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Southern Museum of Flight

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Address: 4343 N 73rd St, Birmingham, AL 35206-3642
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+1 205-833-8226
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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Take flight!

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Wilson, North Carolina
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Wilson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 1.5-2 hours to go through.

Thank mlwtef
edinburg ms
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 at no extra cost!! Even had video games that are flight oriented for kids to... More 

Thank southern10
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Birmingham, Alabama
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37 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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
St. Charles, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 outside under the plane!

Thank ksNOLA
Metairie, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

This little gem is off the beaten track by the airport. While not being overly large it is very good. Many interesting displays of aircraft, engines, and artifacts and even a few basic simulators. Handicap accessible and worth a visit.

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