Carolinas Aviation Museum, Charlotte

4.4
#4 of 14 in Museums in Charlotte
Carolinas Aviation Museum is located in Charlotte. Use our Charlotte trip itinerary maker to visit Carolinas Aviation Museum on your trip to Charlotte, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Create an itinerary including Carolinas Aviation Museum
map
Carolinas Aviation Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
560 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • Was extremely disappointed in parents with hoards of children just letting them run over people who were trying to enjoy the museum. Reason why I left museum early.  more »
  • Nice way to kill a few hours before flying out! They have the real "miracle on the Hudson" (Sully) plane on display!  more »
  • In the area and wanted something to fill some time. I had read the low reviews and still decided to go. I'm glad we did. This is a smaller museum, but they had about 16-18 aircraft when we visited. Fo...  more »
Google
  • The star of this museum is the Miracle of the Hudson plane. It's neat to see it and read accounts of the incident from the pilots, crew, and passengers. You can sit in a mock cockpit and ejection seat, learn about how airplanes work, and see the outsides of old military, passenger, and private planes.
  • It is amazing that the real life a320 from the true story of the movie sully( us airways flight 1549 the shop has EVERYTHING the other planes outside are cool to, also a nice place for plane spotting.
  • As a military brat some of the exhibits brought back almost forgotten memories. Small museum but well cared for, enjoyable way to spend some time. Alot of history on display.
  • The "Homeschool Day" was not as advertised on website. There was no "guided tour" offered to us----it was all self-guided. I do know that they were giving two guided tours, so don't know if they were full and that is why it wasn't offered to us? The egg-drop experiment was in addition to admission. The website stated that under 5 were free on Homeschool day, however we were charged full price. The kids and I enjoyed the museum and planes, which centers around "Flight 1549".
  • Extremely knowledgable and friendly staff. Very cool to see the plane from the Miracle on the Hudson, along with many others.

Plan your trip to Charlotte

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Charlotte

To avoid driving or riding on public buses during your visit to Charlotte, book your room in or near the city center. You can find most of Charlotte's chain hotels in so-called "Uptown," the centrally located business district and hub of tourist action. Hotels near the airport provide good low-rate options for travelers on a limited budget. These spots offer rooms with access to major roads, allowing you to explore the region quickly and easily.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Charlotte by other users

15 days in North Carolina, Las Vegas & New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM TURKEY April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Charlotte BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Charlotte BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Charlotte BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, outdoors, romantic, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA June, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA June, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Louisville, Charlotte & Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Charlotte BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM TURKEY April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans