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The Western North Carolina Air Museum

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Passionate staff

This little museum is very nice to visit. The staff is so kind and passionate about their... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
Hans V
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Worth the detour

It’s a small but very interesting museum. There’s a lot of information about every plane and the... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
Monique E
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1340 E Gilbert St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-5804
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

This little museum is very nice to visit. The staff is so kind and passionate about their collection. There is no entrance fee but hey, be sportive and donate some dollars. The need every penny they can get.

Thank Hans V
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

It’s a small but very interesting museum. There’s a lot of information about every plane and the volunteers are very friendly and welcoming and happy to answer questions.

Thank Monique E
Reviewed 25 January 2018

WNC and the aviation experience to be enjoyed by all. Many gems located in the hanger and explained by the seasoned and dedicated staff.

Thank Eric J
Reviewed 5 January 2018

My father is a pilot and during one of his visits this Summer I thought we'd drive out and check out the museum.......I can't say enough about it! Friendly volunteer staff, well organized, very interactive....and FREE! It was like stepping back in time and was...More

Thank Heidi11245
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Having been to NUMEROUS airplane museums large & small, this isn't one to put on top of your list. However, IF you're in the area during the annual fly-in & open house, AND you're an old-time plane buff, probably worth an afternoon's visit.

Thank ginniv
Reviewed 25 October 2017

I've visited this museum in 2011, and again on 2017, and both times enjoyed myself greatly. This museum is absolutely free, although they do take donations. They have a number of authentic aircraft from the '30s and '40s, as well as several replicas of WW1...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Even though the place is very small, it did offer some beautiful planes. My husband and I had mixed feelings about the man working there (a former flyer). Yes, he did know a lot about the planes and did have some interesting stories to tell...More

1  Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 16 June 2017

The Western North Carolina Air Museum houses an impressive display of aircraft spanning 100 years of aviation. All the vintage planes and replicas on display are immaculate, and each, from the WWI fighters to the 1988 Sportfire, looks ready to take to the air. A...More

1  Thank Joe D
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped in at this small museum and were immediately met by a number of docents. They were having a pancake breakfast. We were approached by four different docents and each had interesting stories to tell about the planes on display. They were pilots and...More

1  Thank DEBORAH H
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We found this place via a friend's recommendation, and were surprised at the number of rare and vintage aircraft tucked away in an out-of-the-way hangar. The collection has some real gems, and the people are very welcoming and well-informed.

1  Thank Dave B
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