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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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This attraction is at Metropolitan Oakland Intl Airport
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Nice low budget museum with some really great exhibits. The working demo of a two row rotary engine is worth the visit alone. They also have some iconic aircraft from our wars... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Marc C
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

There was so much to see we spent Hours looking through the displays. It was a a great to stand next to the plains that made history. We returned the next day for a personal tour of the Short Solent Mk III Flying Boat. A great place to spend a day.

Thank ronnie r
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

A small but perfectly formed collection.A rare flying boat with Bristol built engines.Take the time needed and you will not be disappointed.

Thank bristol411
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Nice low budget museum with some really great exhibits. The working demo of a two row rotary engine is worth the visit alone. They also have some iconic aircraft from our wars and a good exhibit on Doolittle's raid on Japan. Look it up if you don't know what he did for us.

Thank Marc C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This was a great museum. We paid the extra $5 for my husband could tour the flying boat. He really liked that part. The rest of the museum is filled with little nooks of information.

Thank Donna S
SF Bay Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is a hidden gem adjacent to the savvy traveler's favourite airport, Oakland International. My favorite is the carefully restored and maintained BOAC flying boat. Some cool artifacts from historic Oakland airlines World Airways and Transamerica Airlines, too.

Thank Jack A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank essexlizard
Fremont, California
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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 

Thank mini
Oakland, California
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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.

Thank Carol N
Cochrane, Canada
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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.

Thank LJL_AM
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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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.

Thank Janine W

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