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Carolinas Aviation Museum

4672 First Flight Dr, Charlotte, NC
+1 704-359-8442
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Worth the trip

The star of the show is the "Miracle on the Hudson," whose story is told in fascinating detail. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rome, Italy
Great aviation museum

Well put together collection, a gorgeous DC3, some retired fighter jets and Judy absolutely blown... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Palm Harbor, Florida
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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4672 First Flight Dr, Charlotte, NC
This attraction is at Douglas Airport
+1 704-359-8442
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The star of the show is the "Miracle on the Hudson," whose story is told in fascinating detail. The best part is that you can see the plane itself, along with artifacts recovered from the crash, while learning about the way the events unfolded from...More

Thank px1000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well put together collection, a gorgeous DC3, some retired fighter jets and Judy absolutely blown away by Miracle on the Hudson being there. It odd the centerpiece of the collection and for great reason. Highly recommend this museum

Thank depthvader
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was extremely disappointed in parents with hoards of children just letting them run over people who were trying to enjoy the museum. Reason why I left museum early.

Thank rglmab
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice way to kill a few hours before flying out! They have the real "miracle on the Hudson" (Sully) plane on display!

Thank Nyr4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the area and wanted something to fill some time. I had read the low reviews and still decided to go. I'm glad we did. This is a smaller museum, but they had about 16-18 aircraft when we visited. For the history, if you take...More

1  Thank AngieVStewart
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While not expecting much, we spent about 2 hours here and ended up totally appreciating "The Miracle on the Hudson" as well as other tidbits of aviation history. Note that the museum has no a/c so it might not be the place to go on...More

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

I love aviation and recently visited the aviation museum outside of Omaha, Nebraska. This museum while having the infamous US Airways Plane, does not have much else to see. There are Handful of other planes to see but I felt the Museum was a bit...More

Thank Stan K
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Overall was worth the $10 (senior price) for entry. It is a small museum and they really need to add more lighting but it did have some really nice aircraft. I just wish the lighting was better so you can see more details of the...More

Thank dldeel
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This museum is in a hangar at the Douglas airport in Charlotte. Many military aircraft are on display, as is an old jet from the Piedmont Airlines era. But without a doubt, the center showpiece is US Air Flight #1549, the famous "Miracle on the...More

Thank David James G
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We stopped in the museum to see the Miracle on the Hudson plane, but found a lot more thanks to the docents on hand. Yes, the Sully experience is very well done, with the plane itself serving as the top attraction. There are also quite...More

Thank Pat D
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Heather S
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Response from Margaret L | Reviewed this property |
If there are any, I did not find them. There are several fast food restaurants a mile or so away on Billy Graham Parkway. I would say eat something before you go because there is nothing to eat at the Museum.
Santosh S
14 December 2015|
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Response from KeninCLT | Reviewed this property |
I would imagine they could hold them in the office there, but I would call ahead just to check. It's not attached to the airport - it's off-premises by a bit, but it's large and they have a decent-sized 'office' area; the... More