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Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

4721 Aircraft Dr, Anchorage, AK 99502-1080
+1 907-248-5325
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Great little gem of a museum.

Amazing Aviation themed museum for young and old alike. Great place to take a day trip or take... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
YankeeDevils
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Great new Attu exhibit and this plane is the most historic Alaskan aircraft in the world!

Plan to come for several hours and don't miss the Merrill Field "Orin Seybert" Tower Cab. Go up and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Akfotoman
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Anchorage, Alaska
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The Alaska Aviation Museum is located in the heart of Alaska aviation. It sits on the south shore of Lake Hood, the busiest seaplane base in the world, with more than 87,000 takeoffs and landings per year. A half-mile away is Ted Stevens International Airport, the air crossroads of the world. You can watch takeoffs and landings right from the museum. The museum presents one of the finest displays of Alaskan aviation history with many interactive displays, memorabilia, photographs, films and artifacts from personal collections of Alaska's pioneer aviators.
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4721 Aircraft Dr, Anchorage, AK 99502-1080
This attraction is at Anchorage Intl Airport
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+1 907-248-5325
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing Aviation themed museum for young and old alike. Great place to take a day trip or take the kids on a rainy day. Museum is comprised of five building or hangars, three of which are connected as one. Several dozen aircraft on display and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Plan to come for several hours and don't miss the Merrill Field "Orin Seybert" Tower Cab. Go up and watch the aircraft activity at Lake Hood Seaplane Base, the largest and busiest seaplane base in the world.

Thank Akfotoman
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum. Lots of amazing planes to see and some to explore. Lots of great info on Aviation in Alaska. It's on an active sea plane airport. Be careful when driving around. After my visit I drove around to explore the area. What I didn't...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are so many positive things to say about this museum. The staff were so helpful! The displays were well thought out. And the items were so unique. I really appreciated learning about the various planes and memorabilia. There are a few hangers to see...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not the biggest one but it is almost like your are part of it! Well manage by volunteers; Its location by the lake allows you to see seaplanes taking off and landing

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to dozens of aviation history museums, many of them depicting the aviation history of the state in which its located. This museum is among the better ones. Aviation has played a vital role in Alaska and this museum displays many of the aircraft...More

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Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

Aviation was so integral to the development of the state in the past century. If you’re an aviation (and/or history) enthusiast, you’ll enjoy this stop. My teenage son and I enjoyed it more than we expected. Fun to watch the float planes take off from...More

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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Visited with the family and toured for a couple hours. Could have stayed longer. Beautiful exhibits and interactive simulators. Will visit again for sure

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Reviewed December 26, 2017

We had a few hours to kill, waiting for a plane, and decided to go to this museum, which is very close to the Anchorage Airport terminal building. You can take the rental car shuttle for free, over to the museum. It's a short 5...More

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Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our stop at the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum. Learned some interesting points about the bush pilots and the climate and terrain extremes of flying in Alaska.

Thank Aaron L
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Alaskafisherman
February 4, 2017|
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Response from Gerry R | Reviewed this property |
I cant remember. I think $5 or $10. its a neat museum. you'll kill a couple of hours there. Plus its on a lake. Pretty cool.
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L7686XMsusanh
January 12, 2017|
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Response from Roee F | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Sorry for the late answer. Tickets can be purchased in the entry to the museum. I assume you can spend there a couple of hours with the family. I am not sure about the hours....
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