Pearson Air Museum
Adjacent to Fort Vancouver, this museum is situated on the grounds of Pearson Airfield, in use since 1905 and one of the oldest operating airfields in the US. An impressive collection of vintage aircraft, including a replica of the first biplane to fly from Portland to Pearson Airfield in 1911, is on display in the main hangar. One curiosity, a lounge seat from the Hindenburg, is the only remaining piece of the famous German dirigible that exploded in 1937. Video clips; short films about early aviation, modern warplanes and air races; and interactive computer displays and exhibits pertaining to the mechanics of flight are featured in the museum.