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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
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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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Airline History Museum

Address: 201 NW Lou Holland Drive, Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone Number: 816-421-3401
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
Open Hours:
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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