Mid America Museum of Aviation and Transportation

Located in Sioux City, Iowa, the Mid America Museum of Aviation and Transportation celebrates the history of flight and transportation in the heartland. With a strong connection to the community, this museum holds a variety of events throughout the year. Car shows, pancake feeds, dances, STEM camps for kids are just a few of the events the museum hosts annually.

On July 19, 1989, Flight 232 going from Denver to Chicago carrying 296 people suffered a major hydraulic system failure and emergency landed in the Sioux Gateway Airfield. The entire community worked together to save 184 of the 296 passengers. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the crash, a garden and exhibit were created and open houses are held every year to remember the crash.

Among the other exhibits at the museum is a United Airlines Boeing 727-100 cockpit that shows visitors the luxury of commercial air travel in the 1960s. This exhibit takes its visitors back to a time where the food served on a plane was prepared at the airport, when first-class guests were served on gold-trimmed plates and second-class guests had silver-trimmed plates.

The MAMAT is also home to a retired cargo plane donated by Fed Ex that serves the location for Tennis Shoes on the Tarmac which is a day camp to teach children about STEM.

The museum is on 15 acres on the north end of the Sioux Gateway Airport, just east of the Missouri River.

Contact Information

Larry Finley
Reservations and Information:

2600 Expedition Ct, Sioux City, Iowa 51111, United States

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Other Information

  • Hours Open

    Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Closed New Years, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
  • Seasons Open

    Open year round (check website due to COVID restrictions)
  • Prices and Fees

    Adults: $10 Veterans & Seniors (65+): $8 Active Military: Free Children (4-14 yrs): $5 under 4: Free School age group: $5/Person Bus Group Tours (8 or More): $8/Person Family (up to 6 in same family): $30
  • Accessibility

    MAMAT prides in making the site accessible for all visitors. Wheelchair accessible, no stairs, parking at the front door available.
  • Locally or Family Owned Notes

    Local community members are on staff and make up the board of directors.
  • Pet Friendly Notes

    Please call ahead if you have a pet, we are generally pet friendly.