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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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  • This museum highlights the history of Alaska's aviation pioneers and the state's involvement in the Second World War. The museum features several planes and artifacts which are in great condition... 
    This museum highlights the history of Alaska's aviation pioneers and the state's involvement in the Second World War. The museum features several planes and artifacts which are in great condition...  more »
  • Aviation played a huge role in opening up remote reaches of Alaska and that is beautifully conveyed in this lovely museum adjacent to the airport in Anchorage. Two buildings house multiple aircraft.....  more
    Aviation played a huge role in opening up remote reaches of Alaska and that is beautifully conveyed in this lovely museum adjacent to the airport in Anchorage. Two buildings house multiple aircraft.....  more »
  • Located very close to the Anchorage airport, this museum is impressive! I had no idea Alaska had so much aviation history, especially military aviation. The museum is well laid out. It has a good... 
    Located very close to the Anchorage airport, this museum is impressive! I had no idea Alaska had so much aviation history, especially military aviation. The museum is well laid out. It has a good...  more »
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  • Super great museum! Absolutely loved the control tower that you can go in and hear ATC. Would have loved to be there when some of the cockpits were open. Also would have liked to know there was a kid play area in the first hangar before walking in there and getting stuck because the six year old wouldn't leave.
  • Nice place for your kids who love airplanes, this place has like 4 sections you can check. At the control tower, you can see airplanes take off and land on the lake. The place has some nice little toys for the kids, we spent 2 hours here watching planes land and take off, and checking inside some of the airplanes they had in the yard area.
  • Good collection of numerous style of aircraft and how they attributed to Alaska. My kids most enjoyable part was the viewing tower. Watching the planes land and take off with the radio traffic. They also enjoyed tracking the flights on the flight tracker.
  • This museum is fantastic and efficiently covers a huge amount of Alaskan aviation history. The Alaska airlines 737 was the highlight for me but I also found the in-depth exhibition on the WWII battle for the Aleutian Islands to be super fascinating.
  • This place was great. There are multiple hangers with lots of things to see. Old planes and WWII history. There's also the old traffic control tower you can enter and watch the seaplanes taking off and landing.

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