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Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

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Address: 4721 Aircraft Dr, Anchorage, AK 99502-1080
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+1 907-248-5325
This attraction is at Anchorage Intl Airport
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

The Alaska Aviation Museum is located in the heart of Alaska aviation. It...

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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Worth your time. YES!!

This museum was in my top things to do. Well worth your time. The movie is awesome! You won't be disappointed

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum was in my top things to do. Well worth your time. The movie is awesome! You won't be disappointed

Thank Kwagner S
Mill Creek, Washington
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Learned a lot about WWII and the japanese occupation of Alaska territory. Interesting displays and informative

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very user friendly museum. Good for all ages. Plenty to read, for those that like in depth information. A good movie about WW2 and the aleution islands. Lots of propeller aircraft and history of Alaskan development related. Just a fun cool place!

Thank Ken M
San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Great place to learn about regional Alaskan flying history. It's a small museum so it won't take all day to visit. Children and adult will enjoy this museum all the same.

Thank Davin D
Winchester, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

We were looking for a way to spend some time out of the house this winter with a 2 yr old. The third Saturday of every month October - May, is Free Family Fun Day, sponsored by BP. Only 1/2 mile from Ted Stevens International Airport, just follow the sign once you are almost at airport. The museum is small... More 

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Indianapolis, IN, United States
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Great opportunity for both airplane enthusiasts and kids alike. They even showed me the workshop where they help to restore some of the older plans with the parts they have. The flight simulator was pretty cool. Also, you're on an active tower which is pretty neat. Pretty quick, can get through the museum in an hour or less.

Thank Swarup M
Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Fun day out whether it be with the kids, as a couple or just by yourself. Interesting local history stories and items. Lots to learn and see.

Thank jeanedz
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

We had such a fun time at the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum. Like most of our trip to Alaska this was another place we stumbled upon and it really made out trip. I was so impressed with the history of Aviation in Alaska that I had known about.

Thank Ruth S
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

The museum is packed with Alaska aviation history. Most of the displays are under one roof, but there is an additional hanger with historical plane and a real plane available to climb aboard. The main hanger includes a cockpit to sit in and a hands-on digital flying area. My 3 grandsons love the place and often choose it over other... More 

Thank Linda H
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Great selection of airplanes and thorough history of aviation in Alaska. The 3D virtual plane ride was awesome!

Thank Gerry R

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