Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, Anchorage

History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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  • Great look into the history or aviation in Alaska. Did not realize the impact Alaska had in WWII. We also walked into the hanger where they are working in renovating the planes. Had a great...  more »
  • While the gift shop is a bit spendy, this museum checks most of the boxes you would want for a contemporary museum, including a look at the lethal history of Alaskan flight, as well as the corporate.....  more »
  • This excellent museum tells the story of flight in Alaska, with many interesting exhibits in several buildings as well as outdoors. On the day I visited, they were setting up for a wedding in one of....  more »
  • Great place and a must-see for aviation enthusiasts. Museum not only displays various aircraft but also covers the impact the aircraft had on the development of Alaska. You can easily spend an hour (when the sun is out) sitting on the terrace of the old tower and watch sea planes taking off. Friendliness of the staff really made my day, thanks!
  • A real eye opener and wonderful educational history lesson. The aviation world in Alaska is quite fascinating. The planes and jet on display, were fantastic. A very sad, dark part of history rarely discussed , was also showcased in a very good documentary.
  • Short and sweet museum, goes into Alaskan history with flight and air lines. Lots of restored planes and some really good information on the battles in the Alaskan islands during world war II. There's a short radio tower for lounging where you can listen to the local radio chatter and get a good view of the lake.
  • Tower is fun place to watch float planes take off, you can listen to air traffic control. Museum does a good job telling the story of Japanese invasion and bombing of US during WW II. Yes, Japan did invade US soil, they landed and held two Aleutian islands.
  • Great little museum! Entry fee was very reasonable. Contains tons of info about the history of aviation in Alaska. I especially loved the section about the battle of Attu. I never knew about the Japanese invasion of Alaska during WWII, so I really enjoyed learning something new!

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