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The Western North Carolina Air Museum

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This free-to-the-public museum has some stunning old planes on display, & offers an interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Flat Rock, North Carolina

A little difficult to find but well worth the effort. My elderly father enjoyed the museum a... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2019
Marilyn C
Albemarle, North Carolina
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1340 E Gilbert St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-5804
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This free-to-the-public museum has some stunning old planes on display, & offers an interesting little gift shop with aviation-related items. It's open only on Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday from noon till 5, but it's really worth your while to visit. Handicap accessible. It's suitable for...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

A little difficult to find but well worth the effort. My elderly father enjoyed the museum a lot.The volunteers were friendly and knowledgable. All in all a nice place to spend a rainy afternoon.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Marilyn C
Reviewed April 29, 2019 via mobile

Lived here for twenty years and went first time with two years old. He loved it especially sitting in some of the seats.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed January 30, 2019 via mobile

We had the place to ourselves! For a relatively small museum it was packed with lots of different planes and aviation memorabilia. The gentleman who was working there was super nice and informative! Definitely worth a visit and I’m sure we’ll return for the airshow!

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

We stopped here on a Sunday afternoon while on vacation in the North Carolina mountains. This is a small and very well done aviation museum that is worth stopping in to see. Jarrod greeted us and showed us around the facility. Dedicated volunteers that make...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

Didn't expect this to be as cool as it ended up being! Our 4 yr old thoroughly enjoyed the airplanes and being able to climb inside 3 of them! No admission cost. Only downside is there were no magnets to buy as we love collecting...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank quirkiekate
Reviewed November 16, 2018

This was an interesting place. The guy was very nice and would come around every once in a while to see if we had any questions. My father-in-law loves planes so he is so glad that I found this on Tripadvisor.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SquirrelGirl39
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Nicely done,set up very nicely by volunteers,various planes,artifacts,and literature.A nice display of model planes as well.Docents very nice and helpful.Could spend an hour or so,but a nice stop.Admission is on a donation basis. The real treat that we caught was that the owner of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank tojo72
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

This place is awesome. It's small on the outside but packs tons of interest on the inside. The gentleman running it was very nice and informative. My 10 year old son loved it! The adults had a great time as well. If in the area...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cory H
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

We visited this small museum with our three grandchildren. They were all amazed by the older aircraft exhibits Our grandson loved getting into the cockpit of a fighter jet and operating the throttle. The visit lasted about an hour. There is no admission but donations...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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