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Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

4721 Aircraft Drive, Anchorage, AK 99502
907-248-5325
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Ranked #16 of 87 Attractions in Anchorage
Type: Museums
Activities: Antiquing
Owner description: Visitors can view old wrecked planes in a restored hanger.
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Type: Museums
Activities: Antiquing
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Visitors can view old wrecked planes in a restored hanger.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Savannah, Georgia
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4 attraction reviews
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Anchorage, Alaska
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 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
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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
3 attraction reviews
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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207 reviews 207 reviews
15 attraction reviews
229 helpful votes 229 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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