Visitor center exhibits present early influences which shaped Lindbergh's environmental and aviation passions, his aviation success and the controversial side of his life. A don't miss activity is a climb inside the "Spirit of St. Louis" cockpit simulator.
A mural of a little boy gazing up to a Minnesota sky welcomes visitors to the exhibit gallery. Here, and throughout the exhibit, Lindbergh's words guide the visitor: "Those clouds, how far away were they? Nearer than the neighbor's house, untouchable as the moon--unless you had an airplane, wings with which I could fly up to the clouds..."
The main gallery includes models of Lindbergh's planes "flying" through the space; a re-created attic of the boyhood home, filled with Lindbergh's own toys and souvenirs; and the entry to a 1920s-style movie theater, where original footage of Lindbergh's famous flight shows continuously.
Ever wondered what it was like for Charles Lindbergh to fly the "Spirit of St. Louis?" During your visit, climb inside a full scale replica of the "Spirit of St. Louis" cockpit and try your hand at this popular interactive flight simulator. Once inside you are challenged to re-enact the tricky take-off in New York, survive an ice storm over the ocean and land safely in Paris.