We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Airline History Museum

Specialty museums, Museums
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 201 NW Lou Holland Drive, Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone Number: 816-421-3401
Website
Today
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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".
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 47 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Most recent review
The heyday of passenger flight

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Denise B
,
Kansas City, Missouri
Add Photo Write a Review

47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Kansas City, Missouri
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fair Lawn, New Jersey, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

For those of us who grew up[ in the 1950's the Lockheed Super Constellation was perhaps (and still is) the most beautiful airplane ever. Here is a chance to see one that can still fly. There are few left. Good staff and well worth the few dollars some interesting takes on airline consolidation over the years. Boy do I miss... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
West Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Small and kind of shop-worn, this museum starts with a video on TWA and early American air travel: Kind of History Channel-ish, although you do get to sit in First Class airline seats! The hangar features various aircraft in various stages of refurbishment, so some you will not be climbing aboard. A highlight is the restored airliner complete with economy... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lenexa, Kansas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Shelby, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salina, Kansas
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Overland Park, KS
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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..

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Overland Park, KS
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 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 .

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Pelham, Alabama
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Airline History Museum also viewed

 

Been to Airline History Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Airline History Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?