Air Classics Museum of Aviation
44W546 U.S. 30 (1 mile west of airport)
Sugar Grove, Ill. 60554
Cost: $8, $5 kids 6-15 and seniors 65+, free kids 5 and under with parent
Hours: Opens for season April 6, 2013. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Group tours by appointment Tuesday-Friday.
Air Classics is an aviation museum located one mile west of the Aurora Municipal Airport entrance. Visitors can get up close and personal with an A-7 Corsair II that flew combat missions in the Gulf War or climb into the cockpit of a Viet Nam era UH-1 Huey helicopter. The museum's collection includes 12 aircraft, three buildings of displays housing engines, uniforms and other aviation memorabilia from the 1930's to the present.