Pima Air & Space Museum
Pima Air & Space Museum information
An SR-71 Blackbird spy plane and a massive B-52 bomber are among the stars of this extraordinary private aircraft museum. Allow at least two hours to wander through hangars and around the airfield where more than 300 'birds' trace the evolution of civilian and military aviation. A free 50-minute walking tour is offered at 10:30am and 11:30am daily (plus 1:30pm & 2:30pm Dec through Apr).
Alternatively, shell out an extra $6 for the one-hour tram tour departing at 10am, 11:30am and 1:30pm (plus 3pm Dec through Apr).
Hardcore plane-spotters should call ahead to book space on the 90-minute bus tour of the nearby 309th Aerospace Maintenance & Regeneration Center – aka the boneyard – where 4000 or so aircraft are mothballed in the dry desert air. You don't need to pay museum admission to join this tour.