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Carolinas Aviation Museum

4672 First Flight Drive, Charlotte, NC
(704) 359-8442
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Ranked #9 of 76 attractions in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
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Durham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We hadn't been to the museum in several years and decided to go on a rainy day while we were in Charlotte. We were surprised to find "Flight 1549 - Miracle on the Hudson" plane there. The day we went; there was one of the survivors there telling about his experience as well as several films playing about the event.... More

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Fort Mill, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I am surprised the Carolinas Aviation Museum isn't better known. If we hadn't seen a daily deal to visit, I'm not sure we would've thought to give it a try. It is very well done with several actual planes, including the unrestored jet from Flight 1549. I was impressed with the detailed information related to each plane on display. There... More

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Silver Spring
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I didn't expect much from this little museum so I was pleasantly surprised to find that we could easily lose at least 2 hours just walking around. Of course the US Airways "Miracle on the Hudson" was a special treat! It is incredibly well done with lots of pictures and commentary on everything from the flight and landing to the... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

This museum is small but it's really neat. The Miracle on the Hudson is the best part. To see the actual plane that was pulled from the Hudson River is amazing. There is also a great video showing the events that happened on the day of the crash and interviews with passengers. The admission is a bit expensive but we... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

It was the first time I visited an aircraft museum. The museum is truly amazing. A great treat for people who love aircrafts including kids.

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Jacksonville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We spent a couple of hours at the museum today. Located on the grounds of the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, the museum displays the "Miracle on the Hudson" US Airways jet which miraculously landed in the Hudson River. The museum is a must for all aviation enthusiasts! Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for students.

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Matthews, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Museum is no longer in their original location. While the exhibits are polished and things are updated, the ambience of the old location and its history are missing.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We stopped by the museum on our way home and spent about 2 hours there. The kids really enjoyed seeing the planes and sitting in the two cockpits. It was surreal to see the Miracle on the Hudson plane along with the video and the accompanying displays. The museum staff was friendly and helpful, and their love of aviation and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Definitely not a museum if you're on a budget but overall it was nice but relatively small. It interesting to learn all about the Hudson River plane crash. Seemed like a lot of their stuff is on loan from the Marine Corps History Museum not sure if it is a mainstay to this museum or not.

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spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

As a retired commercial pilot this was a must to see if in the area. Not the biggest Museum of its type I have been to but very well laid out with some very interesting aircraft pieces on show . Well done.

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