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Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

4721 Aircraft Drive, Anchorage, AK 99502
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Ranked #22 of 102 attractions in Anchorage
Activities: Antiquing
Description: Visitors can view old wrecked planes in a restored hanger.
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Anchorage, Alaska
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A great little Museum to visit while you are in Anchorage. The history and interactive displays are great for young and old alike.

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Falls Village, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We enjoyed seeing all of the airplanes and airplane parts (wings from WWII, old airplane skis and the shop, where they are rebuilding planes. Well worth the trip!

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Heber Springs, Arkansas
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Very large museum, which includes a flight simulator our teens had fun playing. There are restoration projects in process that you can see as they are worked on. Loads on history in those buildings. Plan to stay awhile, there is a lot to read.

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Hartford, CT
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16 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I like planes and engines, so I enjoyed this museum. The highlight was stepping outside and being able to climb into the landing gear compartment of the old Alaska Airlines aircraft they have on site. I also liked the cutaway of the B727 cockpit. I can see how this place would be a bore if you're not 'into' this sort... More

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Simi Valley, California
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50 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Hubby & I stopped by the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum and it was very very interesting. Lots of very old planes that were used for transportation around Alaska many many years ago. ( Pretty scary looking ). There are movies, pieces of history all over the buildings and lots to look at. Well worth your time if your love aviation... More

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Chehalis, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This was a great museum that had many different types of plans on display. It is specially talked about Alaskan history and aviation. My husband enjoyed talking to the curator about his time spent on Adak Island and the airline that would take him on and off the island and into Anchorage. I think my husband was able to look... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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108 reviews 108 reviews
30 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Alaska Aviation (Heritage) Museum is certainly worth a visit, particularly if one is into airplanes and early Alaskan aviation history. Indeed, Alaska does have a rich aviation background since it is so dependent upon air transport due to the absence of a comprehensive highway/road system. The museum is located in a prime location on the south shore of Lake... More

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Hambergen, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The exhibition is interesting and there is much to see. Airplanes from different decades are displayed, videos, photographs and models show the history about how Alaska and its remote areas were (and are) supplied with everything people are in need of in their villages. I was impressed by the hard job a bush pilot has to do. If you are... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Went to this museum with high expectations, but was very disappointed for the amount of money you pay for entry. I have to say I'm a photographer and the possibilities for photography are limited and restricted. The collection of memorabilia of aviation in Alaska is great. History is explained and gives you a nice insight. The aircraft not so much.... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I have several guest during the summer months and when they leave, we go to the airport early and check in and then grab lunch and visit the Alaska Aviation Museum. Always a highlight of the visit to Alaska. If the weather is good, enjoy your lunch on the lawn watching the float planes take off and land on Lake... More

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