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Southern Museum of Flight

4343 73rd St N, Birmingham, AL 35206-3642
+1 205-833-8226
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Hidden GEM in BHAM

This place is truly a hidden gem in Birmingham, AL! It's a great place to take the family and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Beachin_B
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Birmingham, Alabama
Enjoyable visit

An enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours. We lucked out and had a nice chat with one of the men... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
travellerfromatown
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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An aircraft hangar museum with exhibits of authentic old airplanes.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:30
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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 3 days ago

This place is truly a hidden gem in Birmingham, AL! It's a great place to take the family and learn some history.. .It was very, very interesting. Alos, the tickets are not that expensive... Go check it out on a hot, cold, or rainy day...

Thank Beachin_B
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

An enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours. We lucked out and had a nice chat with one of the men who work on the planes (actually, he might be a department of one!) he gave us some interesting information on some of the...More

Thank travellerfromatown
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I love stopping here and seeing the aviation history. There is a good assortment of aircraft and tons of information.

Thank bjmclaren2011
Reviewed 4 February 2017

A great choice for an afternoon stroll and a good place to learn about airplanes. Simulators and a Hall of fame with some historic value.

Thank germannstephen
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This museum is divided in several sections general aviation, CAP, Alabama hall of fame and military. Also off site two blocks are more airplanes stored exposed to the elements. The exhibits were well documented. It takes about two hours to do a tour.

Thank czbrat1
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I've lived in Birmingham all my life and only recently visited (as an adult) and really loved it. Great exhibit on the Tuskegee Airmen and exhibits on flight in Birmingham and in general. Simulators for kids to try out - really enjoyable - took about...More

Thank mlwtef
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Surprised I have never visited here before. Wasn't aware of its existence. Son is an airplane buff and he loved it. Nice size museum, with numerous planes and helicopters. Good videos about Vietnam war and WWII throughout, and Tuskogee airmen exhibit. Several simulators to use...More

Thank southern10
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This was a fun stop on our visit. Doesn't cost too much to see the planes and play in the simulators.

Thank Bryan A
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This place is fun! We had a work meeting here and toured the facility! It cool to look at the planes they have here!

Thank Natalie R
Reviewed 11 December 2016

There are airplanes from several different eras. Hubby was glad to see an old link trainer that he used in his first aviation job. There are several simulators for everyone to try to fly. Very interesting displays.

Thank debstcharles
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Matt L
31 August 2016|
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Response from metorresf | 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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Claudetta M
23 December 2015|
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Response from ace123j | Property representative |
That exhibit is the Korean War Jets exhibit. The defecting pilot was Lt. No Kum Sok, know as Ken Rowe when he became an American citizen. Ken is 85 years old now. I talk with him several times a year.
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