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Carolinas Aviation Museum

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Address: 4672 First Flight Dr, Charlotte, NC 28208-5770
Phone Number: (704) 359-8442
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This attraction is at Douglas Airport

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Great way to kill time at the CLT airport

This is located ten minutes away from the main terminal building and is about $7 by Uber and $14 by taxi. Take the Uber! We learned the hard way. I went over to the museum with a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Vero Beach, Florida
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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is located ten minutes away from the main terminal building and is about $7 by Uber and $14 by taxi. Take the Uber! We learned the hard way. I went over to the museum with a buddy after our flight was delayed by two+ hours. We had TSA Pre Check tickets and had no concerns with lines through the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We love coming here! My son is very into airplanes and the staff and exhibits are just wonderful! Exciting activities and lots to see and do! Not air conditioned but the fans work great! Will always come back!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Self guided so you can take your time reading the placards. There are a couple areas were you are able to have a more interactive approach. Would advise visiting during the week.

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Cornelius NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had friends in from Ohio and over lunch at Stacy's in Denver, my wife and the mother of two young OSU students started discussing the movie Sully. Interesting chain of events and I knew the plane was on permanent exhibit at the Carolinas Aviation Museum at Charlotte Douglas airport. As a matter of fact, I stood along side I-77... More 

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to the museum to spend time prior to our flight. The Airbus A320 that Sully landed on the Hudson was the biggest attraction. The unexpected came from the survivors who were present and talking about their experience during and after the landing. They were very gracious to share their experience with the public. The hanger is not air conditioned... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very convenient to the airport so we went here in the morning before our afternoon flight to head home. We enjoyed our hour/hour and a half time walking around and looking at and learning about the aircraft.

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Thank Roadrunnah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit to the museum if not only for viewing the plane that landed on the Hudson River NYC some years back. Many staff are volunteers and do good job . Not expensive so if you are in the area definitely worth a visit.

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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first impression was of the friendly staff members who checked us in and later provided guidance on the exhibition. A nice start. By far the main attraction of this museum is the wreckage of the US Airways flight that famously landed in the Hudson River in 2009. The narrative is provided by an effectively edited half-hour long documentary film... More 

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Smithtown, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The "Miracle on the Hudson" aircraft and story display is compelling and worth the visit. The facility itself, however, is not impressive at all. At 10AM September 15th it was 80 degrees in the hangar. It was a sauna. Several fans running did nothing to help. We expected to be able to take photographs. While photography is allowed, it's nearly... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Capt. Sully plane is on display here at the museum and it will put you in a state of awe to view it, and you will never forget the site.

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