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“A must see if you are in the Montgomery / Tuskegee area”

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
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Owner description: Site where African-American pilots trained to become the renowned Tuskegee Airmen during World War II.
Nashville, Tennessee
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A must see if you are in the Montgomery / Tuskegee area”
Reviewed April 7, 2014

If you have ever seen the movie RED TAILS, you will love this museum. Lots of memorabilia of African American soldiers who played an important part in military and American history. It's free to view it and well worth the 35 - 40 minute drive from Montgomery.

Visited March 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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484 reviews
279 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
“Informative and Unique Museum”
Reviewed April 7, 2014

The historic site has several buildings scattered around the property (most only have a sign that you can read), with two hangars serving as indoor museums. The Tuskegee Institute is about a 5 min drive away, which is also free.

Visited April 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice and informative!”
Reviewed March 21, 2014

My children (ages 1-9) and I just visited this site and enjoyed it. The staff were all nice and knowledgeable. Hanger 1 is original and there are planes, telephones with voices of the real flight instructors, many original items, parachutes, uniforms, etc. Be sure to check out the "tea room" when you leave! Hanger 2 was just completed and is very modern and beautiful. There are many videos to watch, another plane, and a 20 minute video that plays every hour (we didn't have time to stay and watch it).
The only downside is the walk from the parking lot. It's a little long. It is wheelchair accessible, but it's a long way and on an incline. The view from the parking lot is nice and we got to see a plane land and take off.
The instructions I mapped weren't correct but there are many road signs and it's well marked. From Interstate 85, take exit 38 and then take 81S for less than 2 miles. Turn left and it's right there up the hill on the left.

Visited March 2014
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NYC
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124 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“very educational”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

I didn't know a lot about the Tuskegee Airmen prior to my visit. Now I do!

As usual, the NPS did a great job teaching about and honoring the Airmen. the hangar-turned-museum, right smack in a functioning airfield was great - displays you could touch, recordings of men (and women) who trained and/or worked there, etc. There's enough to keep kids entertained and adults engaged.

I definitely recommend this site. by the way a lot of people on here were complaining that the site and/or visitor building were hard to find. I believe those comments are now outdated. The museum is now fully open, there is no trailer or whatever, and everything is well marked. You do, however, park on a hill and then walk down to the hangar; unsurprisingly, you can't drive on the runway. :)

Visited January 2014
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Akron, Ohio
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Historical”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

This was a very informative visit for the adults & kids. I learned things about the Tuskegee Airmen I did not know.

Visited November 2013
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