Airplane on a Restaurant’s Roof in Lee’s Summit, Missouri

There’s an airplane on a restaurant’s roof in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. A Piper Tomahawk airplane, to be exact. But don’t be alarmed! If you find yourself in Habanero’s Mexican Restaurant’s parking lot, you might think you’ve stumbled upon a crash site or a plane had to make an emergency landing (obviously on the restaurant’s roof and not in the parking lot…) But have no fear – that plane was put there purposefully.

Joe Lange and Vince Totta opened Habanero’s in 1996. As both owners were pilots, the restaurant’s flight theme was a natural fit. They bought the airplane, figured out how to anchor it to their roof, and the rest is history! The aeronautical theme goes behind their outside attraction. Inside, the theme continues in everything from the decor to the menus to the drinks (you can even take their “Jumbo Jet” burrito challenge). Habanero’s is also known for its mascot: “Habey, and the home of the flying pepper”.

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Airplane on a Restaurant's Roof at Habanero's Mexican Restaurant in Lee's Summit, Missouri.
Airplane on a Restaurant's Roof at Habanero's Mexican Restaurant in Lee's Summit, Missouri.
Airplane on a Restaurant's Roof at Habanero's Mexican Restaurant in Lee's Summit, Missouri.
Airplane on a Restaurant's Roof at Habanero's Mexican Restaurant in Lee's Summit, Missouri.

Looking for more airplane-shaped roadside attractions? Check out the Airplane Service Station in Tennessee, the Crapduster Airplane in Missouri, and the Agricultural Crash Monument in Illinois.


Airplane on a Restaurant’s Roof

Location: Habanero’s Mexican Restaurant, 1008 SE Blue Parkway, Lee’s Summit, Missouri
Hours: Always visible, see restaurant’s website for operating hours
Cost: Free to See, guacamole costs extra


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Airplane on a Restaurant’s Roof at Habanero’s Mexican Restaurant in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. A Piper Tomahawk airplane carries the restaurant’s flight-theme. Visit this weird roadside attraction on a Missouri road trip to places to visit in Missouri.

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Valerie Bromann is a a website manager, content creator, and writer from Chicago, Illinois (currently living in Dallas, Texas). As an avid road tripper who has visited hundreds of roadside attractions, Val always pull over for a world’s largest thing. Founder of Silly America and author of The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book, she visits, photographs, and writes about all the weird tourist destinations she visits and offers road trip planning advice and inspiration based on her own travels so you can hit the road for yourself.

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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.