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Air Museums

Air museums are an excellent place to experience living history and are a real gateway to your future in aviation! Please check out North Dakota's museums on-line and visit them in person. The museums offer group guided tours and special educational programs.

Visit the website or contact the air museum for more information.


Dakota Territory Air Museum    

The Dakota Territory Air Museum was founded in June of 1986 with the incorporators’ dream and desire to provide the most comprehensive aviation facility in the state and region.

The Founders Dream

Plans were laid early that the museum would not only be a place to display famous military and vintage aircraft, but would be a place in every way dedicated to telling and showing the rich and varied story of our region’s aviation history. In the short time since the museum’s dedication, the members have built a solid foundation, establishing a working museum with aircraft, restoration projects and a role in the region’s promotion of aviation activities and air shows.

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Fargo Air Museum   

Located just off I-29 interstate, The Fargo Air Museum is an easily accessed pet friendly, must-stop location. North Dakota’s premiere aviation destination, the Fargo Air Museum is home to aircraft of all eras – from the modern Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance drone with an impressive 100 foot wingspan to the “most accurate recreation of a Wright Brothers’ flyer the Smithsonian Institute has ever seen.” A “flying” museum, many of the airplanes occasionally take to the sky, a unique feature not found in the vast majority of the nation’s air museums.

More than just a simple place to display its many aircraft, military memorabilia and exhibits, the Fargo Air Museum also houses one of the midwest’s largest Aviation libraries. In addition, the museum hosts educational day-camps, speakers and seminars for flight fans of all ages to enjoy. The museum also is home to an extensive gift shop featuring toys, jewelry, clothing, home decor, books, dvds and much more, ensuring you’ll to find the perfect gift for any aviation enthusiast.


Hatton-Carl Ben Eielson Museum   

In the small community of Hatton, North Dakota, lies a stately home that was once the childhood home of one of the greatest pilots in aviation history, Carl Ben Eielson. Built in 1900, this Queen Anne-style home now holds the Hatton-Eielson Museum with history from the city of Hatton, the Eielson family, and the surrounding area.

Located along North Dakota Highway 18 just 75 miles northwest of Fargo and 40 miles southwest of Grand Forks, the Hatton-Eielson Museum is a quick and easy drive for an adventure into aviation and rural history.


The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission supports the educational efforts of air museums in North Dakota through the Aerospace Education Funding for Air Museums (AEFAM) program. This program is intended to expand aviation educational outreach to youth at the air museums. View our policy for more information.