Attractions

Fantasy of Flight

Die-hard aviation and aircraft enthusiasts will love this museum and event venue which features a sampling of the largest privately owned vintage aircraft collection in the world.

Let your Imagination take Flight

Fantasy of Flight was founded by Kermit Weeks and originally opened as an aviation-themed attraction in 1995. As the owner of the largest collection of privately owned vintage aircraft in the world, Weeks saw the attraction as an opportunity to share his love of aviation by opening his aircraft collection up to the public.

Today, a scaled down version of the attraction is offered in the form of the Fantasy of Flight Collection Museum and The Venues at Fantasy of Flight.

Fantasy of Flight
Fantasy of Flight

“We want to allow the aircraft-loving public the opportunity to reconnect while we continue to create and design the next iteration (Act III) of the Fantasy of Flight attraction.”

— Kermit Weeks

Museum Tour

Fantasy of Flight does have a tour guide on duty, so anyone who are interested in learning more about the history of the planes can do so. What sets the Fantasy of Flight Collection apart from other collections aviation enthusiasts may encounter is that Weeks does not collect anything he doesn’t intend to fly. Most of the aircraft you encounter in the museum have been carefully restored to airworthiness.

Fantasy of Flight
Fantasy of Flight

Gift Shop

Be sure to make a stop at the gift shop where you can find books authored by Weeks, toys and other aviation related items.

Seasonal Hours of Operation

The scaled down museum operates seasonally from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Friday through Sunday seasonally beginning November 20th – April 10, 2016. Operating hours and dates are subject to change, so please call to verify before visiting.

Fantasy of Flight Venues
Fantasy of Flight Venues

The Venues at Fantasy of Flight

With over 100,000 square feet of combined space, Fantasy of Flight can accommodate the most intimate party to an unforgettable large scale affair. Historic aircraft and art deco styling combine to inspire your guests to conquer new horizons.

Fantasy of Flight Venues
Fantasy of Flight Venues

Let Us Help You Plan Your Next Event

For more information and for meeting and event planning assistance call 800-828-7655 or 863-551-4709.

Read more about other meeting and event venues in Polk County at Meetings & Conventions.

SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo
SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo

Take your Aviation Enthusiasm to new Heights at SUN ‘n FUN

If you are a hardcore aviation enthusiast, it’s likely that you’ve already heard of the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo – it’s only the world’s second largest fly-in.SUN ‘n FUN is the second largest fly-in in the United States, and attracts pilots and aviation enthusiasts from around the world, turning Lakeland Linder Regional Airport into the busiest airport in North America during the week of the fly-in. SUN ‘n FUN organizers anticipate 200,000 visitors from across the United States and more than 80 countries around the globe at the event.

Whether you are an aviation enthusiast or just a curious soul, you have to visit SUN ‘n FUN at least once in your life.

Address / Location

1400 Broadway Blvd SE
Polk City, FL 33868
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Contact Info

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inquiries@fantasyofflight.com
863-984-3500

Hours of Operation

Open Seasonally Visit their website.
Friday - Sunday 11:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Reviews

3 Star Rating

Having visited this collection some 9 years ago and been seriously impressed by the variety of the exhibits, even knowing it had down-sized since, this was still a big disappointment. Yes, there are... Read Full Review

5 Star Rating

Excellent collection and the exhibits are first class. So much to see unlike the Florida air museum. They were open Friday, Saturday and Sundays from 11 to 3. Read Full Review

2 Star Rating

Billed as having the 'greatest aircraft collection in the world' - nothing could be further from the truth. I believe this museum has been forced to downsize resulting in a small collection of... Read Full Review

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