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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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Airplane enthusiasts will love this place!

We were surprised by how many planes they have here. The tour was great. The guide was informative and the pace was just right. He was kind to several children in our group.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We were surprised by how many planes they have here. The tour was great. The guide was informative and the pace was just right. He was kind to several children in our group.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We enjoyed going through this museum very much. Lots of old airline stuff to see which I remember from flights from my childhood fifty years ago! And then the Constellation! Plus a DC3!

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

What a great place! I'm not a plane spotter, but it's good to see the old craft that have survived the wrecker. One can only hope an airline will one day donate a Boeing 747 to joint the Super Constellation - Connie - L-1011, and smaller old planes such as the DC3. Aeroplane lovers' delight.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

With a friend in town, we finally visited this nearby museum dedicated to aviation history . The museum is located in an old hangar at the Kansas City downtown airport, and doesn't look like much from the outside. Inside, you see a film about aviation history, see displays of early aviation uniforms, first class menus, etc. Then a volunteer guide... More 

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cape coral
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

In a hangar is a small airline museum. The work the volunteers are doing there is outstanding. Just rebuilding an old DC 3 to bring that baby back to flying is great!!! Also the Super Conny, thoroughly restored and nearly ready to fly.!!! Continue doing your great job.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We had some time after the zoo and found this museum. It was interesting. The kids liked the planes. Cool to see how far air travel has come.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

The Airline history museum is full of knowledge gaining and history of airplanes with ancient environment. They have set up all the things very nicely. It's all deep history who built airplanes and airports. The tour guide is very kind and he tells us with great enthusiasm. We went there before an hour of closing time. But tour guide, guided... More 

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Manhattan, KS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I have no scale of comparison with other museums devoted to this subject. I enjoyed seeing the exhibits and the restored airplanes. The guide was very good and clearly enthusiastic. You can ask questions and he will be only happy to answer. They also show you an 8 minutes long video. In general, I thought the place was rather messy,... More 

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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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