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United States Army Aviation Museum

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Address: 6000 Novosel St, Fort Rucker, AL 36362
Phone Number: 888-276-9286
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The U.S. Army Aviation Museum maintains a collection of over 160 military...

The U.S. Army Aviation Museum maintains a collection of over 160 military aircraft, including one of the largest collections of military helicopters in the world. Approximately 50 beautifully restored, historic and one-of-a-kind aircraft, are proudly displayed both inside the Museum's 70,000 square feet of exhibit space and outside on the Museum's grounds. The collection includes many significant examples of early research efforts and developments in rotary wing technology and the evolution of the helicopter. Our public galleries represent the Army's involvement in military aviation from the beginning days with the Wright brothers and the early combat aircraft of World War I, up to the highly technological machines such as the AH-64 Apache and the UH-60 Blackhawk flown by Army Aviators today.

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Great Aviation museum with a few drawbacks

There is lots to see at the ft Rucker museum with one of the largest ( or the largest) selection of aircraft on display. I can appreciate the backgrounds on some of the displays... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kenneth V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is lots to see at the ft Rucker museum with one of the largest ( or the largest) selection of aircraft on display. I can appreciate the backgrounds on some of the displays to reenact some of the historical settings of the aircraft used during war and other operations. Lots of information on many of the displays with historical... More 

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Thank Kenneth V
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see a friend graduate and Fort Rucker held AIT graduation in the museum. Glad we had the experience of visiting this museum.

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Thank Kerstin H
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Come see the evolution from the Wright Flyer to today. Lots of static displays and dioramas of flying machine and the men and women who flew them. They have several truly unique machines here along with all the ones we expect to find. Sure I've been to bigger and more elaborate aviation museums but I enjoyed this as well.

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Thank Wyosoldier
Enterprise, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice and informative museum in relation to aviation. Anyone who comes to visit me from outside our area, I make sure to bring them to see our museum. When I moved here in 1985, my husband Larry, my 8 year old nephew Kris, and I visited Ft. Rucker to see their aviation collection. The difference in... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Maybe I expected after having visited aviation museums throughout the U.S. and abroad, but it seems a bit more care could have been taken with the planning, design and displays here. Lighting is poor for photography and aircraft are often crammed too close together. As a former Army aviator, combat veteran and disabled veteran maybe I expected too much? On... More 

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Thank roneill000
Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This is a small museum with a great collection. I know that more fixed wing aircraft are in different stages of restoration and the collection does rotate for exhibits due to space constraints. The descriptions are detailed and gives you a real feel of the story behind the aircraft. The staff is very knowledgeable and happy to answer your questions.... More 

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

As a UH-1H crew chief from Vietnam I am bias about this wonderful Museum on Army Aviation. Nice exhibits through out the Museum and displays located outside on the grounds. Really nice gift shop for that gift for the one that has everything. Kids will really love it!

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Thank Banshee694
NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Excellent collection of rotor wing aircraft. The museum should be renamed "army helicopter museum". Was expecting a few more fixed wings. Several videos not working in the museum.

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Thank ResqPAC
Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We were stationed here 50 years ago this time of year. Glad to see that they have made a museum of the helicopters, planes etc that my husband was trained to fix. They will be opening a new building in the near future that will show more helicopters and planes. There is a memorial room with the names of the... More 

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Thank RitaFlorida
Khartoum, Sudan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

It's a good place to visitif you are interested to find out everything about history of U.S. Army Aviation.

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