Visit The Hill Aerosmith Museum
About thirty minutes from our Orem apartments is a fascinating destination featuring historic aircraft and thousands of artifacts.
We're talking about the Hill Aerosmith Museum, and it was founded in the early 1980s as a part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program.
Over 320,000 visitors walk through the doors every year, and they come to see planes including:
C-119 Flying Boxcar
Once assigned to the Hill Air Force Base, the Flying Boxcar has been restored to represent the State of Utah. The aircraft cost around $600,000 to build in the early 1950s. It was in military service for over twenty years before being sold to a forest fighting company in Wyoming.
The Skymaster served the 10th Air Force in Karachi, Pakistan, in 1945. It could hold up to six crew members and seven tons of cargo. The plane has been on display since 1992, and has since been repainted to commemorate the missions flown by Utah native, Col. Gail Halvorsen, during Operation Vittles.
The Lancer trained aircrews and logged nearly 4,000 flight hours during the process. The plane could fly 7,500 miles without refueling, and its takeoff weight was 470,000 pounds. Its final mission was with the 28th Bombardment Squadron, and it arrived at the museum in 2005.
The collection also includes artwork, military uniforms, and much more. Admission is free, and the museum is open Monday through Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
The Hill Aerosmith Museum is just one of the attractions near our apartments in Orem, Utah. If you're searching for a vibrant place to call home, please contact us. We would love for you to see firsthand all we have to offer.
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