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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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Awesome Airline History Museum!

Pretty cool little museum. There are several vintage planes and some memorabilia. Kids will probably be bored. The tour guides are really informative. It may be a little high... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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Lenexa, Kansas
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Lenexa, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Pretty cool little museum. There are several vintage planes and some memorabilia. Kids will probably be bored. The tour guides are really informative. It may be a little high price wise, but we enjoyed it.

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Shelby, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This museum is a lot smaller then I expected. I don't recommend this place if you have young kids as you have to follow a tour guide and they will be bored. There's a small room with airline memorabilia then the hanger which had about 5 planes we could see. I loved you could go in two of the planes... More 

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Salina, Kansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Bought a Groupon for $24 for 2 adults and 2 kids for a tour and pictures taken in on of the cock pits. I would not recommend the pilot simulator in the lobby which costs $10 per person. We had a good time and our tour guide, Bob, a volunteer, was GREAT!

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Overland Park, KS
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A great place to visit for any aviation fan. This is also listed as the NATIONAL AIRLINE HISTORY MUSEUM on their website..

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Overland Park, KS
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A must for visitors to the Kansas City area who enjoy the history of Airlines. It is located on the historic Kansas City Downtown (Wheeler) Airport. The airport goes back to the Lindberg days and was the original home of TWA. The museum has a small display area and video. The real highlight are the hanger with its flagship, a... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

One of the best things to see in KC, besides the Nelson Gallery . There is a DC-3, a Lockheed Super Constellation, that was flown until a few years ago, a Martin 404, a Lockheed 1011 (parked outside of the hangar) and various displays in the museum .

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Pelham, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you like vintage airliners then this is the place to go. Located at a hanger at the old Kansas City Airport, this organization has collected four vintage airliners. They are a Martin 404, Lockheed Constellation, DC-3 and an L-1011. The DC-3 and L1011 are being restored and the Constellation and 404 are operable. After a film on the history... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This museum is a little more specific in its focus than something like a Smithsonian but has potential. The highlights are the Martin 404 and Constellation aircraft in the hanger. You can get up close and personal and really get a feel for what the early days of aviation were like for both passengers and crew. The focus is clearly... More 

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San Jose, CA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a pretty little place, but what it lacks in display and information, it makes up in heart and enthusiasm. The only reason to go is to get the tour of the airplanes in the hanger and to hear the story about their restoration. Only takes about an hour to visit.

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Imperial, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Very informative guide with nice exhibits of old aircraft. A lot of good information around history of TWA

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