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Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

4721 Aircraft Drive, Anchorage, AK 99502
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Ranked #20 of 103 Attractions in Anchorage
Activities: Antiquing
Description: Visitors can view old wrecked planes in a restored hanger.
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Anchorage, Alaska
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Since so much of Alaska's history involves flight, this is a very cool place to go. There are all kinds of planes to explore and some wonderful exhibits of historical flying! If you like planes, beware, this takes more than a couple of hours if you plan on visiting the outdoor exhibits!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

While you wander through the museum and check out it's amenities, you will love what they have done both inside and outside with the planes and displays. The top of an old tower sits just waiting for you to check it out and the Alaska Airlines jet is really cool! There are some interactive displays that kids will enjoy too.

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Bay Minette, Alabama
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The future display of the WWII Catalina brought back memories of a visit to Andora Norway in the early 60'ties while flying the Navy P2V 5 Neptune. Seeing the accomplishments of all the "bush" pilots was amazing. I recommend this museum for everyone. Don't forget hanger 2

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

If you like planes and are interested in early flight in one of the most unforgiving environments in the world, this is for you. What a lovely museum. The history of the bush pilots is fascinating. Great spot!

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Bellflower, California, USA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

While in Anchorage I decided to pay a visit to The Alaska Aviation Museum and needless to say I was not disappointed! Flight is so critical to the Alaskan way of life that a person can get a pilots license before they can drive a car or vote here I'm Alaska. This museum is a nod to all the fliers... More

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190 reviews 190 reviews
15 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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124 helpful votes 124 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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113 reviews 113 reviews
20 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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