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Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

4721 Aircraft Drive, Anchorage, AK 99502
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Ranked #21 of 102 Attractions in Anchorage
Activities: Antiquing
Description: Visitors can view old wrecked planes in a restored hanger.
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180 reviews 180 reviews
15 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you have a three hour plus layover at Anchorage airport, take a short taxi ride to the Aviation Museum on Airport Road next to Rust's. Located in converted aircraft hangars, the museum recounts the exploits of the bush pilots who opened up access to remote outposts of the Alaskan wilderness in the first half of the twentieth century. The... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Had out of town guest who loved the organized displays, the history of aviation importance in Alaska. They were told they could go thru in about one hour. Better plan 2 to really enjoy. Their gifts hope is nice and geared toward aviation. It is located right on Lake Hood one of the largest float plane airports in the USA.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The Alaska Aviation Museum, although having a range of aircraft on display, is more directed at the background of the bush pilots and the history of aviation in Alaska. I have visited many aviation museums around the world and found this museum very interesting and informative. I can certainly recommend this museum to aviation enthusiasts as it gives a good... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I guess I just expect more since I have experienced the Air Force Museum in Dayton, this by far is much smaller, but it does offer some background into aviation of Alaska so if you are looking into something like that, by all means you will enjoy this place, they also have a plane that oddly enough the Air Force... More

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Manchester UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Situated just before the airport and on the shores of Lake Hood. Plenty of free parking and a reasonable adult admission rate of $10. The complex consists of three buildings with a number of larger aircraft on display outside.. The largest of these is a Boeing B737 donated by Alaska Airlines. One of the hangars is a restoration area, and... More

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Wasilla, Alaska
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The flight simulator was their favorite part of the museum. We were there for a coupe of hours and our family really enjoyed reading about the history of flight in the great state of Alaska.

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Husband enjoys aviation history and thought they had a real good selection of planes and information.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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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
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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
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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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