Stark County, MAPS AIR MUSEUM

By
Home Inspector with H.I.S. Home Inspections (Summit, Stark Counties)

Maps SignStark and Summit County residents have a special little "Gem" right here in their own backyard. The MAPS AIR Museum is located on the West side of the grounds of the Akron-Canton Regional Airport, and is accessible from Massillon Rd, about 1 mile South of Greensburg Rd.

The Museum is totally run by volunteers and friends, (over 300 of them). Guided tours can be taken 6 days a week. One of the many very knowledgeable and friendly tour guides will show you all there is to see, in this massive collection of airplanes, equipment, and war memorabilia.

Cockpit of air force jet on display

Volunteers work on and restore aircrafts that are donated to the museum. Some have been in 'restoration' for 6- 10 years. Dilligent workers strive to restore every possible detail to it's original condition.

One of several helicopters on display

This is a Vietnam era helicopter, single blade.

Russian Mig

There is even a Russian 'Mig" that they will let you sit in for a great photo opportunity.

One of several

This is one of several open cockpit bi-planes on display.

The

This is a replica of the plane made famous by Snoopy; the "Sopwith Camel" which really flies. It has only one engine speed, so it is controlled by switching the engine on and off.

Smart Bomb made by Goodyear

This is a 'Smart Bomb' made by Goodyear aerospace. It had the ability to be guided to it's target.

Reconnaisance plane used during Vietnam War.

This is a reconnaisance plane used during the Vietnam War. It still flies, but the armaments are not real.

Several jet engines are on display

Several real jet engines are also on display, with one 'cutaway' to see the interior workings.

Models on display

There is also a model room, with thousands of models on display.

Memorabilia on display

There is a memorabilia room, where many exhibits have been donated, and are currently on display.

A propjet used for rescue and reconnaisance

The museum is a great bargain, at only $8 general admission, and discounts are also available.

The tour takes approximately two hours, and maybe a little longer if you want to see everything. It is well worth checking out for the entire family.

The museums hours are:

Sun. 11-30 am-4pm

Tues-Sat: 9am-4pm.

Closed Mondays.

Group tours and catered events can be arranged, just call 330-896-6332

or 877-627-7247

Website: www.mapsairmuseum.org

 

 

 

Comments (12)

Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Kevin, I always wanted to fly airplanes----guess it will have to wait til my next lifetime:)

Aug 19, 2008 01:55 AM
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector

Great localism feature for your community. Glad you posted it.

Aug 19, 2008 02:47 AM
Kevin Corsa
H.I.S. Home Inspections (Summit, Stark Counties) - Canton, OH
H.I.S. Home Inspections, Stark & Summit County, OH Home Inspector

Steve, 

            I found it to be a great experience, and am now considering donating some time to them as well. It's one of those "underpublicized" places, and many local people are not even aware of it.

Aug 19, 2008 02:54 AM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

I remember going there several years ago. Neat place!!!

Aug 19, 2008 09:49 PM
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector

Kevin,

I subscribe to you and wanted to read the latest. Nothing in a few days. Get to blogging man

Aug 21, 2008 06:27 AM
Kevin Corsa
H.I.S. Home Inspections (Summit, Stark Counties) - Canton, OH
H.I.S. Home Inspections, Stark & Summit County, OH Home Inspector

Ok Ok... been a little busy lately, sorry.  :)

Aug 21, 2008 07:41 AM
Jack Gilleland
Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton - Clayton, OH

Kevin, I go to the Air Force Museum here at Wright Pat. once a year and I love it.  Next time I'm up that way I have to visit MAPS.

Thanks for the info.

Aug 21, 2008 05:00 PM
Kevin Corsa
H.I.S. Home Inspections (Summit, Stark Counties) - Canton, OH
H.I.S. Home Inspections, Stark & Summit County, OH Home Inspector

You're quite welcome Jack. If you like Wright Pat, I think you will like this too.

Aug 21, 2008 11:42 PM
Paul Smith, BRE# 01107845
Sierra Sotheby's International Realty - Tahoe City, CA
Servicing the Lake Tahoe area Real Estate Needs

Kevin,

It is amazing how long these planes remain in service. Two of these planes are still in use by Cal Fire at the Nevada County airport in California.

Great blog,

Paul

Feb 26, 2010 12:38 PM
Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections
Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections - Springfield, VT
Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont

Howdy and evening Kevin
Kevin, I was just checking to see if you might have returned to post some new blog posts. I sure do really hope things are going well for you and your mighty fine family!

Dec 16, 2011 11:46 AM
Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections
Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections - Springfield, VT
Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont

Howdy and evening Kevin
Kevin, I was just checking to see if you might have returned to post some new blog posts. I sure do really hope things are going well for you and your mighty fine family!

Dec 16, 2011 11:47 AM
Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections
Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections - Springfield, VT
Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont

Howdy and evening Kevin
Kevin, I was just checking to see if you might have returned to post some new blog posts. I sure do really hope things are going well for you and your mighty fine family!

Dec 16, 2011 11:48 AM