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Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

4721 Aircraft Dr, Anchorage, AK 99502-1080
+1 907-248-5325
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Aviation history of Alaska

Aviation was so integral to the development of the state in the past century. If you’re an... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2018
RonaBu
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Awesome History and displays

Visited with the family and toured for a couple hours. Could have stayed longer. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
kruser350
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Missoula, Montana
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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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4721 Aircraft Dr, Anchorage, AK 99502-1080
This attraction is at Anchorage Intl Airport
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+1 907-248-5325
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Aviation was so integral to the development of the state in the past century. If you’re an aviation (and/or history) enthusiast, you’ll enjoy this stop. My teenage son and I enjoyed it more than we expected. Fun to watch the float planes take off from...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Visited with the family and toured for a couple hours. Could have stayed longer. Beautiful exhibits and interactive simulators. Will visit again for sure

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We had a few hours to kill, waiting for a plane, and decided to go to this museum, which is very close to the Anchorage Airport terminal building. You can take the rental car shuttle for free, over to the museum. It's a short 5...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our stop at the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum. Learned some interesting points about the bush pilots and the climate and terrain extremes of flying in Alaska.

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

One Saturday a month, the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, located out in the Lake Hood area of Anchorage, Alaska, offers FREE ADMISSION. So my wife and I, since we have a residence here in Anchorage, waited for our FREE Saturday to arrive and then drove...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

If you are a pilot, you should really make the stop and enjoy the Alaska bush pilot history. They also have an old Huey H1B I believe. Alaska would not be the Alaska it is with out airplanes and pilots treking across the wilderness! Very...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

This museum tells the awesome story of aviation in Alaska. Lots of cool artifacts, planes, and helicopters. It's no Smithsonian Air Museum, but then again, these guys make a very cool museum happen with a fraction of the budget. If you dig aviation, it's definately...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Interesting history. Laid back self guided tour. I'm not into air museums but went along with hubby and I found it interesting.

Thank elephanthead
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Very interesting exhibits, well presented with lots of instructive signage, run by great and helpful volunteers, many vintage airplanes from the beginning era of Alaskan flying, WWII planes, participate using the flight simulator, and observing the volunteers rebuilding planes in the restoration hanger, controls tower...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

My husband is an aviation nut so we always stop at museums. This was very well laid out, they had two flight simulators and information about women pilots who impacted Alaska and the world of aeronautics. I also learned quite a bit about Alaska's history.

1  Thank dmflord
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Alaskafisherman
5 February 2017|
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Response from Gerry R | Reviewed this property |
I cant remember. I think $5 or $10. its a neat museum. you'll kill a couple of hours there. Plus its on a lake. Pretty cool.
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L7686XMsusanh
13 January 2017|
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Response from Roee F | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Sorry for the late answer. Tickets can be purchased in the entry to the museum. I assume you can spend there a couple of hours with the family. I am not sure about the hours....
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