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Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

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Address: 4721 Aircraft Drive, Anchorage, AK 99502
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+1 907-248-5325
This attraction is at Anchorage Intl Airport
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

The Alaska Aviation Museum is located in the heart of Alaska aviation. It...

The Alaska Aviation Museum is located in the heart of Alaska aviation. It sits on the south shore of Lake Hood, the busiest seaplane base in the world, with more than 87,000 takeoffs and landings per year. A half-mile away is Ted Stevens International Airport, the air crossroads of the world. You can watch takeoffs and landings right from the museum. The museum presents one of the finest displays of Alaskan aviation history with many interactive displays, memorabilia, photographs, films and artifacts from personal collections of Alaska's pioneer aviators.

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Great place to learn about regional Alaskan flying history. It's a small museum so it won't take all day to visit. Children and adult will enjoy this museum all the same.

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Davin D
San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Great place to learn about regional Alaskan flying history. It's a small museum so it won't take all day to visit. Children and adult will enjoy this museum all the same.

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

We were looking for a way to spend some time out of the house this winter with a 2 yr old. The third Saturday of every month October - May, is Free Family Fun Day, sponsored by BP. Only 1/2 mile from Ted Stevens International Airport, just follow the sign once you are almost at airport. The museum is small... More 

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Indianapolis, IN, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Great opportunity for both airplane enthusiasts and kids alike. They even showed me the workshop where they help to restore some of the older plans with the parts they have. The flight simulator was pretty cool. Also, you're on an active tower which is pretty neat. Pretty quick, can get through the museum in an hour or less.

Thank Swarup M
Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Fun day out whether it be with the kids, as a couple or just by yourself. Interesting local history stories and items. Lots to learn and see.

Thank jeanedz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We had such a fun time at the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum. Like most of our trip to Alaska this was another place we stumbled upon and it really made out trip. I was so impressed with the history of Aviation in Alaska that I had known about.

Thank Ruth S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The museum is packed with Alaska aviation history. Most of the displays are under one roof, but there is an additional hanger with historical plane and a real plane available to climb aboard. The main hanger includes a cockpit to sit in and a hands-on digital flying area. My 3 grandsons love the place and often choose it over other... More 

Thank Linda H
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Great selection of airplanes and thorough history of aviation in Alaska. The 3D virtual plane ride was awesome!

Thank Gerry R
Cape Town
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

located between the main airport and the float plane airport this little museum is well worth visiting. The guided tours are informative and interesting even to the uninitiated and cover a lot of Alaskan history. Last tour runs around 16h30, There are exhibits inside the hangers and also outside along the shore front from where we watched float planes land... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

My husband was interested in seeing this attraction! I decided to stay in the car and nap. He enjoyed it and found it interesting!

Thank btompkinson
New Orleans, LA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I enjoyed this museum more than I thought I would. It's pretty modest looking from the front, but it has a wide selection of exhibit aircraft to see, with plenty of interesting history of landing airplanes on the water and on skis, for snow and ice. It really is a gear head's paradise for mechanics, but also very accessible for... More 

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