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Carolinas Aviation Museum

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Address: 4672 First Flight Drive, Charlotte, NC
Phone Number: (704) 359-8442
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Fan of Captain Sully's? A must see

My husband came here only because we are fan of Captain Sullenberger and his heroic efforts saving the lives of his crew and passengers with the "Miracle on the Hudson." I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Melbourne, Florida

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Very interesting place where you can see real air crafts from very close, or even board some decommissioned ones. It's a small place, not very thrilling, but still interesting.

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Displays on the "Miracle on the Hudson" are especially well done. Other planes seem a bit crammed in - photos can be a challenge. Planes outside weren't accessible during our visit - check before going.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Paid about $10 a person to go into this museum. Was thinking there would be people around to share with you some interesting facts or have something hands on to do. Very neat to see all the different kinds of planes but I wouldn't recommend to someone who isn't that into it.

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Melbourne, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My husband came here only because we are fan of Captain Sullenberger and his heroic efforts saving the lives of his crew and passengers with the "Miracle on the Hudson." I personally wasn't interested in anything else there but seeing US Airways Flight 1549. This did not disappoint depicting what happened on 1/15/09. Way to go, Sully!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Museum was ok.. Not much information about the flights.. I guess the " Miracle on the Hudson" was the only one interested the kids.. Again could have been better.. I wish there was more illumination though. It was one big dark room

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Oak City, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great museum and reasonably priced. One can easily learn the basics of flight. Variety of air craft on display. The highlight is the exhibit for "The Miracle on the Hudson". Excellent display covers all aspects of the flight and rescue of 155 people. Seeing the actual plane is amazing, as are the plans adjacent to the museum. I'd allow a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This was a great little museum. I am not generally a museum person, but this was very interesting & small. The Miracle on the Hudson was fascinating. It is very reasonably priced as well. Enjoyable easy morning thing to do.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Interesting exhibits on aviation. They did a really nice job with the "Miracle on the Hudson". The gift shop also has some nice things in it.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I have visited this museum several times over the last few years. We always try to bring visitors while they are here. I never tire of seeing new exhibits and revisiting the familiar ones that still seem new. Always something more to see. So much fun to just wander and and enjoy with others. The gift shop has a variety... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The museum is located inside a hangar, on a winding road near the airport. I have visited several museums of aircraft, large and small, but to me this is special. They have a section called "Miracle of the Hudson". See the plane, some of its contents and read in detail about the history of US Airways flight 1549 is priceless.... More 

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