Chicago Museum of Science and Industry
Like the Adler Planetarium, this museum is nothing short of "awesome!"
The aviation exhibit has changed quite a bit. Here, in the foreground, suspended from the ceiling, is a Boeing 727. The port side of the fuselage abuts the 2nd floor balcony, allowing one to walk through an opening at the rear of the plane and tour the interior. In the shadowed midground is a biplane of the type used long ago for carrying mail. In the background hangs a replica of the first airplane flown by Orville Wright. On the floor below is a small part of the model train exhibit which includes a replica of downtown Chicago high-rise buildings.
Farther down this long hall still hangs the German Stuka dive bomber, and the British Spitfire that swept Stukas from the skies during World War II.
Added to the museum's exhibits in 1965 was Craig Breedlove's jet powered car, "Spirit of America."