VISIT AN AVIATION MUSEUM
Pima Air Museum 6-16-1 (32) flickr photo by VH-EBM shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
Many great planes are impossible to see close up because they are either no longer flying or are classified. The best location to see something like an SR-71 would be an aviation museum. Check out this list of aviation museums in the U.S. by state or throughout the globe. Get a small piece of an amazing historic airplane here.