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Southern Museum of Flight

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Address: 4343 N 73rd St, Birmingham, AL 35206-3642
Phone Number: 205 833 8226
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

An aircraft hangar museum with exhibits of authentic old airplanes.

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Great attraction

The museum is certainly worth visiting,the locale is not great,but if you can get past that,it is a great experience. The staff is very helpful and the exhibits are easy to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum is certainly worth visiting,the locale is not great,but if you can get past that,it is a great experience. The staff is very helpful and the exhibits are easy to see and lots of them are working and interactive. One special bonus is that the museum is geared to Eagle Scout projects-which we found out when we visited. This... More 

Thank Barb C
Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went here on an off day from work in June. We didnt expect much but was really impressed. It was bigger than I thought. It took us about an hour to tour the museum. They have an area with a lot of experimental planes that was interesting. Being close...ish to Tuskegee, there is a lot of black history here.

Thank Jamie E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been with a group, with grandchildren and just me and my wife. Each visit was different but very enjoyable. The Tuskegee section is very inspiring. Not a large museum but well worth the time and effort.

Thank harrisonra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the Southern Museum of Flight several times with groups for birthday parties or field trips. Each visit is different depending on the guide assigned to our group, but they have all been great. The guides are knowledgeable about all the exhibits and have lots of their own stories to tell as well. The museum is always growing... More 

Thank 4Nola
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We discovered this gem a few years ago and enjoy our visits when we go. We've been with the kids and without the kids and enjoyed it both times.

Thank jkristen426
Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have no idea why this great little gem isn't more well known. What a great museum for aviation adorers of all ages. Great Tuskegee history and fantastic interactive opportunities for the kids too. This fantastic museum is tucked away in an area of town that is well past its zenith. Trust your GPS and hang in there; well worth... More 

Thank Paul L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Looks like a small place from the outside but it is not! We had a great time in this museum!! They have so many war and civil planes, models, pictures, some history, etc Don't forget to go to the outside exhibit and the one with the black hawk after you finish indoors Don't miss it! It's great

Thank metorresf
Jasper, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This place was great. I took my infant and 3 older children along with my husband..The exhibits were educational and entertaining. There were plenty of things the children could touch and do in between exhibits that were hands off. There was also a playroom for smaller children to crawl around in. The upstairs was interesting but more for older children... More 

Thank Cecily C
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Great aviation museum for all ages! Hidden Birmingham jewel near the airport. Make sure to view the short video when you enter.

1 Thank Travelqueen205
Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Great little museum--quite informative. Good for kids--plenty of history. Tucked quietly away in South East Lake neighborhood near Shuttlesworrth Airport, this museum was a pleasant surprise.

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