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Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum Anchorage

Where is it at?

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Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum
4721 Aircraft Dr
Anchorage
AK
99502
Tel: (907) 248-5325

Directions

Directions from Downtown: Head west on E 5th Ave Turn Left onto L St Continue onto Minnesota Dr S/ Spenard Thru-Way Continue to follow Minnesota Dr Turn right onto W Int'l Airport Rd Make a slight right onto Postmark Dr Turn right onto Heliport Pl Turn right onto Aircraft Dr

Where are we going today?

Exhibit galleries feature the evolution of Alaskan aviation from 1913 to the present. There are over 20 vintage aircraft to see, flight simulators to use and a Bush Pilot gift store to shop in.

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsAdults: $10 Seniors: $8
  • ChildrenChild (5-12): $6 Students: $8
  • Free Under: 5
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Summer hours (5/15-9/15): Everyday 9am-5pm Winter hours (9/16-5/14): Wed-Sat 9am-5pm and Sun 12-5pm

Can I get one of those?

Bush Pilot Gift Store: We sell aviation themed gifts for all ages! There are toys, stuffed animals and planes, t-shirts and jackets, books, model planes, artwork and more. .

What people are saying?

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    The displays of planes were pretty cool, as was the flight simulator, and my favorite was the "theater room" which plays a documentary on Japan's attack on the Aleutian islands in WWII. However, it seemed the museum mostly featured airlines or pilots who became small business owners. I would've enjoyed more displays on Alaskan WWII pilots, as well as how the Cold War effected aviation (if at all). Instead, the musem seemed to put a lot of attention on the business side of aviation. It may have given a better visual if there was a map showing the...Read More

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    I've always been an airplane lover, and getting the chance to see rare aircraft such as a Grumman Goose, Widgeon, an airworthy Boeing Stearman, watching a Fairchild Pilgrim be restored, and seeing all the dirty and old historic aviation stuff you won't find at many other air museums is very unique. The experience ranks up there with the Seattle Museum of Flight.

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    The perfect wedding location. We originally considered an outdoor wedding, but did not want to risk the Alaskan weather. The museum gave us the best of both worlds. The auditorium was the perfect place for our ceremony and we were able to get some great outdoor shots by the lake, the planes, the totem pole, etc., etc., etc.

    Shari is wonderful to work with. We wanted to move some chairs and tables around (a major no-no at some venues) and she didn't even bat an eyelid. They have a great kitchen, complete with overhead door for easy access,...Read More

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    Wow, talk about stepping back in time. The story told by all the planes from seemingly year dot, the authenticity, the captured stories of the first aviators especially the ones in the Alaskan area made me really wish my parents were alive to visit the museum, theyd have really loved it. Reading stories of these heros was what gave me a love of travel and when one sees the paper, varnish string and 2 by 4s, the Heath Robinson way they had to go about things at first makes todays flight travel seem so safe! Thank you to all who make this a really...Read More

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    lo mejor de esta vida!!!

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by Ryan Edgington

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The displays of planes were pretty cool, as was the flight simulator, and my favorite was the "theater room" which plays a documentary on Japan's attack on the Aleutian islands in WWII. However, it seemed the museum mostly featured airlines or pilots who became small business owners. I would've enjoyed more displays on Alaskan WWII pilots, as well as how the Cold War effected aviation (if at all). Instead, the musem seemed to put a lot of attention on the business side of aviation. It may have given a better visual if there was a map showing the locations that our current bush pilots fly to, but maps were lacking as well. I definitely enjoyed parts of the museum, but I probably won't be going back.

by Sarah Sandbak

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The perfect wedding location. We originally considered an outdoor wedding, but did not want to risk the Alaskan weather. The museum gave us the best of both worlds. The auditorium was the perfect place for our ceremony and we were able to get some great outdoor shots by the lake, the planes, the totem pole, etc., etc., etc.

Shari is wonderful to work with. We wanted to move some chairs and tables around (a major no-no at some venues) and she didn't even bat an eyelid. They have a great kitchen, complete with overhead door for easy access, which makes set up easier for your caterer.

Overall we had a wonderful experience.

by A Google User

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Wow, talk about stepping back in time. The story told by all the planes from seemingly year dot, the authenticity, the captured stories of the first aviators especially the ones in the Alaskan area made me really wish my parents were alive to visit the museum, theyd have really loved it. Reading stories of these heros was what gave me a love of travel and when one sees the paper, varnish string and 2 by 4s, the Heath Robinson way they had to go about things at first makes todays flight travel seem so safe! Thank you to all who make this a really great museum of Flight.

The Weather

Tuesday

Conditions: Snow Showers
Temp: 5° F / -15° C
Humidity: 80 %
Wind: NNE - 7 MPH

Wednesday

Conditions: Clear
Temp: -4° F / -20° C
Humidity: 77 %
Wind: NNE - 4 MPH

Thursday

Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Temp: -5° F / -21° C
Humidity: 74 %
Wind: NE - 4 MPH

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