm on Christmas Eve

Wikipedia: (visit link)

Spruce Goose: (visit link)

Web Address: Web Site: (visit link)
Type of Aircraft: (make/model): Seaplane - H-4

Tail Number: (S/N): NX37602

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): Evergreen Aviation Museum

inside / outside: inside

Other Information::

Access restrictions: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Photo of aircraft (required - will be interesting to see if the aircraft is ever repainted or progress if being restored)
Photo of serial number (required unless there is not one or it is a replica)
Photo(s) of any artwork on the aircraft (optional but interesting)

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