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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
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Gruttle wedding

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
Houma, Louisiana
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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.

Thank jwhitney2016
Greater Sydney, Australia
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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 

Thank 35000ft
Wharton, Texas
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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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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Good for people 14 and older interested in flying. Especially good for the 40 and older crowd NOT interested in aviation who might just remember the good old days of air travel. They have stewardess outfits, tons of artifacts, and you can tour the hangar as well. Plus, the art deco building is cool. The best part though, might be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Decided to visit this beautiful museum because I had purchased some Groupons and saw this gem included in there and I wanted to take my boys somewhere they hadn't visited in Houston. You get to see the aviation history of Texas as well as memorabilia of the major airlines as they began to operate in this state. I have to... More 

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Snyder, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This place is hidden away but is a great little gem to visit. There were lots of exhibits to go see, great artifacts on display, and it was cool to see the planes out of some of the windows. I understand they are going to go on a renovation plan, so I can't wait to see what that brings.

Thank Daniel S
Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Not huge by museum standards but a nice mix of corporate and commercial airline mementoes. Ladies don't miss the ladies restroom. Easily accessible to Hobby Airport.

Thank Barbara F

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