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Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

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Address: 4721 Aircraft Drive, Anchorage, AK 99502
Phone Number: 907-248-5325
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This attraction is at Anchorage Intl Airport
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Antiquing
Description: Visitors can view old wrecked planes in a restored hanger.

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Not you'd Smithsonian, and doesn't try to be. Just a great place to get a dose of Alaskan aviation history!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped in here while waiting for our flight to Denali. It was pretty neat to see, cool sitting in the fake control tower watching the planes take off from hood lake. They also had a flight simulator which cost 5$ for 5 min. It was pretty good quite realistic. Good time killer waiting for tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Not you'd Smithsonian, and doesn't try to be. Just a great place to get a dose of Alaskan aviation history!

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Morristown, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A good effort, but if you've been to Dayton, Dulles, or McMinnville, Oregon, it isn't nearly as extensive. They did have a Catalina PBY, though it has not yet been restored.

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Belgrade, Montana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

1/2 price would have been more than it was worth. $15 a person is ridiculous. Even my pilot hubby thought it was lame. Costed nearly the same for the huge aviation museum in Seattle, which was much more enjoyable. If you still choose to go take a coat. They add insult to injury by turning on fans in an already... More 

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My husband and I had several hours to kill before our flight out of Anchorage. He loves planes...I indulge his love for planes. When we discovered that there is free shuttle transportation from the airport terminal to the museum, it was a done deal. The museum does a good job focusing on the unique role of aviation in Alaskan history.... More 

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Culver City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I've been to more than my fair share of aviation museums. This one was different because there was so much that concerns flying in Alaska, especially bush piloting. Lots about the early days of flying in Alaska. It's right on Lake Hood, and even if you have no interest in aviation, it's really fun to watch the plains taking off... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The early history of aviation in Alaska is thoroughly explored with lots of stories of the early pioneers. There is a 55 minute film available to watch, a restoration area, and a gift shop. A static display stands outside along with the remains of the original control tower cap.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Very nice exhibit. Historical equipment on display, you get e real feel for the kind of people it took to fly in the day. Need more of those kind of people nowadays!

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San Jose, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Since my husband is a private pilot, we have visited many aviation museums. I must say that this is one of the best aviation museums that we have visited. There are many planes and aviation equipment to see. There are also many interesting historical items to view. The location on Lake Hood is amazing. We really enjoyed our visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The museum is small put packed with exhibits and informations, also the outside viewing area has some great planes and you can watch sea planes come and go the whole time from the viewing deck

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