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Carolinas Aviation Museum

4672 First Flight Drive, Charlotte, NC
(704) 359-8442
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Ranked #11 of 83 Attractions in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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York,SC
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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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6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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91 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Mountain City, Tennessee
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The museum was a pleasant surprise. The volunteers were knowledgeable and answered questions, provided good information. Had plenty of time to visit the displays. Always enjoy hearing and seeing the Miracle on the Hudson story. Amazing that no one perished that day. Thankful that Captain Sully and his crew were on the job, especially after seeing the damage to the... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I took my sons here over spring break, along with another family and their boys. It was a great museum. I had been told it was small and not to expect much, but we were pleasantly surprised! The boys had a great time. There were several planes you could get in and the staff was great about showing them how... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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98 reviews 98 reviews
43 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Since my father worked in The Industry (that is to say, for an airline), I have had some exposure to planes for a good part of my life, whether I wanted to or not. And while I am not usually a fan of many museums, one that promises aviation information is generally going to be at least marginally more interesting... More

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