Thursday, August 29, 2019

South Dakota Air And Space Museum

Taking a day off from driving in Rapid City, SD, meant having time to visit the South Dakota Air and Space Museum. The facility houses an informative indoor display ares, but the main attraction is the impressive assortment of aircraft parked outside in a large, well organized and placarded array.

The museum is located adjacent to Ellsworth Air Force Base – home to the 28th Bomb Wing of the Global Strike Command – so the B-1B Lancer is featured front and center as you enter the grounds.

Among the two dozen aircraft on the grounds, you will find a spectrum of small trainers, utility and cargo aircraft, several generations of fighters and bombers. The B-29 Superfortress is in excellent condition, and amazing to compare to the vastly larger size of the B-52 that sits nearby.

Overall, an excellent two-hour diversion which I highly recommend... Stay tuned!

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