Grissom Air Museum – Peru, Indiana
Come on over and visit one of the nation’s fastest growing aviation museums. On display you may see aircraft from the Dawn of Flight, World War II era, Korean Era, Vietnam Era, Desert Storm Era and today.
You will be able to lay down and fly the Original Wright Flyer or sit in the seat of a UH-1L (helicopter), sit in the seat of the pilot seat of a F-4C.
Visit the Hall of Honor where some of those that faithfully served the nation in the armed forces have plaques, such as Julius Jackson, Lt. Col. U.S. Army, 1943 – 1985 with the Tuskegee Airman or Harry M Riggs and Marian Drumheller Riggs and Barry L Riggs have a plaque for their service to the country. There are many plaques on display and you can learn how to have one placed in the museum for someone you want to honor.
If you want to see the entire aircraft display you can climb to the top of the five-story Cold War-era Observation Tower where you will have a stunning view of the historic aircraft. You will also be able to see the runway of neighboring Grissom Air Reserve base. This is an active and busy base in the U.S. Air Force system. Admission to the tower is $1. Plan for a minimum of 30 minutes to enjoy the Tower views.
•Our B-17 painted to represent Miss Liberty Belle of the 305th Bomb Group. The real Miss Liberty Belle was lost on their 65th combat mission. After making it all the way home after the mission, they were about to land and noticed an airplane that had wounded on board. The crew of Miss Liberty Belle, although also wounded, decided to let the airplane damaged worse to cut ahead of them. While circling back to land they lost an engine and crashed.
•Our UH-1 Huey is a mulit-tour Vietnam Combat Veteran and flew in country from 1968-1972.
•The F-102 in our collection is a rare two seat TF-102 variant and was flown by former President of the United States George W. Bush.
•Our F-100 Super Sabre was flown by Apollo 11 Astronaut and first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong.
•The B-25 was flown in the movie Catch-22 as Passionate Paulette.
•Our C-47 is being repainted to honor Lt. Jim Haus who flew C-47?s in the 1st Air Commando Squadron in the China-Burma-India Theatre.
The Grissom Air Museum is open Saturdays from 9:00-5:00, Sundays from noon to 5:00, and weekdays from 10-4. This schedule changes after October 31st.
Starting November 1st, we will be on our “Winter Schedule”. During November, December, February, and March we will be open weekends only from 9-5. We will be closed in January to do Exhibit Hall work.
Adults: $ 6.00
Veterans/Active Duty: $ 5.00
Seniors (ages 55+): $ 5.00
Students (ages 7-18): $ 5.00
Children 6 and under: Free
Museum Members: Free
Observation Tower: $ 1.00
1000 W. Hoosier Blvd.
Peru, Indiana 46970
US Highway 31, at Grissom Air Reserve Base
Approx. 10 miles south of Peru, Indiana; approx. 15 miles north of Kokomo.
Come and enjoy your lunch at our covered pavillion, or rent it out for a special occasion. We have electrical and water hook-ups. We also have an 15 acre air park that can be rented for your event.