BACKGROUND: Any airplane fans in the family? Then a visit to the United States Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum is a good way to spend a few hours. The museum, located in Cape May County Airport, 500 Forrestal Road, Lower Township, has interactive exhibits, videos, and original posters that are dedicated to preserving the memory of the men who trained at the Naval Air Base in World War II. The museum houses 10 historic airfraft, including an F-14 jet fighter, a MIG-15 and a TBM-3E Avenger, the U.S. Navy's most successful torpedo bomber in World War II.
INSIDER INFO: During World War II, the base trained pilots flying the Helldiver, the Navy's last divebomber. One pilot called it the "worst airplane ever built." After the war, the station became Cape May County Airport, where the Aviation Museum is located.
WHERE: The museum is located at 500 Forrestal Road in Lower Township, near the Cape May County Airport. http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=United+States+Naval+Air+Station+Wildwood+Aviation+Museum&ie=UTF8&hq=Naval+Aviation+Museum&hnear=Naval+Aviation+Museum&ll=39.008913,-74.908304&spn=0.030746,0.046692&z=14&iwloc=A" target="_blank">CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS.
HOURS AND COST: During the summer, the museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $8 for adults, $3 for children ages 3 to 12. Call 609-886-8787