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Southern Museum of Flight

4343 73rd St N, Birmingham, AL 35206-3642
+1 205-833-8226
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Great collelction of flying machines.

Any fan of aviation should visit this if in the area. The collection is diverse and impressive... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
Taylor R
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Vestavia Hills, Alabama
A great place that will soon get even better

My 12 year-old son loves everything aviation and we visited here while staying in town with family... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
a_t_h_13_12
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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An aircraft hangar museum with exhibits of authentic old airplanes.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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4343 73rd St N, Birmingham, AL 35206-3642
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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

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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

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Our family recently visited the Southern Museum of Flight and received a very warm welcome upon our arrival. The museum was quiet that day and one of the educators (Charles) at the museum offered to show us around. His stories were clear and accurate and...More

Thank Marybeth98
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Having a son who loves flight, this was his favorite place to go. It is also a fun place to take visitors. The price is also extremely reasonable!

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Visited while staying a weekend in Birmingham, it is well laid out, and has many aircraft on display. A bit pricy, but the cost of such a unique venue is costly. I know as being a pilot and former aircraft owner that money 'IS' what...More

Thank H P
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

A lovely musuem, very interesting. Fairly basic flight simulators BUT all free to use. Lovely staff. A great way to spend half a day.

Thank chris747
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We went here while in town and were very impressed. From the outside, it looks small but looks can be deceiving. When you walk in, you see just how big it really is. There is an admission but it's well worth it! I'm an aviation...More

Thank Devil505
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We stopped in on our way to Tuscaloosa and what a gem ! We were warmly greeted and chatted about local history as well as the University of Alabama.Once inside, we found an outstanding collection of planes and information on aviation history. We love the...More

Thank PAWatersFamily
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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 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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