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Carolinas Aviation Museum

4672 First Flight Drive, Charlotte, NC
(704) 359-8442
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Ranked #10 of 82 Attractions in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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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 NEW

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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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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Had grandson (10 years old) today and dropped by this very cool place . I was a little apprehensive taking a 10 year old, but I asked him to rate it ... He gave it a 10 :) to my delight. It's educational but still very cool .Every 30 min they take you outside to tour some of the bigger... More

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Roselle Park, New Jersey
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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My wife and I viewed the website and paid the admission fee, only to find out most of the planes were in another hanger and due to a TSA rule we were unable to see other planes on the tarmac that the website states you can see. We were a little disappointed in the price of the admission fee and... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Travel through time with aircraft of all kinds. Miracle on the Hudson is a must see. Sit in the cockpit of a jet fighter and see how really tight the fit is !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I love airplanes and this place was very interesting to learn about flight fifteen-forty-nine U.S. Airways. The only two reasons that i thought could have been better were the price and the fact that if your about to fly somewhere is not so great because after the visit you will not want to fly somewhere for at least three weeks.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What better way to spend a summer Sunday afternoon than visit this superb museum. Ameirica's aviation history comes alive inside this massive museum, with each artefact maintained in impeccable condition. Both civil and miliraty aircrafts are here on display, with a large Sea King chopper, probably used in the Vietnam war catching all the attention. Among other military aircrafts are... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

After viewing the wreckage from US Airways Flight 1549 which was successfully guided and landed onto the Hudson River by Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger, III, you'll never want to fly with anyone else. It was a miracle! Thank God for mercy.

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Eastermar, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This was such fun for our family. It was mostly indoors, and was raining, so it was a good idea. My 3 kids loved seeing all the aircraft up close, and they could even get in a couple of them. Lots of information about each one, and very current. Theres a little giftshop, and they involve the kids with a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I have been there a few times! The centerpiece is the "Miracle on the Hudson" plane! It is very interesting to see this plane and see the videos and pictures of the events of that day!

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