“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.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.
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.
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.
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!
Really interesting and inspiring what these amazing women did. Also, the book store and docents are great.
Great place to stop and learn about some bada$$ women. Staff was super friendly and helpful. Very inspiring and worth the visit.
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.
I loved it! It’s so inspiring. It’s come out with some new stuff in 2 years.
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.
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
- Wed - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Sun: 1:00 am - 5:00 pm
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