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Carolinas Aviation Museum

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Address: 4672 First Flight Drive, Charlotte, NC
Phone Number: (704) 359-8442
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This attraction is at Douglas Airport

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Nice little museum

Interesting exhibits on aviation. They did a really nice job with the "Miracle on the Hudson". The gift shop also has some nice things in it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Interesting exhibits on aviation. They did a really nice job with the "Miracle on the Hudson". The gift shop also has some nice things in it.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I have visited this museum several times over the last few years. We always try to bring visitors while they are here. I never tire of seeing new exhibits and revisiting the familiar ones that still seem new. Always something more to see. So much fun to just wander and and enjoy with others. The gift shop has a variety... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The museum is located inside a hangar, on a winding road near the airport. I have visited several museums of aircraft, large and small, but to me this is special. They have a section called "Miracle of the Hudson". See the plane, some of its contents and read in detail about the history of US Airways flight 1549 is priceless.... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had some time to kill before our flight out of Charlotte. The museum is a short drive away and can be visited without committing more than an hour or so. There are a number of interesting aircraft, inside and out, but "Sully's Plane" was the most interesting to us. Film coverage and salvaged gear and luggage are included in... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Took my kids - we really enjoyed it. Seeing the Miracle on the Hudson plane is so worth the trip. Really stunning to see the plane, items from the plane.....it's just amazing. Kids liked the other planes/helicopters too. Nice, easy family visit. Doesn't take long to go through - great outing.

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Tallahassee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great display. It's actually amazing to learn how many people contributed to the miracle that day. And you get to sit in the cockpit of two other planes.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We loved the museum. I think it is a great opportunity for kids and those interested in aviation. The admission seemed a little high for a self-guided tour, though. This museum is worth a visit.

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Cornelius, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Cool aviation museum with Sully's plane as the centerpiece was fantastic. That truly was a miracle and it is great to see the plane and read the stories of the folks involved. Worth the hour investment. Also check out the CLT observation parking lot and watch the plane take off and land.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Wow!! Excellent. A great selection of aircraft to look at....together with lots of information. It even has the plane that landed on The Hudson River! Overall a fascinating history of aviation.

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Chapin, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Greta exhibits, wonderful staff. Lots of military and civilian planes. Definitely recommend! You get to watch planes land and take off, and even hear the control tower! Wonderful for any plan enthusiast.

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Address: 4672 First Flight Drive, Charlotte, NC
Phone Number: (704) 359-8442
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte

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