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Airline History Museum

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Address: 201 NW Lou Holland Drive, Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone Number: 816-421-3401
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Airline history museum at Kansas City airport devoted to saving and...

Airline history museum at Kansas City airport devoted to saving and preserving old aircraft, including "connies".

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Interesting for plane buffs

The museum has a short video and an exhibit hall. You can also tour two partially restored airliners. The guides are all volunteers and sometimes can go on too long. We were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum has a short video and an exhibit hall. You can also tour two partially restored airliners. The guides are all volunteers and sometimes can go on too long. We were there for 2 hours and could have seen it all in 1 hour. One guide discussed how to get small amounts of alcohol onto a flight past TSA... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Airline History Museum only has a few planes on display but visitors will find lots of interesting artifacts related to the history of airlines in America.

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Thank williame975
Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their home page implies they have many aircraft to view but in fact only a few. What they did have were in various stages of restoration. They only allowed you to walk through the Connie that's on the tarmac. Never walked through a Connie before, walked around a couple of them, and this one was in pretty good condition. Informative... More 

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Thank 808imiloa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative. Must see for aviation enthusiasts. I had some time to kill and this is a great place for a couple hours. The Connie is really nice.

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Thank John S
Dallas, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Okay interesting museum. Liked the twa moon liner and the Connie. Key thing to know -- this is a guided tour. Our plans to spend no more than 30 minutes to get photos and see specific exhibits ended up watching others read every exhibit description. We only went inside two planes the Connie and the Martin. Took an hour and... More 

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Thank Gregger0415
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

A decent small museum with 3 well maintained aircraft (DC3, Martin 404, and Lockheed Constellation) in TWA livery, as well as an L1011 that they're going to be working on maintaining. Aside from that, they've got a 10min video that they have you sit and watch, then you can wandering into an artifact room, where you can see memorabilia from... More 

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Thank Joel C
Mount Prospect, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Enjoyable combination of exhibits in cases, a video, and planes themselves. A guide gives a very technical tour of planes in a hanger, and you can climb aboard some of them.

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Thank Deborah G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This was great for anyone who loves history or airplanes. I wish I was close enough to take my students.

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Thank Genia B
Kirksville, Missouri
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

As an airline pilot, I'm always looking for aviation related things to do when I have time off on my travels. I stumbled across this place and really enjoyed my time. Great old airplanes to look at, knowledgable and passionate docents, and great views of the city from the tarmac!

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Thank MBXPilot
Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Remember the old TWA or other commercial aircraft? Well there are some in this museum. They will take you out in the hangar and you will find the the large TWA Constellation. I remember as a kid seeing them parked at the airport. It took 67 years later to actually go in one. The tour guy we had was excellent.... More 

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