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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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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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A must for aviation buffs.

Interesting Aviation museum right on the lake with constant float plane activity. Many old aircraft, some still undergoing restoration. A former control tower with the live audio... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Las Vegas, NV
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Interesting Aviation museum right on the lake with constant float plane activity. Many old aircraft, some still undergoing restoration. A former control tower with the live audio from the nearby general aviation control tower.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We had several hours of time after we checked out and saved the trip to this museum until our final day in Alaska. We checked out luggage at a special place in the airport as the ticket counter was not open until 2 hours before the flight. You can take an airport shuttle to the museum. We did not know... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Small aircraft but big thinkers opened up Alaska to the world. Many planes on display in a lovely setting on the shores of Lake Hood, many personal stories of the "Hall of Fame" of Alaska's pilots, many of whom came to sad ends trying to devlop their dreams.

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

What a great find. It was very informative about the early aviation history in Alaska. It is not a large museum. The renovated early aircrafts were amazing.certainly well worth seeing if you are interested in aviation history especially bush Alaska aviation history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Aside from the obvious pleasure of seeing so many pieces of Alaskan aviation history in one place, there is also the advantage that you are likely to meet some of the people who are restoring the birds. Unlike larger museums staffed with workers who know enough to answer basic questions, many of the people who you will find are pilots,... More 

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Cary, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This Museum was in a good location with other things to see in the area. Although we only spent about an hour here, we saw some very interesting things.

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Athens, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A small, hidden gem near the airport! The fee was modest, and included a one-hour video explaining Alaska's little known history during WW2. Lots of very interesting planes, with descriptions for those of use who might not understand the importance. Most fun is sitting in the tower and watching the planes take off from the lake.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

One hour in long enough to get around this museum. Nice to see a Mudhen version of a 737 unique to Alaska. Lots of historic skis and engines to look at.

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Hamilton, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This was a great stop for the aviation buff. I thought it was well laid out and I was pleasantly surprised at how much of Alaska Aviation history was presented. There were a bunch of different aviation pioneers showcased. Outside one of the hangers was dedicated to military aircraft. There was also a hanger that had a plane restored by... More 

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Albuquerque
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I was disappointed at the price and the size. Being in the general aviation business for 40+ years it wasn't what I thought it would be

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Additional Information about Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

Address: Address: 4721 Aircraft Drive, Anchorage, AK 99502
Phone Number: 907-248-5325
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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