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Urban sprawl, hot summers, and a multicultural city

The largest city in Texas, Houston is also one of the most ethnically diverse places in the US, with the country’s largest Asian, Arab and Latin American populations. Its multicultural essence can be found everywhere, from museums, to the performing arts and also in the diverse shopping and dining opportunities. Gay nightlife is centered in Neartown, around Pacific St. and surrounding streets. The South Loop’s Rice Village is a highly concentrated area of restaurants, bars, and shopping.

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The 1940 Air Terminal Museum

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The 1940 Air Terminal Museum

The heritage of civil aviation

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The 1940 Air Terminal Museum is dedicated to promoting and showcasing the city’s civil aviation history. The museum is housed in Houston’s original art-deco air terminal, designed by Joseph Finger (who also designed Houston’s City Hall), at William P. Hobby Airport.

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum opened in 2004, and features exhibits on the Douglas DC-3, including original oil paintings by Jonathan Frank; original aviation art, period photographs, scale aircraft models, artifacts, uniforms, memorabilia and documents, vintage weather and ATC equipment, maps and more. The 1940 Air Terminal Museum recently opened a new wing featuring historic aircraft exhibits in the newly restored 1928 Carter Field Airmail Hangar.

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum
8325 Travelair Rd., Houston
+1 713 4541940
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday The Museum is closed on Mondays.