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1940 Air Terminal Museum

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Address: 8325 Travelair St, Houston, TX 77061-4716
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+1 713-454-1940
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This attraction is at Hobby Airport
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10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Original 1940 era Houston Air Terminal

This is a wonderful small museum which is the original 1940 Houston air terminal. You can imagine flashing back in time to the 1940's and 1950's as you look around the inside of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
morsebernardk
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Houston, TX, United States
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Houston, TX, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful small museum which is the original 1940 Houston air terminal. You can imagine flashing back in time to the 1940's and 1950's as you look around the inside of the terminal and look outside to the airport runway.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Had a Groupon Offer - 2 people for $5.00 so didn't have very high expectations. The museum exceeded my $5.00 expectations. If you are over 50 you will remember a lot of the history of airlines in the displays. Worth an hour or 2.

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1 Thank Kathy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This one of the finest Arc Deco airport terminals in the country. The first floor is open with many exhibits of airlines from our past history. Also has a hangar built in 1929 that displays more exhibits and a 1943 Lockheed Lodestar. A must see if you can get near Hobby Airport. Also available for special events such as weddings,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We were greeted by Jim (and another gentleman) and told a little of the history of Hobby Airport and the terminal building. With the help of old photos and a mostly (beautifully) restored building one can easily imagine the glamour and sophistication of an Eastern Airlines or Braniff flight from here in the mid 20th Century. There's lots of exhibits... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I was looking for something to occupy some time while in Houston and stumbled onto this place. Located on the edge of Hobby Airport it is a step back in time. The volunteers here take their subject seriously, in a friendly way. It is located in an Art Deco building that was the official Houston Municipal Airport terminal. Stop in,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

An intriguing place with lots of memorabilia. We had Texas barbecue brought into the place which was great.

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Houma, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I am in love with this venue. Anyone wanting a vintage feel to their wedding should consider this museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The history of Aviation in Texas is laid out and well explained what these aviation pioneers did the State of Texas.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This museum was small, but had a lot of interesting things in it. The building is beautiful and worth seeing. When we went there were rooms in the process of being finished. There is a lot of local history here with lots of artifacts from the airlines. A fun visit and kind of a quick outing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Was given the most sincere welcome and introduction to the museum by Molly. The place contains a great collection and feels nostalgic. Doesn't take long to look round but worth a visit

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