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Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

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Address: 4721 Aircraft Dr, Anchorage, AK 99502-1080
Phone Number: +1 907-248-5325
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This attraction is at Anchorage Intl Airport
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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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More interesting than you'd think, great regional history

I enjoyed this museum more than I thought I would. It's pretty modest looking from the front, but it has a wide selection of exhibit aircraft to see, with plenty of interesting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Soda100
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New Orleans, LA
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New Orleans, LA
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84 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed this museum more than I thought I would. It's pretty modest looking from the front, but it has a wide selection of exhibit aircraft to see, with plenty of interesting history of landing airplanes on the water and on skis, for snow and ice. It really is a gear head's paradise for mechanics, but also very accessible for... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It has been about 15 years since I last visited this museum. Recently I had a morning free in Anchorage so I stopped by. The change since that last visit is impressive! Many new aircraft and artifacts plus wonderful display to tell the history of flying in the state. The staff was friendly and very helpful. It was a great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

After crossing an active airplane taxi way and watching float planes take off and land, we visited this spot. It was a cool damp October afternoon. Perfect place to learn a bit more about Alaska. We enjoyed the many exhibits, film about Alaska's role in World War II, and watching ducks and plane traffic from the tower. Good variety of... More 

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Thank Becky H
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

There was a lot to see, my kids thought it was really neat to see all the planes. They also loved the interactive games.

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Thank efustok
West Lothian, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Visited by chance while in Anchorage for a couple of days. The collection of aircraft and artifacts is interesting although of mixed quality but the staff were friendly and there was an invitation to look in at the restoration workshop. The museum's location means you probably need your own car or a taxi to get there. As an enthusiast I... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Visited here with my husband and parents. We stayed in Anchorage for 1 night post cruise and so we didn’t have a lot of time and decided to do this. I am not particularly interested in planes or anything so I wasn’t really expecting it to be enjoyable, but it turned out to be a great way to spend an... More 

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Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Great way to see the float planes take-off and land. There is a tower that lets you see most of the lake with planes docked along the shore. Interesting videos and displays on Alaska's role in a variety of wars.

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

A compilation of artifacts, old craft, uniforms, videos etc. showcasing some of AK's aviation history. Some pretty interesting items. If you are an aviation buff, it's worth the roughly 1-1.5 hours to walk through the museum.

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Thank Deryk D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Interesting place, chock full of history and historical artifacts (including lotsa' planes!) that deal with the (extensive) history of flight in Alaska. I learned a lot, and spent nearly half a day here, reading, looking, taking photos. Clearly, Alaska would not / could not be what it is without air travel and freight delivery - and here you can learn... More 

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Youngstown, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

this is a great museum for the flying enthusiast, some beautiful planes and a lot of alaskan flying history

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