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Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

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Address: 4721 Aircraft Dr, Anchorage, AK 99502-1080
Phone Number: 19072485325
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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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Excellent museum with displays that tie it all in.

We stopped at the museum on the last day we were in AK. The seasoned staff were pleasant and offered several times to answer any questions. The highlights for me were the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
DEW-Wolf
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NW MO
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Bakersville, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was ok. I like the history of the first aviators in Alaska and enjoyed reading about them. If it's raining I would go but otherwise find something more interesting to do.

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NW MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at the museum on the last day we were in AK. The seasoned staff were pleasant and offered several times to answer any questions. The highlights for me were the video of the Japanese attack and capture of a couple of the Aleutian islands during the start of WWII. Well done video about a little known part of... More 

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Hod Hasharon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting museum showing the history of aviation in Alaska. If you are into aviation, this is a must visit

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum is near a float plane area and that was fun to see also. The admission is $12 seniors and $15 adults. We visited all the hangers and the two rooms of the museum. One interesting aspect of the museum is the World War II Japanese invasion of the Aleutian Islands. Another piece of history presented is the death... More 

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Thank SueinSalem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressive collection of aircraft of Alaska with emphasis on early bush pilot history and the history of modern day Alaska Airlines.

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Thank Rtjeter
San Marcos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

don't miss this if you love aviation. Some "old timer's" volunteer here as well as the old aircraft. Excellent bookstore.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not huge but it's filled with lots of planes and related items that are distinctively Alaskan. Some planes are outside and there is a restored control tower that provides a good view of seaplanes taking off and landing nearby.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So glad I took the time to stop in and see this incredibly informative and enlightening collection! Alaska has a very rich history in aviation, from bush pilots to commercial airlines. The displays were lovingly put together and the staff was helpful. A great destination for adults and kids alike. It is near the airport in Anchorage, so very handy!

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Flying in Alaska has been the major way to cross the great distances in this state for almost 100 years. This museum tells the story of the early pilots that braved the weather and distances to bring people together. Highly recommend this museum.

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Keller, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Several hangars and many many planes to see that tell the story of aviation in Alaska. We took bus 7A from downtown to the airport and it was easy.

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