You are cordially invited to visit this unique museum and join others in the endeavor to preserve and share a portion of our nation's aviation history.
Lawrence D. Bell Aircraft Museum
210 South Oak St.
Mentone, Indiana U.S.A
Hours of Operation:
The Museum is generally open to visitors from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the week by appointment only. During the summer months (June thru September), the Museum is open Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Please see our online Events Calendar or call the museum to make an appointment. Appointments are not available on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or Easter Sunday,
There is no admission fee to visit the Bell Museum. However, a tax deductible donation of any kind is always welcomed!
Group Visits and Tours:
School groups of students Pre-K through 12th grade; scout groups, including Boy and Girl Scouts of all ages; adult groups, including college/university classes and senior groups are all welcome. Arrangement for these groups is conducted generally weekdays by appointment only.
Rotors Over Mentone:
The Museum annually holds a helicopter fly-in event called "Rotors Over Mentone" in September. The event gives the opportunity for aviation enthusiasts and their families to see helicopters up close, tour the Museum, take a helicopter ride, and enjoy a lunch at the Bell Concession Tent. A complementary meal is provided to pilots and crew who bring their helicopters to the fly-in.