The Stafford Air and Space Museum was founded in 1981 with a simple display case in the Weatherford airport terminal and has grown to become one of the premier educational attractions in western Oklahoma. The museum is named after Thomas P. Stafford, one of a handful of astronauts who flew to the moon prior to Apollo 11.
The museum is home to a full-size Titan II rocket, used to launch space capsules and nuclear warheads! See a thermonuclear bomb up close, plus an assortment of jets, rocket engines and videos of space missions. It's an amazing experience to climb into the cockpit of a jet aircraft, or to stand in the opening of a rocket engine.
"I highly recommend visiting the Stafford Air and Space Museum in Weatherford, OK. This museum is fantastic! It features high fidelity full scale replicas of the Wright Flyer and Glider, Sopwith Pup, Spirit of St. Louis, and Apollo Spacecraft Module."
"It houses one of the finest collections I've ever seen outside the Smithsonian in D.C. It's built in honor of General Thomas P. Stafford, Commander of Apollo 10 and the Apollo Soyuz Test Project. Stafford had an illustrious career serving as a test pilot and astronaut. The museum is a must see on Route 66!"