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“Surprisingly nice.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

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
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Owner description: Visitors can view old wrecked planes in a restored hanger.
Palm Harbor, FL
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“Surprisingly nice.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Really a good look at the history of aviation in Alaska and how important it has been, and still is, to the people that live here.

Visited June 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Good amount of planes, not too much reading”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

My boyfriend is a self-described airplane nerd, so this was a must stop on our trip.

There were displays about commercial airlines as well as the bush pilots (and a small military display) - all were interesting to me. They presented fact and artifacts without using too much verbiage (you know when you leave a museum and fell like all you've done is read a book?!). Even if you can't touch the airplanes on display you can get very, very close and look inside them. I enjoyed the variety of planes on display. For a small museum they really have a lot. Some are in different states of repair, but I still found them all interesting to look at.

The whole museum probably took us a little over an hour to get through. We also sat and watched the seaplanes taking off and landing. Not sure that it's worth the $10 admission if you aren't fairly interested in aviation or history of bush pilots. It's a bit far from everything else folks might want to see in Anchorage, but it's location by the airport make it an easy stop before taking your flight out of Anchorage.

Visited July 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“A little gem.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Not the most visited museum but well worth a tour. Lots of amazing information about the first seaplane flights and Alaskan airways. Great fun getting to go onboard an old passenger plane and seeing the decor. Times HAVE changed! Very friendly lady in charge she was a gem too. Would have been nice with a cafe!!

Visited June 2013
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Lilburn, Georgia
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“Nice if you are really into aviation”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This little museum was hard to find as it is tucked away near the International Airport and Float Plane Harbor. It had displays on famous Alaskan aviators, some films, a couple of flight simulators and a few airplanes. I most enjoyed the film about Alaska's role in WW II as I was unaware of most of this history. This museum was a good way to fill some time before we headed to the airport to catch our flight home, but I don't think I would have made a special trip there otherwise.

Visited June 2013
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Conyers, GA
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“Worth the price of admission”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Great overview of the importance of aviation to Alaska. There is something here for all ages, movies static displays, restorations in progress, even a full sized 737 to walk thru.

Visited May 2013
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