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Oakland Aviation Museum

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Address: 8252 Earhart Road, Oakland, CA CA 94621
Phone Number: +1(510) 638 7100
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Great museum

Great place to visit on the edge of this historic airport. The staff are knowledgeable and very friendly. Lots of interesting exhibits, even if you are not really a plane buff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Great place to visit on the edge of this historic airport. The staff are knowledgeable and very friendly. Lots of interesting exhibits, even if you are not really a plane buff. Very good pieces on the ww2 black flyers and early women pilots.

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Fremont, California
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1,684 attraction reviews
1,599 helpful votes 1,599 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We visited the Oakland Airport Museum. This is an excellent museum to learn about the role of Oakland in aviation history. There is a superb movie to watch (as one sits in a chair from an old airline). One hears about Amelia Earhart, woman aviation pioneer. There is a gallery on black aviation pioneers. There are airplane motor displays. There... More 

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Oakland, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a quite rustic museum with old airplanes and info regarding the aircraft and role that Oakland airport played in the WWII. It is very interesting to those who have a genuine interest in old aircraft. Older children might be interested, but there is little to keep smaller children interested....more of an adult museum or a history buff.

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Cochrane, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

For a small museum they have covered a lot of history. Expect to give yourself a good 3 hours to see everything inside, not to mention what is outside. Great place for any aviator that is also interested in history.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We were there Saturday Nov 22 2014.Tourist were coming in steady.I learnt a lot about Earheart,Dolittle and many other displays.You could sit and rest or keep moving.Any questions there were volunteers to answer them.Thank you.

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Meridian, Idaho, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Located near the car rental return at the Oakland airport, this is great way to blow an hour or more at the beginning or end of a trip. Highlights the history of the Oakland airport, plus a wide variety of exhibits with a military emphasis. Lots of model aircraft plus a reasonable number of real-live examples.

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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115 reviews 115 reviews
24 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a small but well documented museum with friendly staff. The seaplane : the Solent Flying boat is impressing ,first time I could visit such an aircraft and figure out how was air travel in he late 40's from London to Johannesburg in 4.5 days ... At the entrance in a little kiosk you can listen to live air... More 

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San Francisco, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I was impressed with the amount of background information on the pilots, especially the section on female pilots. The kids like the airplane simulation room. It is not a big museum but one can learn a great deal on aviation and American history on one visit. Check out the museum gift shop. It has a big selection of model airplanes.... More 

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Vista Alegre
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17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Our 11 yr old granddaughter wasn't too enthusiastic about this "Museum" and at her age museum doesn't strike a good idea to visit. Surprise, she had a great time. Thanks to the docent and scavenger hunt for kids. Also being able to get into the cockpit of planes since she has read about Amelia Earhart. Her brother, 13, really enjoyed... More 

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San Jose, California
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13 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I mapped out the directions to the museum before coming and while I don't live in Oakland I've been in that area before, but I got confused and a bit lost trying to find the place. Give yourself some time as it's located near the airport on a side road and tricky to get to. Parking is free and relatively... More 

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Additional Information about Oakland Aviation Museum

Address: Address: 8252 Earhart Road, Oakland, CA CA 94621
Phone Number: +1(510) 638 7100
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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