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American Airlines CR Smith Museum

4601 Highway 360, Fort Worth, TX 76155
817-967 -560
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Ranked #32 of 98 Attractions in Fort Worth
Type: Specialty Museums
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Burleson, TX
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It's tough finding affordable places to take kids in the summer. I have known about this museum for a long time but never looked into going until a few days ago. I took my 9 year old son and my mother mostly for a Lego Castle exhibit the museum was hosting. I won't say much about the lego exhibit because... More

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Arlington, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

have been numerous times and always neat to watch the short documentary about how American Airlines got started. Lots of display items to see with the showpiece being an origional DC-3 that you can walk into. They have a small gift shop with t-shirts, model plane kits, etc. There's a very small entrance fee but well worth it. If your... More

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133 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The museum covered the history of American Airlines from its beginnings as a mail carrier to a jet passenger airliner of modern day. Some of the uniforms were downright ugly but it was fascinating to see how things changed over the years. There was even a DC3 to climb into and see what early air travel was like. A children's... More

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Watertown, New York
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35 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

As a new employee, I very much enjoyed learning the history of the company I am working for. I loved the information and the interactive parts of the museum. The only down side was the old plane honestly smelled HORRIBLE. Like a lavatory.

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Chandler
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great place telling about the start of American Airlines and how I has progressed though the years. Lots of video clips telling a part of the airlines history and many relics accumulated over the years.

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Cartersville, Georgia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
60 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

A must see for anyone who loves to fly. Many hands on activities. Film and historic displays, including flight stewardess uniforms. Actual early airplane for people to see what early flight was like. Photo ops and gift shop. Easy parking,clean restrooms and handicap access. Fun for all ages.

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Dallas, TX
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The museum has artifacts and history exhibits for American Airlines. The largest item is a DC-3 aircraft. The exhibits are nicely presented. The museum is medium-sized - more accurately on the small side of medium. If you are associated with American Airlines or maybe any commercial airline occupation, this should be of interest. I'm not in the airline industry. But... More

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Dallas, Texas
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28 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Don't get me wrong, we learned some interesting facts about aviation - maybe I'm just not that impressed after coming from the Ross Perot Science Museum last week. The simulation was down when I was there :( so that also may explain my ratiings too. If you have smaller kids (ages 3-5), they'll love the Lego exhibit that currently going... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Esprcially since US Air is taking over AA this will preserve the heritage of what American irlines was. You can go there on a stopover at DFW if enough time. Its about 20 minutes each way from the airport to AA headquarters. Also hours may be limited so check first, think it might be volunteer staffed by AA retirees. But... More

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Decatur, Alabama
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Great to visit for those who have never visited or for those who like to think about how air travel has changed. Admission was just $7 and included an IMAX type movie. Also have an original DC-3 that you can enter and sit in the seats and think about when it would take hours and hours to get from one... More

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