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Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

4721 Aircraft Dr, Anchorage, AK 99502-1080
+1 907-248-5325
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Great for a small museum.

We enjoyed the Alaska history, the varied collection of planes from the past as well as viewing of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sonworshipper
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Niceville, Florida
Informative and well presented

I have learned this holiday how the railroad and aviation transformed communication, supplied the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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4721 Aircraft Dr, Anchorage, AK 99502-1080
This attraction is at Anchorage Intl Airport
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+1 907-248-5325
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed the Alaska history, the varied collection of planes from the past as well as viewing of the ones that are under construction and/or being refurbished. The museum movie is 55 minutes long which is quite long to sit through, but interesting. Would be...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have learned this holiday how the railroad and aviation transformed communication, supplied the interior and generally benefited the population of this enormous state.This museum has great exhibits and media illustrating the progress of the aviation element. Actual full size planes and aviation hardware like...More

Thank Christine G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had some time to kill before my flight. Ventured to the Aviation Museum. A excellent blend of display's and multi media to present their material. Significant resources wisely invested on the military history around WWII and Japanese occupation of Alaska.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a great collection of various planes and extensive history of Alaskan aviation. If you like airplanes and are in Anchorage, don’t miss it!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a general aviation enthusiast then this museum is Ok. ... if you are a dedicated military enthusiast it's poor full stop! For US $12.00 you'll feel robbed as there are just two genuine exibits inside and the rest is outside and in...More

Thank John W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing Aviation themed museum for young and old alike. Great place to take a day trip or take the kids on a rainy day. Museum is comprised of five building or hangars, three of which are connected as one. Several dozen aircraft on display and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plan to come for several hours and don't miss the Merrill Field "Orin Seybert" Tower Cab. Go up and watch the aircraft activity at Lake Hood Seaplane Base, the largest and busiest seaplane base in the world.

Thank Akfotoman
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great museum. Lots of amazing planes to see and some to explore. Lots of great info on Aviation in Alaska. It's on an active sea plane airport. Be careful when driving around. After my visit I drove around to explore the area. What I didn't...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are so many positive things to say about this museum. The staff were so helpful! The displays were well thought out. And the items were so unique. I really appreciated learning about the various planes and memorabilia. There are a few hangers to see...More

Thank AM9California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is not the biggest one but it is almost like your are part of it! Well manage by volunteers; Its location by the lake allows you to see seaplanes taking off and landing

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Alaskafisherman
5 February 2017|
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Response from Gerry R | Reviewed this property |
I cant remember. I think $5 or $10. its a neat museum. you'll kill a couple of hours there. Plus its on a lake. Pretty cool.
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L7686XMsusanh
13 January 2017|
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Response from Roee F | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Sorry for the late answer. Tickets can be purchased in the entry to the museum. I assume you can spend there a couple of hours with the family. I am not sure about the hours....
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