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Carolinas Aviation Museum

4672 First Flight Drive, Charlotte, NC
(704) 359-8442
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Ranked #10 of 58 Attractions in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Nashville, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The best museums tell stories rather than just displaying artifacts. The Miracle on the Hudson is a great story that is told very well at this museum. There are several other good planes, but single plaques don't tell much story for them. It is not a large museum so an hour is enough.

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Charlotte, NC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A great little known area in CLT that has been a historical site for flight. All aircraft types. Plus the most important the Miracle on the Hudson A/C after it's water landing that let all passengers survive. Thanks to the crew for all their professionalism and training.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great amenities and well kept facility. Employees are well instructed and very friendly. Is an interesting place for adults and kids. The opportunity to see the Jet that went in to the Hudson River in NYC is just amaizing.

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Charlotte
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The aviation museum is a blast and a great value ($12/general admission). A nice big hangar with about two dozen planes of various types and ages. You can actually climb into a sea plane, the cockpit of a fighter jet and the cockpit of a commercial airliner. View many other complete planes of all sizes. You get to be very... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A very nice place to visit on a Sunday afternoon. The miracle on the Hudson exhibit was very detailed. The people that work there ( I think are volunteers ) are super friendly and extremely knowledgeable. A great learning experience for all ages.

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NC
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have wanted to visit the museum for years and typically think of it when I am on the runway taking off. I had some free time and checked it out recently and was pleasantly surprised. First of all the staff exceptional from the minute you walk in the door everyone is willing to answer questions and you can tell... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The entrance fee was riduclously high for a musuem that has only about 5 planes on display.Nice to see the miracle on the Hudson plane" but not worth the price for a look that took about 30 seconds. The they had a w II Bomber that you can climb inside the an entrance the size of the wheel well and... More 

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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87 reviews 87 reviews
50 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This small museum is worth every penny and moment you spend here. My husband I both had past ties to air travel and therefore enjoy looking at older planes and how it all began. Little did we realize that the USAir Flight 1549 - the Miracle On The Hudson was on display here. The plane and it's historical flight information... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Interesting information about the planes and aviation. Large hangar with cool planes to view and tour; some with Cockpit views for the kids to enjoy . Includes commercial, military and private planes and helicopters. Nice to see other types of planes in a museum besides military. Miracle on the Hudson plain and videos are would be worth the visit. My... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It has some great planes in the hangar, about an hour 1/2 visit is probably long enough. We enjoyed the full size planes.

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