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Southern Museum of Flight

4343 73rd St N, Birmingham, AL 35206-3642
+1 205-833-8226
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Interesting air museum!

We enjoyed going to this practically unknown air museum. Some of the aircraft inside the building... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bruce S
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Kortenhoef, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
A delight of flight

Brought my 4 and 2 yr old and they loved it. It has the normal museum setup with fun, children's... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ty G
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Charlotte
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An aircraft hangar museum with exhibits of authentic old airplanes.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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4343 73rd St N, Birmingham, AL 35206-3642
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+1 205-833-8226
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed going to this practically unknown air museum. Some of the aircraft inside the building are displayed with realistic dioramas. Outside of the building itself there are a number of aircraft displayed and around the corner in a grassy lot and behind a fence...More

Thank Bruce S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brought my 4 and 2 yr old and they loved it. It has the normal museum setup with fun, children's museum type things sprinkled in (planes they can climb in, cockpits with buttons and switches and a playroom with legos and a mock control tower)....More

Thank Ty G
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

My husband is a pilot and decided to go to the Southern Museum of Flight on his behalf. However, I found it equally interesting! I echo a previous reviewer who stated other than the famous Tuskegee Airman, I had no idea the state of Alabama...More

Thank Julie L
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Other than the Famous Tuskegee Airman, We had no idea that Alabama had such a rich history in the early days of Aviation. A great exhibit, small and concise but it has a great scope of Aviation History. Tucked behind the Airport it is a...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Another really nice, well laid-out, but under-visited aviation museum. The day we were there, the staff outnumbered the visitors. I actually prefer it that way for taking pictures, but it is sad to see such nice museums in need of visitors in order to remain...More

Thank Roy C
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Aviation displayed at its best. If you love airplanes, this is the place to go. 100 planes to see as well as interactive exhibits and plenty of history. A must see.

Thank char1scott
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Any fan of aviation should visit this if in the area. The collection is diverse and impressive. Plenty of activities for children and facilities for parties.

Thank Taylor R
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

My 12 year-old son loves everything aviation and we visited here while staying in town with family. I also had my 9 year-old daughter along, who admittedly is never as excited about these places as her brother is. :-) Son loved it. Daughter so-so. He...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

I have visited this museum on 2 occasions and each time I have found all info and exhibits to be interesting. Since I am a Banks High School graduate, I especially enjoyed seeing the restored jet which used to sit atop our high school and...More

Thank VandyDukeMom
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

I guess if someone had never been to another aviation museum/display this one would seem quite impressive. However, I have been to many aviation museums so this one is average at best when compared to others that I have visited. The lighting in the "early...More

Thank Butch E
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harryh409
20 August 2018|
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Response from TioJuanito | Reviewed this property |
It may be a bit late, but yes they do accept CC.
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904bkel
3 August 2017|
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Response from vincent | Reviewed this property |
Check BirminghamGroupon. We had a party of 8 and was able to get 8 tickets @ $28.00. It averaged out to $3.50 a ticket. Groupon offered a discount on top of that. So for 8 admission around $25.00 which was a good deal.
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Matt L
31 August 2016|
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Response from María Elena T | Reviewed this property |
Hi Matt You can walk the museum in about one hour but it depends on how a fan you are and if you are taking children My husband loves aviation so we spent more than two hours inside.
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