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Carolinas Aviation Museum

4672 First Flight Drive, Charlotte, NC
(704) 359-8442
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Ranked #10 of 83 Attractions in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Denver
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Miracle on the Hudson was really cool to see in person. The guides are great and eager to help and answer any question. We went on Museum Day which has a few added bonus activities for the kids which they loved.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We'll worth the trip. Very reasonably priced. Tons to see. Kids got to sit in multiple plane cockpits. Wife and I loved to see the Miracle on the Hudson plane. Great memory to be able to show the kids. Staff super friendly

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Houston, Texas, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My husband and I were staying at a hotel at the Charlotte airport, we had flown in for an NFL football game. We had some time to kill the day before the game and decided to go to the Aviation Museum. We were pleasantly surprised. The volunteers were helpful and knowledgeable and the planes on display were interesting and the... More

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York,SC
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18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I showed up at closing time, and they still let me in. They gave me my own personal private tour of the many aircraft and artifacts they have. The USAirways A320 that landed in the Hudson is here, as well as a beautifully-restored Piedmont Airlines DC-3. Highly recommended.

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Lake Wylie, SC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Very cool place to visit! We had no idea such an amazing place was so close to home! Seeing the "Miracle on the Hudson" was unbelievable-it IS a miracle that people survived that accident. Also, seeing the C130 that rescued hostages from Iran was a cool part of history.

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Hillsville, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Pleasantly surprised at this attraction. We took out 6 and 2 year old grandchildren and they really enjoyed it. It was interesting seeing the US Air plane that had landed in the Hudson River. With small children to watch, we were not able to read all of the information that accompanied each exhibit but there was a lot of information... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Hope I don't hurt any feelings, but this is a great place to take the little guys but most of all dad and grandpa. It has really grown and improved over the past few years so that now it really is worth the trip. Want to see the real Miracle on the Hudson? It's there.

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Charlotte, NC
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We just recently had an opportunity to visit the new museum. We had been to the old location many times but this new facility is what was needed for this museum to really show what it has. Of course the big thrill is seeing the US Airways "Miracle on the Hudson" A320 that crashed in the Hudson River. They've really... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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240 reviews 240 reviews
91 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Aviation Museums are somewht similar. As you travel, you will see the normal collection of WWI and WWII aircraft, recent military, and commercial airline historical planes. Having said that, what sets the Carolinas Museum apart from the others is that it houses the original U.S. Airways Airbus 300 that crash landed in the Hudson. To be able to see the... More

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Matthews, North Carolina
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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A lot of people don't know about this place and they should advertise more. It is so interesting and hands on for kids.

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