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Southern Museum of Flight

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Address: 4343 73rd St N, 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 place for aviation lovers

We took a cub scout troop and the boys loved it. Very cool to be able to get close to things they usually dream about!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took a cub scout troop and the boys loved it. Very cool to be able to get close to things they usually dream about!

Thank AUTigerGal75
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Around 100 planes on exhibit, 1/3 of them indoors. Most indoor planes are part of dioramas, or story telling exhibits. Tours available by reservation for groups of 10 or more. No extra charge for 1 hr guided tours. General admission for adults is only $7, $6 for seniors and tour groups. Nice gift shop and very friendly personnel. Planes as... More 

Thank Ted B
Rockwall, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've retired from the Air Force, and I've been to the Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio which is certainly the premier museum for those interested in the history of our service. That being said, if Dayton, Ohio is not a possibility for you, and you just happen to be in the vicinity of the... More 

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ace123j, Director Emeritus at Southern Museum of Flight, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Col Riley. We hope you will stop by again when you are in Birmingham. We work hard to make the Southern Museum of Flight an interesting and fun place to visit. Many of our staff are active and retired military who strive for excellence in the development of the exhibits. We lookmforwardmto seeing you again. Jim... More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great aviation museum! We only had an hour to check it out, which wasn't enough time. There is a military room, an early flight room, and an experimental room. There are also a bunch of simulators, enough for each of us to play around and have fun. They also have a number of static displays, both directly... More 

Thank AlnAbroad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 July 20, 2016

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 July 13, 2016

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 July 4, 2016

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 

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