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Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

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Address: 4721 Aircraft Drive, Anchorage, AK 99502
Phone Number:
+1 907-248-5325
This attraction is at Anchorage Intl Airport
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Alaska Aviation Museum is located in the heart of Alaska aviation. It...

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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We had such a fun time at the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum. Like most of our trip to Alaska this was another place we stumbled upon and it really made out trip. I was so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such a fun time at the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum. Like most of our trip to Alaska this was another place we stumbled upon and it really made out trip. I was so impressed with the history of Aviation in Alaska that I had known about.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

The museum is packed with Alaska aviation history. Most of the displays are under one roof, but there is an additional hanger with historical plane and a real plane available to climb aboard. The main hanger includes a cockpit to sit in and a hands-on digital flying area. My 3 grandsons love the place and often choose it over other... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Great selection of airplanes and thorough history of aviation in Alaska. The 3D virtual plane ride was awesome!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

located between the main airport and the float plane airport this little museum is well worth visiting. The guided tours are informative and interesting even to the uninitiated and cover a lot of Alaskan history. Last tour runs around 16h30, There are exhibits inside the hangers and also outside along the shore front from where we watched float planes land... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

My husband was interested in seeing this attraction! I decided to stay in the car and nap. He enjoyed it and found it interesting!

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New Orleans, LA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

I enjoyed this museum more than I thought I would. It's pretty modest looking from the front, but it has a wide selection of exhibit aircraft to see, with plenty of interesting history of landing airplanes on the water and on skis, for snow and ice. It really is a gear head's paradise for mechanics, but also very accessible for... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

It has been about 15 years since I last visited this museum. Recently I had a morning free in Anchorage so I stopped by. The change since that last visit is impressive! Many new aircraft and artifacts plus wonderful display to tell the history of flying in the state. The staff was friendly and very helpful. It was a great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

After crossing an active airplane taxi way and watching float planes take off and land, we visited this spot. It was a cool damp October afternoon. Perfect place to learn a bit more about Alaska. We enjoyed the many exhibits, film about Alaska's role in World War II, and watching ducks and plane traffic from the tower. Good variety of... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

There was a lot to see, my kids thought it was really neat to see all the planes. They also loved the interactive games.

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West Lothian, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Visited by chance while in Anchorage for a couple of days. The collection of aircraft and artifacts is interesting although of mixed quality but the staff were friendly and there was an invitation to look in at the restoration workshop. The museum's location means you probably need your own car or a taxi to get there. As an enthusiast I... More 

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