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Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Amazing museum! Much more than aviation!

This museum is amazing. I had no idea of WW2 in Alaska. This information needs to be shared... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Georgetown, Texas
Great Place to take the kids

This is a wonderful walk through aviation history in Alaska which is a very important part of life... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
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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...more
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4721 Aircraft Dr, Anchorage, AK 99502-1080
This attraction is at Anchorage Intl Airport
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is amazing. I had no idea of WW2 in Alaska. This information needs to be shared widely! It was much more than an aviation museum.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HappyBlueDragon
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This is a wonderful walk through aviation history in Alaska which is a very important part of life still in rural Alaska. It was very enjoyable to spend a morning here and the volunteers at the museum were very knowledgeable. This is self-guided, but you...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank alaskantx
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I like aviation museums. This one is compact and located between the Stevens International airport and Lake Hood. Some of the aircraft and exhibits are unique. They range from bush planes and float planes to supersonic (F-15) jets. You can see aircraft being rebuilt in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SockFour
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Actual airplanes and helicopters both indoor and outdoor. An amazing collection of artifacts and stories. There is also a great little gift store with something for aviation buffs of all ages. Be sure to save some time to hang out at the control tower listening...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Renie D
Reviewed September 19, 2018

This is an easy 2-3 hour visit on your way to the airport, whether you're in Anchorage for a day or a week. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Leslie H
Reviewed September 18, 2018

We spent a good hour looking at the many displays of aircraft and history in Alaska. The museum was one of the best presented museums we have been to.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank randjtaylor330
Reviewed September 14, 2018

We found the museum in the travel book. Accessibly only by cab or bus as it is located at the airport. Volunteer staff knowledgeable and helpful. Exhibits interesting and review history of Alaska aviation, bush pilots to modern day and events of WWII locally. Impressed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ralph C
Reviewed September 13, 2018

The Aviation Museum is rather small but the visit is worthwhile. The staff is very accommodating and helpful. There are several heritage aircraft housed both inside and outside the small hangars and its interesting to watch the nearby floatplane activity. There are a few interesting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KluaneLake
Reviewed September 4, 2018

It was an interesting visit at the museum. It was a nice place to visit while it was raining outside.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank avenger20
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Came here with my family. The museum contains a number of hangers documenting the history of Alaskan aviation. The majority of the aircraft have been extremely well restored and that process continues today on more aircraft. It is incredible to look at what the aviation...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank IainR
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September 7, 2018|
Response from 507troym | Reviewed this property |
I don’t believe there is a shuttle, however since the museum is pretty much on the edge of the airport property a taxi ride should be pretty affordable.
February 4, 2017|
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Response from 446gerryr | 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.
January 12, 2017|
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....