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Airline History Museum

201 NW Lou Holland Drive, Kansas City, MO 64116
816-421-3401
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Ranked #22 of 100 Attractions in Kansas City
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: Airline history museum at Kansas City airport devoted to saving and preserving old aircraft, including "connies".
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Rogers, Arkansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Missouri City, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Enjoyed hearing about the history of our airlines. Got to go inside some of the oldest existing commercial airplanes in the US. Great experience!

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Raleigh,NC
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Located on the back side of the downtown airport, the museum is a good place to see flying history from the 60s. More than likely you will get a personal tour by one of the volunteers. Bob is the President and knew a lot about the flying history of these old aircraft. You get a short video of TWA and... More

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Kansas City
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

It doesn't have to be an all day event, but it is very interesting. I am in the airline industry so for me it is very fun to visualize the Flying before my time. The volunteers are amazing.

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Junction City, Kansas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My wife and I visited during Memorial Day weekend. Fortunately, we happened to visit on an "open house" day and admission was free. The volunteers and staff were very friendly and very great at explaining the exhibits. Unfortunately, the museum was not as big and did not have as many artifacts as I had hoped. There were two old planes... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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96 reviews 96 reviews
36 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This museum is small but well done. It is tucked in a hangar in the far corner of the Downtown Airport. There are displays of the days when flying was more of a luxury, meals served on real dishes, and small favors were given out to passengers. The requirements to be a flight attendant were interesting. They have several planes,... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great 2 hour tour with restored vintage old prop planes including a Constellation. Some planes you can actually get into.

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Dallas, Texas
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780 reviews 780 reviews
112 attraction reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Most museums are look no touch the airplane museum is the exact opposite. You get to board the Connie and walk around inside. To think there use to he leg room on airplanes. Guide was extremely knowledgable about all the planes and there history. Great tour with a great museum.

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