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Airline History Museum

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Address: 201 NW Lou Holland Dr, Kansas City, MO 64116-4223
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+1 816-421-3401
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Airline history museum at Kansas City airport devoted to saving and...

Airline history museum at Kansas City airport devoted to saving and preserving old aircraft, including "connies".

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Interesting but would have been better without the guide

Nice museum with displays from mostly mid-Century and later. The museum has a strong TWA bent but there are displays of things from a few other airlines. The highlight for me was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 November 2016
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South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Nice museum with displays from mostly mid-Century and later. The museum has a strong TWA bent but there are displays of things from a few other airlines. The highlight for me was being able to walk through a Lockheed Constellation and a Martin 404. The drawback of the museum is that you have to have a guide. You are not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We just DJ'd a wedding event for a family member here. It was by far the coolest venue we've ever been to! It incorporated their love of flying, but was interesting and photographer's dream.

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Wharton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The guide was knowledgeable and very interesting. There is a TWA constellation in the hanger that you get to go through, as well as another large plane. We also watched a short film about aviation in Kansas City. The museum is located at the downtown airport. It's a work in progress, it is amazing what has been done since far.

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Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

The museum has a short video and an exhibit hall. You can also tour two partially restored airliners. The guides are all volunteers and sometimes can go on too long. We were there for 2 hours and could have seen it all in 1 hour. One guide discussed how to get small amounts of alcohol onto a flight past TSA... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The Airline History Museum only has a few planes on display but visitors will find lots of interesting artifacts related to the history of airlines in America.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Their home page implies they have many aircraft to view but in fact only a few. What they did have were in various stages of restoration. They only allowed you to walk through the Connie that's on the tarmac. Never walked through a Connie before, walked around a couple of them, and this one was in pretty good condition. Informative... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Very informative. Must see for aviation enthusiasts. I had some time to kill and this is a great place for a couple hours. The Connie is really nice.

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Dallas, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Okay interesting museum. Liked the twa moon liner and the Connie. Key thing to know -- this is a guided tour. Our plans to spend no more than 30 minutes to get photos and see specific exhibits ended up watching others read every exhibit description. We only went inside two planes the Connie and the Martin. Took an hour and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

A decent small museum with 3 well maintained aircraft (DC3, Martin 404, and Lockheed Constellation) in TWA livery, as well as an L1011 that they're going to be working on maintaining. Aside from that, they've got a 10min video that they have you sit and watch, then you can wandering into an artifact room, where you can see memorabilia from... More 

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Enjoyable combination of exhibits in cases, a video, and planes themselves. A guide gives a very technical tour of planes in a hanger, and you can climb aboard some of them.

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