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National Wasp WWII Museum

210 Avenger Field Road, Sweetwater, Texas 79556 USA

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“the first women to fly American military aircraft”

The National WASP WWII Museum seeks to educate and inspire all generations with the story of the WASP: Women Airforce Service Pilots – the first women to fly American military aircraft – women who forever changed the role of women in aviation! The museum is conveniently located just minutes off Interstate 20 at 210 Loop 170 in Sweetwater, Texas. Pilots flying over Sweetwater can land at Avenger Field – the Sweetwater Airport (SWW). The museum is a short distance away. For assistance with directions or in setting up special tours, call 325.235.0099.

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Reviewed by
lina.a

  • 2 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
October 11, 2016

Closed Monday and Tuesday.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Austin Coop

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  • 495 Helpful
September 24, 2014
Rated 5.0

What a great surprise right off the highway! The curator was friendly and told me the whole story of the WASP. I could have stayed here for hours reading and listening to the stories. What a truly special place. A must-visit.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
LBusby82

  • 16 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
April 18, 2016

We stopped here on our trip home. The hanger is filled with pictures and stories of brave women who opened the aviation world for women. Even our kids enjoyed it.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
grinninmobee

  • 18 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
May 01, 2022
Rated 5.0

Superb tribute to the women who paved the path for so many!
Wonderful display of artifacts revealing so many rarely-heard stories of selfless service!
And the Annual Homecoming is a fabulous weekend!

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Reviewed by
locoaussie

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March 24, 2022
Rated 4.0

Really interesting and inspiring what these amazing women did. Also, the book store and docents are great.

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Reviewed by
kimberly75

  • 4 Reviews
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September 08, 2021
Rated 5.0

Great place to stop and learn about some bada$$ women. Staff was super friendly and helpful. Very inspiring and worth the visit.

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Margot

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August 07, 2021
Rated 5.0

A GREAT and unusual find... very much enjoyed the well-curated and small museum... learned a lot and shed a few tears learning the stories of these unsung heroines. The video of Betty was especially delightful. The perfect balance of vintage aircraft, interactive displays and a fantastic gift shop to makes it well-worth a stop for an hour or two's visit into an important historic era.

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Patrick

  • 12 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
August 09, 2020
Rated 5.0

I loved it! It’s so inspiring. It’s come out with some new stuff in 2 years.

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Jaidendawn

  • 3 Reviews
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June 20, 2020
Rated 5.0

Fantastic stop! Don’t miss this one. Very interesting and informational. A fitting tribute to these brave women. Lots of artifacts (several planes) well preserved and displayed.

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Runowskir

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February 25, 2020

Very good place to stop and visit. These women had a very big part in the history of Aviation pilots. This was a huge part for women in the service especially as pilots. What really gets me is that these women pilots had to really struggle to get recognized by our government. Their existence in itself was buried for sometime until one women kept on fighting to get them recognized. I congratulate her and all the others for continuing to fight for your rights. and the contributions you gave us all.

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National Wasp WWII Museum

210 Avenger Field Road
Sweetwater, Texas
79556 USA

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  • Wed - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 1:00 am - 5:00 pm

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