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Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

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

This museum tells the awesome story of aviation in Alaska. Lots of cool artifacts, planes, and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PowderFiend
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Carbondale, Colorado, United States
Enjoyable

Interesting history. Laid back self guided tour. I'm not into air museums but went along with... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
elephanthead
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Colorado Springs, CO
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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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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
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4721 Aircraft Dr, Anchorage, AK 99502-1080
This attraction is at Anchorage Intl Airport
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank PowderFiend
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
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

Thank SamB29
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.

Thank dmflord
Reviewed 18 August 2017

My boys aged 8 and 12 really enjoyed it here. Its a small museum but has a good variety of items to look at as well as some hands on activities. There are several planes outside that you can walk through and explore. They have...More

1  Thank Becca_6737
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Alaska's history and aviation are intertwined. Well designed displays and enthusiastic docents make this museum a memorable experience.

Thank Sue V
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Lots of planes from early days of Alaska aviation. Exhibit on WW11 in Alaska. Old control tower where you can listen to main airport tower and watch seaplanes on Lake Hood. Worth a visit if you have some free time.

Thank nabman11
Reviewed 7 August 2017

What happened to the NAC DC-6 N43872 that was donated to the museum. I worked for NAC for 10 years and it was one of the aircraft I loaded on a regular basis and if I remember correctly it was a old Howard Hughes air...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 4 August 2017

A superb gem of a museum run by volunteers who are very friendly and knowledgeable. shows off well all the aircraft on show and the history of bush flying in Alaska.

Thank PhilRF5
Reviewed 29 July 2017

First you must like things about aviation (otherwise I wonder why you are reading this). There were lots to see. You can easily spend 2 hours here. We had our flight in the afternoon, and decided to come to this museum for the morning. Even...More

1  Thank Lap Kuen Damon L
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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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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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