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Oakland Aviation Museum

Address: 8252 Earhart Road, Oakland, CA CA 94621
Phone Number: +1(510) 638 7100
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Ranked #19 of 49 Attractions in Oakland
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Cochrane, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
22 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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New Castle, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This is a small museum (which I knew). I found a groupon for this museum and decided to go. The replicas out front were an awesome place to let the kids play. My main issue with this museum was that there was so much wasted place in the back area. I did not enjoy seeing the kitchen area or stacked... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Admittedly a small museum, but the staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The displays are focused on parts of aviation history that are directly related to Oakland and its airport, including Amelia Earhart who departed from Oakland on her ill-fated final trip. The indoor airplanes are in excellent condition. The showpiece of the museum is the four-engine Solent Flying Boat... More 

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