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“Great museum, close to downtown”

Airline History Museum
Ranked #51 of 163 things to do in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Airline history museum at Kansas City airport devoted to saving and preserving old aircraft, including "connies".
Reviewed March 13, 2014

If you are into planes and travels from the 30-60s, this is the museum for you. One of a few Connies still in existence, you get to go onboard as part of the tour. Our tour allowed the kids to sit in the cockpit. Tour guide was a former pilot, very friendly, it was just me and my kids on the tour.

Cool fact is John Travolta has hung out at this museum and worked on these planes. I believe he has actually flown the Connie. They've been spending the last few years rebuilding the engine that caught fire in flight a few years ago. It's very grass roots and people are committed to this preservation effort.

Thank Rob B
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

A groupon led us here. Knowledgeable docent, Bob, took us on a thorough, informative and interesting tour of Airline history in Kansas City and beyond. Touring the Connie was amazing.
This is an interesting and worthwhile attraction for everyone!!
Add it to must dos in Kansas City!

1  Thank Smollyg
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

This is such a treasure in Kansas City. Known for a while as quite a hub for air travel and many airlines that have made Kansas City their home...the volunteers that can lead you through are wonderful and very passionate

Thank Janice P
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

Definitely worth a visit for history & aviation fans . Staff is knowledgeable, with great stories. Good, wholesome attraction for the whole family and close to other museums.

Thank FROGMAN14
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

We stopped by simply due to its proximity to the TWA Museum but it was a surprisingly wonderful part of our trip. The first-class seating in the theater gives you a brief history of commercial air transport and you can then enter into a small gallery area with models, uniforms, serviceware, etc. The real treasures are found in the hangar. A staffmember will give you a tour of the aircraft and aviation pieces on display, including being able to go aboard a Lockheed Constellation and see some other aircraft and training equipment. Be sure to get the personal stories and trivia from the guides - such a wonderful extra!

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