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Southern Museum of Flight

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Wonderful Hidden Gem

We truly love this museum. We didn't know it was here until we attended a kids' birthday party... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leigh Ann S

I love all their is to do with flight. We got there just a little earlier and not realizing it had... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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  • Average10%
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  • Terrible1%
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An aircraft hangar museum with exhibits of authentic old airplanes.
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4343 73rd St N, Birmingham, AL 35206-3642
+1 205-833-8226
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All reviews aviation history tuskegee airmen close to the airport korean war military planes love airplanes wright patterson air force base fun place to take on display nice collection worth the trip worth the effort all ages interactive exhibits couple of hours pilot helicopter
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We truly love this museum. We didn't know it was here until we attended a kids' birthday party there. The party was so wonderful that we held my son's 4th birthday party there. I've never seen kids that interested in learning about airplanes, or parents...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The only reason I give this an average rating is that it unfortunately shares the same city as the Barber Motorsports Museum which has raised the bar for these types of museums. It has some great displays that allow for hands on experiences for younger...More

Thank Adrian D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love all their is to do with flight. We got there just a little earlier and not realizing it had come up close to the airport down the street were this museum has some planes stored and had parked and walked around looking at...More

Thank tinkerbsb
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The place is huge. They have planes from wars rather than passenger planes. There are also simulated flying stations. We stayed a good 3 hrs but we could have stayed longer. I doubt if most people would stay that long but I had teen agers...More

Thank sonold
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We enjoyed going to this practically unknown air museum. Some of the aircraft inside the building are displayed with realistic dioramas. Outside of the building itself there are a number of aircraft displayed and around the corner in a grassy lot and behind a fence...More

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Brought my 4 and 2 yr old and they loved it. It has the normal museum setup with fun, children's museum type things sprinkled in (planes they can climb in, cockpits with buttons and switches and a playroom with legos and a mock control tower)....More

Thank Ty G
Reviewed July 8, 2018

My husband is a pilot and decided to go to the Southern Museum of Flight on his behalf. However, I found it equally interesting! I echo a previous reviewer who stated other than the famous Tuskegee Airman, I had no idea the state of Alabama...More

Thank Julie L
Reviewed July 7, 2018

Other than the Famous Tuskegee Airman, We had no idea that Alabama had such a rich history in the early days of Aviation. A great exhibit, small and concise but it has a great scope of Aviation History. Tucked behind the Airport it is a...More

Thank TioJuanito
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Another really nice, well laid-out, but under-visited aviation museum. The day we were there, the staff outnumbered the visitors. I actually prefer it that way for taking pictures, but it is sad to see such nice museums in need of visitors in order to remain...More

Thank Roy C
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Aviation displayed at its best. If you love airplanes, this is the place to go. 100 planes to see as well as interactive exhibits and plenty of history. A must see.

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August 19, 2018|
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Response from TioJuanito | Reviewed this property |
It may be a bit late, but yes they do accept CC.
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.
August 30, 2016|
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Response from María Elena T | 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.