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Parachute Museum Highlights

The Aviation Trail Parachute Museum on the second floor of the Aviation Trail building tells the story of the development of the free-fall parachute through interactive exhibits, original artifacts, panels with copies of historic photographs and text, and a timeline around the soffit of the exhibit space. Designed to appeal to both adults and children, one of the museum's most popular exhibits is an interactive display of Joe Kittinger's 102,800-foot jump from a balloon gondola that set a world record in 1960.