Plan Your Trip

Driving Information

Plan Your Trip

Driving Information

Crowd

Physical Address

4075 James C. Ray Dr. Lakeland, FL 33811
863-644-2431

SUN 'n FUN Aerospace Expo
March 28 - April 2, 2023

Redbird Flight Simulator

Driving Directions

I-4 East / West – Exit 25 (Construction located on County Line Rd. - Expect Delays)
Proceed South on County Line Road and turn East (left) on West Pipkin Rd. and proceed to the Public Parking Area.

I-4 East / West – Exit 27 Polk County Parkway – Hwy 570 East (Toll - Recommended)
Exit South (right) onto Waring Rd. exit. At the traffic light, continue South on Waring to Pipkin Road and turn West (right) onto Pipkin Rd. Continue West on Pipkin Rd and just past GEICO to the public General Parking Area.

I-4 East/ West – Exit 41 Polk County Parkway – Hwy 570 West (Toll)
Take Waring Rd. exit and turn South (left) at the traffic light at Drane Field Rd. Continue South on Waring Rd. to the traffic light at Pipkin Rd., turn West (right) on Pipkin Rd., continue West on Pipkin Rd. and just past GEICO to the public General Parking Area.

I-4 East – Exit 22 South (Optional route if westbound I-4 backs up)
Continue South on Park Rd. At the third traffic light, turn East (left) on Coronet Rd. Follow Coronet, turn East (left) on Medulla Rd. At the light turn South (right) on County Line Rd. and then East (left) on W. Pipkin Rd. and proceed to the public General Parking Area (follow signage or directions by traffic control officers).

State Road 60 East / West
North on County Line Rd. – East (right) on W. Pipkin Rd. and proceed to the Public Parking Area.

NOTE: Vehicles traveling eastbound on W. Pipkin Road from County Line Road may be directed to turn north on Medulla Road to enter the SUN ‘n FUN parking lot through Gate 38. No other traffic will be allowed to proceed past gate 38 and will be directed into the parking area.

Westbound vehicles traveling on W. Pipkin Road will be directed to one of two entry gates (35 or 36) on W. Pipkin Rd.

ALL TRAFFIC DEPARTING THE PARKING LOT WILL BE DIRECTED TO TURN RIGHT - WESTBOUND.  CONSTRUCTION ZONE ON PIPKIN RD. EAST OF THE EVENT SITE.

(Always follow signage or directions by traffic control officers)

CAMPER DRIVING DIRECTIONS

West Campground Registration is located on Drane Field Road entrance. (GPS address - 3901 Kelvin Howard Rd., Lakeland, FL 

I-4 East / West – Exit 25
South on County Line Rd. – turn East (left) on Drane Field Road, continue east and turn south (right) on Hamilton Rd. The Camper Registration entrance on the left.  GPS Address - 4238 Hamilton Rd. - Lakeland (watch for signage). 

I-4 East / West – Exit 27 - (Recommended)
Hwy 570 East (Toll) – Exit South on Airport Rd. – Turn West (right) onto Drane Field Rd. – Continue to Hamilton Rd., turn South (left) and watch for signage for Camper Registration entrance on the left of Hamilton Rd. (Follow signage)

State Road 60 East / West
North on County Line Rd. – turn East (right) on Drane Field Road and continue east and turn south (right) on Hamilton Rd. The Camper Registration entrance on the left.  GPS Address - 4238 Hamilton Rd. - Lakeland (watch for signage). 

East Campground Campers (New Location)
Follow Waring Rd. to S. Medulla Rd. and turn West (right) on S. Medulla – continue straight into the Lakeland Airside Center, follow signs to the Registration Building located in the south section of the parking lot at LAC. Purchase East Campground  Camping permit and follow signs through gate 31, turn right on Taxiway Echo 1 to the East Campground south of 8/26, now located south of Paradise City.

Support The Mission

The mission of the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) is to “Engage, Educate, and Accelerate the Next Generation of Aerospace Professionals. The SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo and dozens of other events year-round produce the majority of the revenue that goes into supporting this mission. By attending our events, you are helping us deliver top-quality, industry-leading STEM education and scholarship programs to thousands of young men and women each year. The opportunities that ACE provides give young people a competitive edge as they navigate their educational journey that can ultimately lead to a rewarding career in the world’s incredibly diverse and rapidly growing aerospace industry. You can help! Please click the links below to explore how you can share your knowledge and expertise as a volunteer in over 3500 available positions, become a patron of the Florida Air Museum, or donate to assist us financially. Regardless of how you assist, whether by attending our events, visiting the museum or donating financially, we sincerely appreciate your support!

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