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Alaska Aviation Museum, Anchorage

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#2 of 9 in Museums in Anchorage
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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  • August 13, 2017
    Alaska's history and aviation are intertwined. Well designed displays and enthusiastic docents make this museum a memorable experience.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Lots of planes from early days of Alaska aviation. Exhibit on WW11 in Alaska. Old control tower where you can listen to main airport tower and watch seaplanes on Lake Hood. Worth a visit if you have s...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    What happened to the NAC DC-6 N43872 that was donated to the museum. I worked for NAC for 10 years and it was one of the aircraft I loaded on a regular basis and if I remember correctly it was a old H...  more »
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  • April 4, 2017
    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.
  • June 25, 2017
    Amazing you get to see planes take off from the water; the gift shop is reasonably priced and you get to visit the old Merrill field control tower placed on site along with an Alaska Airlines 727.
  • November 7, 2016
    I'm really surprised at the level of interest that this museum possesses. You can see everything from Helicopters to airplane engines. Virtually everything aerospace is contained in this facility. This facility has a lot to offer the aerospace enthusiast. I recommend checking it out!!!!
  • January 29, 2017
    This is a pretty small museum but it's a very nice one for those those that are interested. Try the simulator (the paid one)!
  • May 22, 2017
    Great Museum! Nice little gift shop.

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