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Airline History Museum

201 NW Lou Holland Drive, Kansas City, MO 64116-4223
800-513-9484, 816-421-3401
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Ranked #18 of 98 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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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We came here over spring break, as my two young sons love planes and are interested in being pilots. We got a private tour basically, as we were the only ones there at that time. It was very interesting and the planes were so neat. Or guide was so friendly and patient with my kids and took the time to... More

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Lake Winnebago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

If you are into planes and travels from the 30-60s, this is the museum for you. One of a few Connies still in existence, you get to go onboard as part of the tour. Our tour allowed the kids to sit in the cockpit. Tour guide was a former pilot, very friendly, it was just me and my kids on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

A groupon led us here. Knowledgeable docent, Bob, took us on a thorough, informative and interesting tour of Airline history in Kansas City and beyond. Touring the Connie was amazing. This is an interesting and worthwhile attraction for everyone!! Add it to must dos in Kansas City!

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

KC museum reviews missing plane crash artifacts Published: July 24, 2009 1:04 AM By The Associated Press MATT CAMPBELL (The Kansas City Star) KANSAS CITY, Mo. – KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The passenger plane that went missing in California was front page news in Kansas City back in 1938 because it involved the hometown airline. The Transcontinental and Western... More

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Lake Lotawana, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This is such a treasure in Kansas City. Known for a while as quite a hub for air travel and many airlines that have made Kansas City their home...the volunteers that can lead you through are wonderful and very passionate

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Definitely worth a visit for history & aviation fans . Staff is knowledgeable, with great stories. Good, wholesome attraction for the whole family and close to other museums.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We stopped by simply due to its proximity to the TWA Museum but it was a surprisingly wonderful part of our trip. The first-class seating in the theater gives you a brief history of commercial air transport and you can then enter into a small gallery area with models, uniforms, serviceware, etc. The real treasures are found in the hangar.... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

One of the highlights of my week stay here in gorgeous Kansas City. If you are a movie buff you will love the super Connie where Jim Carey filmed on this very aircraft (Ace Ventura Pet Detective plane scene "something on the wing") also Leonardo DiCaprio filmed with this aircraft for the "Aviator". I am a movie buff and an... More

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