If you are interested in aircraft and aviation history, Polk City is home to Fantasy of Flight, housing the world's largest private aircraft collection. Owner Kermit Weeks' collection includes over 160 vintage and historic aircraft with many on display and restored to flying condition.
There are two full hangars of aircraft for patrons to explore along with simulators, cockpit mockups and guided tours. They have a daily aerial exhibition where they fly one of the aircraft and inform the audience about it unique characteristics. For the month of October they added the Haunted Hangar tour which takes a tour of eerie and unexplained stories from aviation history.
The day I was there they flew a Bücker Bü 181 Bestmann aircraft, of which there are less than 40 remaining.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun