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This weekend I took a trip out to the Octave Chanute Air Museum in Rantoul, Ill. The museum contains a number of extensive indoor exhibits showcasing the history of the Chanute Air Base from when it opened in 1917 until it’s closure in 1993. The air base was also original home to the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II and the museum features an exihibit on the history surrounding the squadron. In addition to the indoor exhibits, the hangar includes a vast collection of aircraft from very early gliders through modern jets.

Octave Chanute Air Museum is located at 1011 Pacesetter Drive in Rantoul.

Hours:
Monday thru Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Sunday: Noon – 5:00 p.m.

Admission Prices:
Adults (18+): $7.00
Seniors (62+) and Retired Military: $6.00
Children (K-12): $4.00 (Under 4 FREE)