CR Smith Museum: Soak in the History of Commercial Aviation

By Michelle Ames, Travel Blogger

The CR Smith Museum is often overlooked for the larger science museums in Dallas and Fort Worth, but it’s the perfect place to visit. Smaller in size compared to the Perot and Fort Worth Museum, it’s also much less crowded.

Named for the former American Airlines president Cyrus Rowlett Smith, it is located across the street from American Airlines Training Facility. Many of the exhibits were renovated in winter 2019, and the museum had just reopened when we visited.

The museum tells the story of the history of American Airlines, thus telling a huge part of the history of commercial aviation. Part of that history is the 9-11 Tragedy. Visitors can also learn more about the different aspects of careers in aviation, such as air traffic controllers.

To read more, pick up a copy of the July/August issue of LiveIt magazine.