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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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12:00 pm - 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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Very Good Small Museum

A must-visit if you are interested in how aviation helped develop the settlement of Alaska. Viewed informative film and the planes on display on the museum grounds.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Dearborn, Michigan
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Dearborn, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A must-visit if you are interested in how aviation helped develop the settlement of Alaska. Viewed informative film and the planes on display on the museum grounds.

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Creve Coeur, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Be certain to view the historical movie on WWII We learned things we never knew about the war, and more! The history on Alaska, its pilots and people were fascinating.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

If you're an aviation fan, don't miss this little museum at Lake Hood just outside the Anchorage International Airport. Parking can be a bit tricky - be careful not to drive along the taxiway. I recommend making a loop around the entire Lake Hood seaplane base to look at all the float planes and watch some planes in action. Then... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Very evocative collection of planes and engines. Next to airport and handy to visit on the way out. Nice park to watch the coming and going of the present fleet of seaplanes. Some interesting mementos for sale in shop.

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california
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

If you like aviation, you will enjoy this museum. Amphibious aircraft are special. The drive here goes past a large sea base for private planes. Worth every minute. The museum is a little rustic, but very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We spent a couple of hours at the museum. The employees are very knowledgeable and the museum has hundreds of Alaskan aviation artifacts.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The museum has a lot of history and pictures of early Alaskan flying,old aircraft that have been restored,simulators etc.

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Winder, Georgia, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My husband is a pilot and is completely enthralled with anything related to aviation history. The artifacts just ooze history and are very well arranged. We found it very interesting and a good value.

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Monroe, Utah
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I loved the service and information at this museum. We even got to watch the recovery team work on one of the planes. It was so interesting and informative. Keep up the good work!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

There are examples of restored aircraft throughout the two warehouses, that explain the unique of role of aviation in Alaska throughout the years. Anyone who likes aviation, is a pilot, or just likes history will enjoy this visit. It is close to the airport, adjacent to Lake Hood.

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