McMinnville is a city in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. It is the county seat and largest city of Yamhill County.
- By car. Private automobile is the easiest way in to McMinnville. State Highway 99W enters from the north and south. State Highway 18 enters from the southwest.
- By light aircraft to McMinnville Municipal Airport (KMMV). Two runways, one of which is in good repair. No scheduled airline service, but the airport is open to general aviation.
The Spruce Goose
- Evergreen Aviation Museum, 500 NE Capt. Michael King Smith Way, ☎ +1-503-434-4180. Daily 9AM-5PM. Closed on major holidays.. This is really three attractions in one: museums of aviation and space travel, and an IMAX theatre. Howard Hughes' H-4 (HK-1) Flying Boat, better known as the Spruce Goose, is the most well-known, but there are over 60 other aircraft and spacecraft to see. The space museum has a pleasantly even-handed coverage of the international history of space exploration, with unique exhibits such as an ICBM in a simulated silo. There is a good café here. Enough to see that aviation fans will want a whole day. $13/one museum; $30/both museums & IMAX; discounts for youth and seniors.
- Spruce Goose Café, 500 NE Capt. Michael King Smith Way, ☎ +1-503-434-4180. Daily 9AM-5PM. Closed on major holidays. Located in the Evergreen Aviation Museum. A range of quite respectable grilled and cooked fare, especially by museum cafe standards.
- Baker Street Bed & Breakfast, 129 SE Baker St, ☎ +1 503 472-5575. The oldest single owner bed and breakfast in McMinnville (18 years). The main inn has three rooms, each with en suite bath. The private two bedroom cottage located behind the inn is a fully equipped unit. For more independence, a two bedroom vacation rental is located a few blocks away. If coming with children, note this is located within 2 blocks of the city park, library and indoor swimming pool). Discounts for extended stays.
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