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American Airlines CR Smith Museum

4601 Highway 360, Fort Worth, TX 76155
817-967 -560
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Ranked #33 of 99 Attractions in Fort Worth
Type: Specialty Museums
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Nice way to spend a few hours learning about American Airlines. They have a DC 3 on display to show you what flying was like back in the beginning. Their timeline of how the company has grow is amazing will all sorts of details. If you have some time before catching your flight out of DFW, visit the American Airlines... More

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Burleson, TX
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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