Clay County History: Planes
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Clay County History: Planes


For a taste of local history that’s truly unique, we recommend you visit Clay’s airline museums; the TWA Museum and the National Airline Museum. These museums offer visitors a look into history that you won’t find anywhere else!

After your museum tours, unwind at The Village of Briarcliff, a charming shopping center that’s home to some of the finest dining around!


  • Tour the Airline History Museum. Boasting a massive collection of retired and antique planes in Hangar Nine and their exhibits of aircraft memorabilia, you're sure to learn lots at this stop. Make sure you try your hand at their flight simulators while you're there; they have a Multipurpose Simulator and a Curtiss Wright Dehmel Flight Trainer!
  • Learn about the major role the Trans World Airline played from 1930-2001 in shaping modern commercial airline flight as we know it at the TWA Museum. Tour their retired planes and exhibits in this unique history expedience!

  • If you're visiting with any art lovers, you should consider booking a painting class at Pinot's Palette while you're there! If you are planning on taking a painting class, you will need to schedule ahead of time; typical classes are two hours long.

We Suggest...

  • Give yourself two hours to take this tour.

  • The TWA Museum is located 4 minutes away from the National Airline Museum. We suggest you allow two hours for this tour.

  • The Village at Briarcliff is an 8 minute drive away from the TWA Museum. Explore shops as long as you'd like, we recommend at least an hour for a full experience.
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