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Southern Museum of Flight

4343 73rd St N, Birmingham, AL 35206-3642
+1 205-833-8226
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Small but Well Curated

Having a son who loves flight, this was his favorite place to go. It is also a fun place to take... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Odenville, Alabama
Nice displays

Visited while staying a weekend in Birmingham, it is well laid out, and has many aircraft on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charleston, West Virginia
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An aircraft hangar museum with exhibits of authentic old airplanes.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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4343 73rd St N, Birmingham, AL 35206-3642
+1 205-833-8226
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having a son who loves flight, this was his favorite place to go. It is also a fun place to take visitors. The price is also extremely reasonable!

Thank CDS2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited while staying a weekend in Birmingham, it is well laid out, and has many aircraft on display. A bit pricy, but the cost of such a unique venue is costly. I know as being a pilot and former aircraft owner that money 'IS' what...More

Thank H P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely musuem, very interesting. Fairly basic flight simulators BUT all free to use. Lovely staff. A great way to spend half a day.

Thank chris747
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here while in town and were very impressed. From the outside, it looks small but looks can be deceiving. When you walk in, you see just how big it really is. There is an admission but it's well worth it! I'm an aviation...More

Thank Devil505
Reviewed August 15, 2017

We stopped in on our way to Tuscaloosa and what a gem ! We were warmly greeted and chatted about local history as well as the University of Alabama.Once inside, we found an outstanding collection of planes and information on aviation history. We love the...More

Thank PAWatersFamily
Reviewed August 13, 2017

We visited this museum just to see historic airplanes and learn of the history of aviation as it relates to this area. It's great in that it's big enough, yet not too big. Enjoyed it thoroughly. There's quite a few aircraft displayed outside 1 or...More

Thank kilr0ywashere
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Learned more about Tuskegee airman then any other museums we have traveled to. Nice exhibition on the North Korea who brought the MiG 15 to the Americans. Never had heard the entire story. Nice collection of planes. Have many different flight simulators to test out.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Tons of beautiful vintage aircraft in this building. The staff is also very knowledgeable about everything inside. A play center is available for the little ones along with a flight simulator rooms.

Thank mneither2
Reviewed July 26, 2017

Not a very large museum, but interesting! Male and female exhibits to view. Simulators, kids play area, and kids can actually sit in some of the air crafts. Small gift shop. Very friendly staff ! Don't miss the outside air crafts down the street as...More

Thank vincent
Reviewed July 19, 2017

This place is truly a hidden gem in Birmingham, AL! It's a great place to take the family and learn some history.. .It was very, very interesting. Alos, the tickets are not that expensive... Go check it out on a hot, cold, or rainy day...

Thank Beachin_B
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August 3, 2017|
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Response from vincent | Reviewed this property |
Check BirminghamGroupon. We had a party of 8 and was able to get 8 tickets @ $28.00. It averaged out to $3.50 a ticket. Groupon offered a discount on top of that. So for 8 admission around $25.00 which was a good deal.
Matt L
August 30, 2016|
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Response from metorresf | Reviewed this property |
Hi Matt You can walk the museum in about one hour but it depends on how a fan you are and if you are taking children My husband loves aviation so we spent more than two hours inside.
Claudetta M
December 23, 2015|
Response from ace123j | Property representative |
That exhibit is the Korean War Jets exhibit. The defecting pilot was Lt. No Kum Sok, know as Ken Rowe when he became an American citizen. Ken is 85 years old now. I talk with him several times a year.