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1940 Air Terminal Museum

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Address: 8325 Travelair St, Houston, TX 77061-4716
Phone Number:
+1 713-454-1940
This attraction is at Hobby Airport
Monday
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Wonderful Airport Museum of another era

This one of the finest Arc Deco airport terminals in the country. The first floor is open with many exhibits of airlines from our past history. Also has a hangar built in 1929... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Greg K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This one of the finest Arc Deco airport terminals in the country. The first floor is open with many exhibits of airlines from our past history. Also has a hangar built in 1929 that displays more exhibits and a 1943 Lockheed Lodestar. A must see if you can get near Hobby Airport. Also available for special events such as weddings,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were greeted by Jim (and another gentleman) and told a little of the history of Hobby Airport and the terminal building. With the help of old photos and a mostly (beautifully) restored building one can easily imagine the glamour and sophistication of an Eastern Airlines or Braniff flight from here in the mid 20th Century. There's lots of exhibits... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for something to occupy some time while in Houston and stumbled onto this place. Located on the edge of Hobby Airport it is a step back in time. The volunteers here take their subject seriously, in a friendly way. It is located in an Art Deco building that was the official Houston Municipal Airport terminal. Stop in,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

An intriguing place with lots of memorabilia. We had Texas barbecue brought into the place which was great.

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Houma, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I am in love with this venue. Anyone wanting a vintage feel to their wedding should consider this museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The history of Aviation in Texas is laid out and well explained what these aviation pioneers did the State of Texas.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This museum was small, but had a lot of interesting things in it. The building is beautiful and worth seeing. When we went there were rooms in the process of being finished. There is a lot of local history here with lots of artifacts from the airlines. A fun visit and kind of a quick outing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Was given the most sincere welcome and introduction to the museum by Molly. The place contains a great collection and feels nostalgic. Doesn't take long to look round but worth a visit

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Adjacent the runways of Hobby International Airport you'll find the art-deco styled 1940 Air Terminal Museum. Several exhibits and memorabilia of the early aviation history in the city are presented. Down the street, in another building, are decommissioned aircraft and a few flight simulators that may or may not function. Children and aviation enthusiasts would certainly appreciate the proximity to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

My wife & I attended a program hosted by Houston Arts & Media. The program was about the National WASP WWII Museum in Sweetwater, Texas. For me, this museum is a step back in time since I made my first airplane trip from this terminal in 1950. The flight was on Braniff Airways and we flew to Dallas. The history... More 

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