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United States Army Aviation Museum

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Address: 6000 Novosel St, Fort Rucker, AL 36362
Phone Number: 888-276-9286
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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The U.S. Army Aviation Museum maintains a collection of over 160 military...

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.

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A walk through aviation history.

This museum showcases Army aviation from the early days of flight to the present. It has several WW1 aircraft on display. Most are replicas but one of them is a genuine aircraft... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert S
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Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum showcases Army aviation from the early days of flight to the present. It has several WW1 aircraft on display. Most are replicas but one of them is a genuine aircraft from the First World War. Most of the museum is dedicated to the Army's rotary-wing aviation, from the first helicopters of the 1940s, to the workhorses of Korea... More 

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Uxbridge, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

If you love military history, and especially aviation, then you'll want to make time to visit this museum. If you are a little nerdy like me and want to read all the information possible, plan for six hours. Otherwise you could simply breeze through the displays in under two hours. Admission is free. If you do not have a military... More 

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Canova, South Dakota
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

This is from a retired US ARMY CW4 with master aviator wings, so expect it to be a little biased. The aviation novice may find this place lacking, because they could do a better job of describing the exhibits, however, the exhibits themselves are the stars of the museum. If you love helicopters and are anywhere in the area, you... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Every visit they have something new. I have probably been to this museum 5 times since 2005 and this trip was my kids first time. They loved it, grandpa was there too so they go to see what dad and grandpa have flown. There's just something about this museum. Obviously this isn't the biggest museum you'll fine full of aircraft... More 

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Tulsa
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

If you like history or aviation, this is a must see. The collection on the inside of the museum is well maintained, while some of the aircraft outside are showing signs of deterioration. The museum badly needs some interactive exhibits and audio/visual presentations telling the story of the evolution of Army Aviation. I assume that funding is a problem in... More 

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Mansfield, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This museum has a nice collection helicopters and airplanes. Some are one-of-a-kind. Unfortunately there was not much information displayed about any of them. The docent who we talked to knew something about 1/2 of the items we asked about. The place is not being maintained very well either. They were out of brochures describing the aircraft outside. The women's restroom... More 

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Dothan, Alabama
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

A comprehensive history of army aviation with full size replicas and original aircraft. The displays are very informative. This museum is appropriate for children and adults alike. My ten year old son loves it and we go back often as a result. You will have to plan ahead and allot enough time to apply for a visitor pass to the... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

grew up on Ft Rucker used to go here all the time my father was in the army teaching GIs how to fly helicopters at that time then I joined the army and was stationed there as well took my family and friends there many times also

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Madison, Alabama
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60 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I recently went to a graduation ceremony at Ft. Rucker and while I was there my husband and I went to the museum...since we hadn't been in years. If you're not into helicopters and military history then this is not the place for you. This museum is a bit on the small side, but they do a really good job... More 

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Thank Mary N
Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The U.S. Army Aviation Museum at Ft. Rucker, Alabama is an outstanding opportunity to see army aviation history up close. Beginning with a Wright Flyer, progressing through Spads and onto helicopters, the history of Army aviation is exhibited here. While there are no WWII fixed wing aircraft from the Army Air Corps except an L-4, every helicopter flown in service... More 

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