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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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A gem alongside Lake Hood

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Eagle River, Alaska
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Eagle River, Alaska
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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 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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13 helpful votes 13 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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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
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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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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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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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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The aviation museum is very interesting. It has excellent displays of historic aircrafts and old aviation artifacts that date back to the war. My favorite is the old float exhibit. They also have a virtual flight simulator as well as additional hangars with old aircrafts is different stages of restoration. The staff is very friendly and eager to share stories.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

From more modern civilian to military history and in between, there is a wide range of aircraft in varying stages of restoration. Informative sections relating to Alaskan involvement in the wars. Great gift shop - especially if you want a souvenir Tee or hoodie for Lake Hood. It was the only place we could find selling Lake Hood souvenirs. Not... More 

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