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National Soaring Museum
Ranked #6 of 18 things to do in Elmira
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Owner description: The National Soaring Museum houses a world-class collection of sailplanes and gliders, preserving the history and heritage of motor-less flight. NSM is located next to an active glider port, allowing visitors to witness takeoffs and landings, especially during the busy summer months. Public glider rides are available on a first-come, fist-served basis. Harris Hill offers many enticements besides a visit to NSM. The Museum is located adjacent to Harris Hill Amusement Park, featuring miniature golf, go-karts, batting cages, a driving range, an arcade, snack bar and more: as well as a pool, picnic grounds and a scenic overlook.
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I get here because my uncle lives in Elmira, and i try and do the Soaring Flight eith a Instructor and its was amazing! The Great View is out of this world!

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Reviewed 25 September 2016

I had heard about this museum a few years ago and finally got to visit. A very nice collection of sailplanes and displays about the people and history of soaring. Particularly enjoyed the replica of the Wright Brothers 1902 glider. The museum is located next to the Harris Hill Soaring Center so it is possible to watch the sailplanes or take a flight.

1  Thank Staggerwing12
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Small museum but informative! Walk and see on your own. Lots of gliders and some other air items. Each exhibit has notes on about the history

1  Thank MERRIE S
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

If you're a pilot or flying enthusiast you'll love this place. Well laid out and enjoyable to walk around. Everyone was helpful and enjoyable to chat with! Watched a few gliders take off as well.

1  Thank gbmk
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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Very interesting. Learned about gliders. Saw gliders actually going up in the air and flying around. Kids really enjoyed it.

1  Thank Johannaesk
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