If you’re looking to channel the spirit of adventure that comes with flight and to encounter something nostalgic, then make your way to the Lone Star Flight Museum (LSM). Since it opened to the public in November 1990, LSM has been wowing visitors with its aircraft and desire to capture Houston’s aviation history. You can also experience a one-of-a-kind Candlelight concert at the museum featuring classical renditions of some of your favorite music.
You’ll find LSM at the corner of Aerospace Avenue and Challenger at Ellington Airport. Fortunately, parking is free for visitors. Groups arriving by bus enter the bus entrance on the southeast side of the building or enter the parking lot via Hillard St or Morton Ave. Don’t miss out on beholding some pretty impressive historical gems.
Facts, Curiosities and Interesting Things about the Lone Star Flight Museum
1. The dream of Robert Waltrip
The Lone Star Museum originally opened in 1990 at Scholes Field in Galveston where Robert Waltrip fulfilled his dream of creating an amazing museum around his expansive collection of aircraft. In 2017, LSM moved to Houston at Ellington Airport.
2. Warbird Rides
Book your place on a Warbird Ride. LSM offers walk-up flights which means that visitors can buy a plane ride on the days when the museum is flying their planes. Warbird rides could take place on the T-41 Mescalero, North American B-25 Mitchell or North American T-6 Texan (known as “the pilot maker”).
LSM is much more than a museum. It goes beyond its above and beyond its duty by offering education programs that are STEM-based interactive learning opportunities. Students of any age can benefit from online and in-museum offerings meeting the standards of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
If you feel like appreciating this spectacular museum in Houston in an entirely different way, why not attend a captivating Candlelight concert? Listen to takes on holiday classics, The Beatles, flamenco, anime themes, and more while sitting surrounded by aviation history. Don’t miss out on these unique performances illuminating LSM.
What else can you do at the Lone Star Flight Museum?
LSM is home to several airplane hangars, a flight academy, the Space Gallery, and displays aviation artworks. You can go to the museum’s annual “Hangar Bash” which includes beer, planes, and BBQ. From Girls in Aviation Day to Halloween in the Hanger, LSM has countless tempting events to experience for yourself.
Sitting under a plane and listening to awe-inspiring melodies being performed by talented musicians sounds like the perfect way to shake up an evening out in Houston. You can also enjoy Candlelight performances at several other venues across the city.