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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Connie at her finest

The volunteer work that has gone into the restoration of this fine bird represents the many crew and staff of TWA's past. Well worth a look see!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The volunteer work that has gone into the restoration of this fine bird represents the many crew and staff of TWA's past. Well worth a look see!

Thank nelohshopper
Leavenworth, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in to check it out as I am an airplane enthusiast. The museum is more "the history of TWA" and not "the history of commercial flight". One of the volunteers gave us a tour and was extremely knowledgeable. The coolest part was the old pilots training room with the huge cockpit mock-ups. The saddest part (and the reason to... More 

Thank Mike C
Kansas City, Missouri
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The tour guides at the museum are airline industry verterans, and have lots of stories to share about the planes and the industry in general. You can step back in time to an earlier era when air travel was very glamorous. It's a very interesting tour!

Thank Mark M
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I typically stray away from museums, mostly because the crowds of schoolchildren and tourists get to be a bit much and my patience runs awful thin awful fast...however, since this museum catered to two of my favorite things: airplanes and airline history, I knew I had to visit here. I absolutely loved seeing aircraft that ordinarily I would never have... More 

Thank Daniel F
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133 reviews
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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.

1 Thank 91914
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52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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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!

1 Thank leonartie
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 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.

Thank Missy T
Kansas City, Missouri
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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 

Thank TravelingWithTheJone
cape coral
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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.

Thank wrpech
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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.

Thank George F

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