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Airline History Museum

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Address: 201 NW Lou Holland Drive, Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone Number: 816-421-3401
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Description: Airline history museum at Kansas City airport devoted to saving and...
Airline history museum at Kansas City airport devoted to saving and preserving old aircraft, including "connies".
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They know their stuff!

My husband is an airplane junkie, so he said this was a must-stop. The museum itself is pretty weak - one room with some memorabilia. Definitely needs some more exhibits and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My husband is an airplane junkie, so he said this was a must-stop. The museum itself is pretty weak - one room with some memorabilia. Definitely needs some more exhibits and rooms. However, the hangar with airplanes was a lot of fun. Gus took us around and did a great job. He had lots of stories to share from experts... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It's right here and most haven't visited it. Located on west side of Downtown Airport the Airline History Museum is heavy with TWA but itn's no longer simploy TWA. You'll know right away you are not at the Smithonian but the aircraft tehy display are historic - a TWA Connie - I regret they're not flying it but the cost... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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730 helpful votes 730 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I was expecting lots of airline memorabilia, but there was almost none on display. So the museum part wasn't that interesting at all, but when you walk into the hanger and see amazing vintage aircraft, that you can actually walk INSIDE, it was quite thrilling... like going back in time to see how people traveled 60 years ago. So, very... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Attended a group event here - did not know about this museum prior to that. Former TWA facility. Nice collection of vintage commercial aircraft. Worth an hour's time to wander back to the age before jets and mass popularity of aviation travel.

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no.ill.
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Airline History Museum, Lou Holland Drive, Downtown Kansas City Airport I'm particularly interested in DC# planes and they are restoring a very nice one there. They have a Connie, A Martin, the DC3, L1011, simulators and a nice film to view. Many items about Airline history and memorabilia is there to look at and a guide will take you thru... More 

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Austin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We loved it. Our tour guide was fantastic and knowledgeable. He was a mechanic for TWA in LA and knew his stuff. He would have spent all day with us if we had asked. The tour was filled with interesting facts about the industry and specific planes on site. The DC3, Martin and Connie are a wonderful through back to... More 

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Imogene
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Here is a chance to go through the roomy passenger cabin and flight deck of a Constellation, a DC-3, and a twin engine Martin airliner. One can see the progress in technology which has taken the flight crew from 4 to 2, as well as the darker side of the loss of the legroom and comfort of the old seats.... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

If you are a true "avgeek" as they call themselves, this will be a real treat for you. There is an almost-finished restored DC-3, a TWA Constellation, and more. The museum features uniforms and other airline memorabilia from days gone by. An L-1011 sits outside. It really brought back a lot of memories, including my time as a "stewardess helper"... More 

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

For those of us who grew up[ in the 1950's the Lockheed Super Constellation was perhaps (and still is) the most beautiful airplane ever. Here is a chance to see one that can still fly. There are few left. Good staff and well worth the few dollars some interesting takes on airline consolidation over the years. Boy do I miss... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Small and kind of shop-worn, this museum starts with a video on TWA and early American air travel: Kind of History Channel-ish, although you do get to sit in First Class airline seats! The hangar features various aircraft in various stages of refurbishment, so some you will not be climbing aboard. A highlight is the restored airliner complete with economy... More 

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