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Carolinas Aviation Museum

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

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Amazing experience for kids....

Seeing all these full size planes from early days to present including the actual Miracle on the Hudson aircraft was quite an amazing experience. My 8 year old son was in awe of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Sunrise, Florida, USA
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Sunrise, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Seeing all these full size planes from early days to present including the actual Miracle on the Hudson aircraft was quite an amazing experience. My 8 year old son was in awe of how the whole crash into the Hudson happened and what it took to the plane out of the water. There is actual video footage of the removal... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with a buddy of mine while visiting Charlotte. $12 to get in to the hangar which is not air conditioned. We were pleasantly surprised that they had the famous Flight 1549 here! Had the opportunity to sit in a cockpit too. I would recommend for all ages!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went on a rainy day when our original plans were impossible and had a pleasant surprise. We saw many planes from various time periods but the highlight was the Miracle on the Hudson exhibit. We really enjoyed it.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lots to learn and do for children at this museum. I woukd recommend it as a weekend afternoon activity. The video of the plane that landed on the Hudson River was very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed this museum, looking at aircraft up close and personal is always fascinating. This museum has the plane that Capt Sulley landed in the Hudson River. Also a lot of info on him, the plane and the event. It's worth the price of admission but be forewarned, the hanger where the planes are displayed is not air conditioned, yet.... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum covers selected highlights from the birth of flight in North Carolina through the development of commercial air and supersonic military aircraft. But the biggest highlight is the display of the actual whole and in person plane from the "miracle on the Hudson," and the display gives exquisite details for the aviation dorks, as well as human interest asides... More 

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Clearfield, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love aviation, I am here on an simulator internship. The weekend I arrived I heard about this place called overlook where you can watch aricraft, it is awesome. I knew there was an aviation museum nearby I just didn't know it has the A320 that landed in the Hudson River. Seeing that alone is worth the trip to the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Miracle on the Hudson plane and accompanying information are just awesome. They alone make this worth a visit. An entire timeline is provided, as well as the points of view of the pilot, ATC, passengers, the NTSB investigators, etc. Really well-done. Nice selection of other aircraft, both military and civilian. They have a few odd/rare items as well. Took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting family and decided to check out this museum. What a nice surprise. Very affordable and very informative. Obvious all who work / volunteer there take a lot of pride in their museum and they should. In addition to all the exhibits on history of aviation and the number of aircraft on display, there is the whole display of the... More 

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Weddington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was hot today so decided to take the kids to this museum. My son (13) loves planes and my daughter loves to explore and this made them both happy. It's small and you can probably see it in about an hour or so... But we took are time and since we went during the day on a weekday it... More 

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