Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, Anchorage

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Three hangars of Alaskan aviation exhibits, films and displays in additional to outdoor exhibits and an active Restoration Hangar. The Alaska Aviation Museum is a great place to watch take-offs and landings on Lake Hood, to learn about Alaska's aviation history, or even to hold a special event!
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  • Aviation was so integral to the development of the state in the past century. If you’re an aviation (and/or history) enthusiast, you’ll enjoy this stop. My teenage son and I enjoyed it more than we ex...  more »
  • Visited with the family and toured for a couple hours. Could have stayed longer. Beautiful exhibits and interactive simulators. Will visit again for sure  more »
  • We had a few hours to kill, waiting for a plane, and decided to go to this museum, which is very close to the Anchorage Airport terminal building. You can take the rental car shuttle for free, over to...  more »
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  • I've been here a couple of times one of those being for the annual Bodega Beer Fest. Super cool place and awesome for an event. Only problem being the bathrooms. They could use some updates and possibly more actual stalls if they are going to throw large events here. As a museum, it's super cool and driving around Lake Hood to see all the planes is a plus.
  • Great museum! They did an amazing job going over the history of Alaskan airplanes and flight history.
  • Fun place to go for all you av fans. Had a good time
  • The Merrill Field Tower Cab is a great place for wine tasting or party and to view Lake Hood aviation operations. The hangars are full of history and historic aircraft. This museum is always changing exhibits and rebuilding aircraft to fly, not just to replicate. Not only are the aircraft historic one of the hangars is on the National Registry as the first hangar at Lake Hood the largest Seaplane base in world.
  • Interesting. Best part for us was to sit in the tower and watch float planes land and take off.

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