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Southern Museum of Flight

4343 73rd St N, Birmingham, AL 35206-3642
+1 205-833-8226
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I love stopping here and seeing the aviation history. There is a good assortment of aircraft and... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2017
Fort Payne, Alabama
Take flight!

A great choice for an afternoon stroll and a good place to learn about airplanes. Simulators and a... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2017
Wilson, North Carolina
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4343 73rd St N, Birmingham, AL 35206-3642
+1 205-833-8226
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Reviewed March 3, 2017

I love stopping here and seeing the aviation history. There is a good assortment of aircraft and tons of information.

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Reviewed February 4, 2017

A great choice for an afternoon stroll and a good place to learn about airplanes. Simulators and a Hall of fame with some historic value.

Thank germannstephen
Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

This museum is divided in several sections general aviation, CAP, Alabama hall of fame and military. Also off site two blocks are more airplanes stored exposed to the elements. The exhibits were well documented. It takes about two hours to do a tour.

Thank czbrat1
Reviewed January 18, 2017

I've lived in Birmingham all my life and only recently visited (as an adult) and really loved it. Great exhibit on the Tuskegee Airmen and exhibits on flight in Birmingham and in general. Simulators for kids to try out - really enjoyable - took about...More

Thank mlwtef
Reviewed January 6, 2017

Surprised I have never visited here before. Wasn't aware of its existence. Son is an airplane buff and he loved it. Nice size museum, with numerous planes and helicopters. Good videos about Vietnam war and WWII throughout, and Tuskogee airmen exhibit. Several simulators to use...More

Thank southern10
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

This was a fun stop on our visit. Doesn't cost too much to see the planes and play in the simulators.

Thank Bryan A
Reviewed December 13, 2016

This place is fun! We had a work meeting here and toured the facility! It cool to look at the planes they have here!

Thank Natalie R
Reviewed December 10, 2016

There are airplanes from several different eras. Hubby was glad to see an old link trainer that he used in his first aviation job. There are several simulators for everyone to try to fly. Very interesting displays.

Thank debstcharles
Reviewed October 26, 2016

My retired army husband and I enjoyed at least 2 hours here and it was very interesting and would recommend it to anyone with a military or flight interest. This is a good one and Barber Motorsports for sure.

Thank Lori-Ann S
Reviewed October 17, 2016

We actually went with 4 young children because we'd heard they had a great play room. They were welcoming and so friendly. Our boys had a blast in the play room and we all enjoyed seeing the museum. We took a picnic and enjoyed lunch...More

Thank ksNOLA
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Matt L
How long does it take to go through the museum
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
I visited there last week. Saw the one exhibit about a North Vietnam soldier who was captured and gave his plane in exchange for his freedom. Can't remember their names and have no way to return to read it myself. Could someone share detail on this for me TIA
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.
It's very easy. We have wheel chairs, free, for your use in the museum. I'm sure that he will enjoy the museum. I hope you enjoy your visit. Jim
July 20, 2015|
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