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

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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Mooresville
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

They have a nice collection of planes here but not a whole lot of interactive things for the kiddos. Once you make a loop around the building you're pretty much done. I thought the $12 adult ticket was a bit overpriced for the experience. Nice employees and worth a look if you're interested in the history of flight.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I simply like to go here especially being an airplane enthusiast. It is amazing how they keep the original Flight 1549 N106US here for all of Charlotte and Beyond to come and look at. Except the fact that the museum itself is basically an un air conditioned hangar on a runway strip at Charlotte Douglas Intl. They do have fans... More

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a must stop if you are in the Charlotte, NC area. Besides the beautiful DC-3 it also has the Airbus A320 Flight 1549 that landed in the Hudson a.k.a. "The Miracle on the Hudson". It has multiple fighter jets and other aircraft inside and three aircraft on the ramp that on certain days you can tour. The three... More

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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111 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Here you can see many vintage planes from WWII to present. Small charge to visit. the hanger is not air conditioned, so it can be a bit steamy. Surprised to see Flt 1549, from the "Miracle on the Hudson". the plane had its wings and tail removed to trailer it here for display, what a task that must have been.... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is one of the best aviation museums we have seen. When friends from out of town are visiting we always take them there. Needless to say their favorite part is the Miracle on the Hudson aircraft that was forced to make a water landing in the Hudson River when it hit a flock of geese. It send chills up... More

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Milton, Delaware
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37 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We've made several trips to Charlotte over the years but never took the time to visit this museum. I'm really glad we finally took the time to tour it and see the collection of aircraft displayed. Impressive collection for a small museum. My grandsons (ages 4 & 13) both enjoyed it.

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East Syracuse, New York
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173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This museum I would call small/medium. The total number of a/c is 18 or 19. Nine are jets from 1945 up the 80's-Lockheed P-80 to a Grumman Tomcat. Early a/c are a Wright Flyer-replica- 30's Stearman Kaydet trainer. From the 60's - McDonnell Douglas AV-8 Harrier, Ling-Temce Vought Corsair 11,, Douglas A-4 Skyhawk & McDonnell Plamton 11 Outside area F-102... More

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Troy, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

A very nice museum very near the Charlotte Int. Airport. Many different types of civilian, military and historic aircraft. An easy drive from the airport, taxi probably not too expensive from the airport if you have a few hours to spare. You can see an Eastern Airlines DC-7B from the C Terminal (I believe). That's how close it is. Well... More

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