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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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Aviation Museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Oakland, California
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Fremont, California
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2,451 reviews 2,451 reviews
1,518 attraction reviews
1,411 helpful votes 1,411 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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49 reviews 49 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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23 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
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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Oakland, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of aviation eye candy and how well everything is organized and maintained. There are different rooms honoring different pilots for their accomplishments, and one is just for honoring women like Amelia Earhart, who flew out of Oakland quite often. Lots of great history and some older planes stripped down so one can view... More 

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