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1940 Air Terminal Museum

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This is an excellent, albeit small, museum located near the Hobby Airport. It's a stunning example... read more

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Juanjose H
Houston, Texas
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An Art Deco Treasure in Houston

See how Houstons Air Travel Began in the early days of Aviation. Marvel at the Restored Art Deco... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Houston, Texas
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8325 Travelair St, Houston, TX 77061-4716
+1 713-454-1940
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an excellent, albeit small, museum located near the Hobby Airport. It's a stunning example of art deco design from a time when air travel was a luxury. The gentleman at that sells the tickets will answer any questions and is a wealth of...More

Thank Juanjose H
Reviewed June 18, 2018

See how Houstons Air Travel Began in the early days of Aviation. Marvel at the Restored Art Deco Terminal. Also view planes on the Tarmac (Historical). Located in the famous Hobby Airport named for Governor William P. Hobby Sr.

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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

It's a really nice mix of artifacts and appreciation for the historic building itself. Good views of HOU tarmac as well.

Thank Zachary R
Reviewed April 7, 2018

Tucked away over on the west side of Hobby Airport in Houston is a quaint echo of commercial aviation history. The 1940 Air Terminal is exactly what its name says: the original terminal building, in Art Deco style, built for what was once Houston's "main"...More

4  Thank kay-cee-1138
Reviewed March 4, 2018

If you're an aviation geek or just like seeing a piece of the original golden age of commercial air travel, this is a great museum to take in the former elegance (mostly gone today, except on the world's top carriers) of air travel when it...More

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Reviewed February 27, 2018

Traditional old style airport terminal preserved in a way that once a person enters they experience a feel of what the aviation experiences must have been like during the 1940's in Houston's earlier times.

1  Thank tjinn2
Reviewed February 7, 2018

The planes are in excellent condition. There are planes from several other countries besides the US to include:Japan, Germany, Russia, and Viet Nam. A highlight is a huge B17 Bomber. There's a room with a lot of interactive and educational displays as well as the...More

2  Thank matmul45
Reviewed January 6, 2018

Love this museum! Highly recommend! We have visited several times now and still appreciate every single piece that has been donated and is on display. Very rich aviation history in Houston. The staff and volunteers are very friendly. Well worth a visit!

1  Thank Linda S
Reviewed December 22, 2017

This newly renovated museum is a must see. It is so full of history and memorabilia. Being next to Hobby Airport you hear the jets flying over.

1  Thank carolyncS156JP
Reviewed November 25, 2017

As an aviation buff living in Houston my whole life, I can't believe that I had never visited this museum. It's really nice. Great docents retelling the history of Houston commercial aviation. Very cool to see the old building and all of the artifacts they...More

1  Thank Robert77096
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Michelle E
June 21, 2017|
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Response from Greg K | Reviewed this property |
About one hour
Judy B
January 3, 2017|
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Response from Barbara F | Reviewed this property |
No restaurant. A few chairs. It is small and doesn't take long to tour. Call in advance a nd perhaps they could have additional folding chairs available.
Emily A
June 23, 2016|
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Response from Maureen H | Reviewed this property |
There is a gift shop.