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United States Army Aviation Museum

6000 Novosel St, Fort Rucker, AL 36362
888-276-9286
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Type: Military Museums
Owner description: The U.S. Army Aviation Museum maintains a collection of over 160 military aircraft, including one of the largest collections of military helicopters... more » Owner description: The U.S. Army Aviation Museum maintains a collection of over 160 military aircraft, including one of the largest collections of military helicopters in the world. Approximately 50 beautifully restored, historic and one-of-a-kind aircraft, are proudly displayed both inside the Museum's 70,000 square feet of exhibit space and outside on the Museum's grounds. The collection includes many significant examples of early research efforts and developments in rotary wing technology and the evolution of the helicopter. Our public galleries represent the Army's involvement in military aviation from the beginning days with the Wright brothers and the early combat aircraft of World War I, up to the highly technological machines such as the AH-64 Apache and the UH-60 Blackhawk flown by Army Aviators today. « less
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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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143 reviews 143 reviews
41 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you like military history its a great museum to visit. Nice displays of helicopters and lots of information about army aviation history and heroes. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Up close and personal with some of the finest, historical examples of Army Aircraft and Aviation related items that exist anywhere in the world! EACH aircraft has a "story" to tell, and you can feel the Pilot's spirits in the memorial room! You won't leave as you came, guaranteed!

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Hixson
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

You get to go into the belly of one of the troop carriers, and sit in the seats our military guys used. Kids loved this.This is a working base where training is constantly going on. Gift shop had very interesting memorabilia.

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Very cool and educational place to occupy the family's attention on something besides personal electronics for a couple of hours. There are a couple of hands-on things to do in this clean and well-designed museum, but it could benefit greatly with some modern, interactive activities e.g. a flight simulator. Go for it!

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Fort White, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Our family of 7 spent almost 3 hrs in the museum. The kids (9 and 13) were in awe of all the planes and helicopters. The facility is huge. So much military history in one place. Two floors of things to look at, read, watch on video, etc. The kids liked getting into the cargo plane and hooking themselves into... More

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Jefferson, South Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

My husband's Warrant Officer Graduation was held here! It was an awesome setting! I loved being able to walk around after the graduation and look at all the history in this place! I only wish I could have had my kiddos with me! They would have loved it also!

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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

We had a nice time it was nice to see all the helicopters from beginning to end and even the small planes that Orvil Wright helped make for the army. If you're in Dothan and don't have anything to do stop by it's worth a couple of hours and it's free

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

With 2 former military families together for a family reunion/high school reunion one of the things we planned to do was see the Army Aviation Museum during our visit to Ozark/Ft Rucker. HOWEVER, thanks to some bubbleheads in Washington DC the museum WAS CLOSED.

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Viterbo, Italy
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Inside this museum it's possible to see all kind of aircraft in the history of American aviation. From the smallest ones to the chinooks. There are also some. Interactive boards and a nice shop for souvenirs

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Key West, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
10 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I almost gave it 4 stars due to smaller size for an aviation museum, but it's so well done I couldn't deny it the rating it deserves. Just note it is not going to take as long to go through as Fantasy of Flight, Titusville Warbird Museum, Kennedy Space Center, Smithsonian Aviation Museum, etc. If you go with that perspective... More

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