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The miracle on the Hudson really was. We watch the history Channel and wonder how in the world did... read more

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Home of the "Miracle on the Hudson" aircraft

Situated on the grounds of Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, Carolinas Aviation Museum... read more

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Reviewed yesterday

The miracle on the Hudson really was. We watch the history Channel and wonder how in the world did we ever get anything done when everything goes wrong at every step. It was nice to spend time where everything went right and everyone lived. Both...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Judy D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated on the grounds of Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, Carolinas Aviation Museum houses aircraft and artifacts from the advent of aviation. It is especially notable for housing an Airbus A320 used on US Airways Flight 1549, which departed LaGuardia Airport in NYC for Charlotte but crash-landed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank akisaurus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Educational and fun place for families to visit. The highlight is seeing the actual plane that landed on the Hudson River and learning all about it. It was a miracle!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Keith G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting collection of a broad range of planes from 100+ years of aviation history. Including a replica of the wright brothers’ flyer, light aircraft, passenger airplanes,m and a few military. Also one or two helicopters. Our three year old loved being able to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Charlotte Aviation Museum, as it was the 10 yr anniversary of the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ and I find aviation history fascinating. Was not disappointed at all. From the Wright Brothers ‘First in Flight’ memorabilia, early Piedmont Airlines, military aircraft and the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 9, 2019

Was so excited to see N106US in person! We detoured our trip home from Florida just to see this place!!! Amazing Museum!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank cowanfamily11
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

We went here because my sons (9) really like the story behind flight 1549. I thought we would be a half hour or so but ended up staying almost 2 hours. It’s a really interesting display and I found myself wanting to read all of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Visited this place in Nov ‘18 and was really surprising what do they have inside. Totally surprised to see the plane that landed on Hudson. Amazing story behind this. Definitely recommend to see not only for aviation fans.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

The museum consists of a gift shop and an airplane hanger filled with about 15 or so aircraft. The main attraction is the plane that landed on the Hudson River after it struck a flock of geese and lost power in both engines. The entire...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Linda S
Reviewed December 4, 2018

We visited the museum with a group of friends after lunch in October. Miracle on the Hudson was on display and that’s why we chose this particular day to visit. I have lived in Charlotte all of my life, born and raised (a true unicorn!)...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Tiffany P
September 21, 2018|
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Response from MariaMHaven | Reviewed this property |
Parking is free and is really close to the museum. They also have handicap parking!
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August 15, 2018|
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We parked in front of museum.
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Response from g0nes0uth | Reviewed this property |
Their website gives hours of operations for each day.
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Travelingaroundtheus
Pittsburgh, Pa
Kids activities in November in Charlotte / Lake Norman (5 Replies)
We are staying in Lake Norman and have one day in November. Any ideas? We have already been to the Carolinas Aviation Museum.
November 19, 2016|
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What ages? Huntersville has Discovery Place kids and there is the Energy Explorium.
maxpaste
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Carolinas Aviation Museum - Access from Airport? (0 Replies)
We would like to visit the museum before our flight out of CLT, but I am wondering how to get there. Is there a shuttle from the airport or do you take a taxi? Thanks.
August 11, 2016|