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The Aviation Museum of Kentucky

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Address: 4029 Airport Rd, Lexington, KY 40510-9682
Phone Number: +1 859-231-1219
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13:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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a very nice small museum

More than you might expect in a location tucked back in the airport property. Very nice guides, and some interesting displays. Good activity for kids or a rainy day.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Josie577
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

More than you might expect in a location tucked back in the airport property. Very nice guides, and some interesting displays. Good activity for kids or a rainy day.

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Clarkston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

it's a small museum - no Smithsonian here - but very interesting, and was given atour by one of the docents there. You will be pleasantly surprised.

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Liverpool, United States
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We went as a group from the Army the 589th Engineers. It was amazing to see so many different planes, starting with the first that the Wright brothers invented. And the guide we had knew absolutely everything about every plane there. Quite fascinating!

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I really enjoyed visiting this place. You get to meet with the curators and discuss Kentucky Aviation history, they will point out interesting items that are very unique to the area. I would highly recommend a visit

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

There is a interesting attraction out by the Lexington airport - the Aviation museum of Kentucky. If you need a place to get in out of the heat as we did or just something else to do this is your place. And if airplanes and aviation interest you then this is a must see. Obviously not up to Wright Patterson... More 

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Thank RButler60
North Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I had a great time visiting the museum. The staff was very friendly and eager to give you a history lesson, which was great. Lots of great aircraft to see.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We decided to stop on a Sunday afternoon and spent about an hour here. Ended up being free admission for the weekend but would have still been worth the entrance costs. Lots of Kentucky history along with aviation history.

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Thank Mindy D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Adults and kids alike enjoyed the museum. Our kids range in age from 5 to 12, and they all loved seeing the aircraft as well as climbing inside and operating the controls.

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Thank Catherine A
Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Small but very interesting. Everything is up close and personal. Children should really like it, as should parents.

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Thank UK54
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Small, but interesting. Museum staff very informative and friendly. Walk around with you and answer questions.

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