A visit to the National Airline History Museum is a trip through the aviation history books, and really is a step back in time.
Located at the Historic Downtown Airport, in Kansas City, Missouri, this airline museum takes you back to a different and more graceful age of air transportation, via a collection of photographs, artifacts, printed material, and audio/visual displays that will bring you the true flavor of an age gone by.
There are also SO many actual aircraft that you can come face to face with, all with incredible stories behind them (and some that have actually gone into space!)
You can see the a full scale replica of the TWA Moonliner - a rocket that was intended to carry civilians into space (how amazing would that be?), or it might be the very first Boeing 727 that might interest you!
Go right back through the history books to one of the Glenn Martins' designs (Martin established one of the first aircraft factories back in 1909 - only 6 years after the Wright Brothers first flight!) or just marvel at how aircraft has changed over 100 years.
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at flying yourself? Just as well the National Airline History Museum features simulators that allow you to actually experience being a pilot without having to leave the ground!
These simulators can transform you into a jumbo jet pilot, or have you at the controls of a WWI single engine bi-plane. Experience simulator flyers can even take to skies in a Lockheed Super G Constellation!
So fly into your next family day out at the National Airline History Museum, and fly through the history books and see some of the most iconic aircraft ever to hit the skies!
$5 (Ages 13 to 17)
Seniors & military personnel $5
12 years (must be with an adult)
Check out their events page on their website to see if anything fun is coming up!
The Airline History Museum does not offer dining options at this time so grab something in the area before or after your visit
Parking is FREE. Parking is located on the South side of the Museum and is accessed off Lou Holland Drive.
They love to host field trips so give them a call to arrange students visiting!
The Airline History Museum Store is where you can pick up some great gifts and souvenirs relating to the exhibits, and you can visit the store without paying admission fees.
Public areas of the Museum, including the Hangar and main gallery, are accessible to visitors in wheelchairs. Although the aircraft do not have wheelchair accessibility, the Museum is currently in the process of developing informational exhibits for each Aircraft throughout the Hangar. A wheelchair is available at the Front Ticket Counter in the Lobby. This is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Strollers are allowed in all public areas. However, strollers are not permitted on the Aircraft.
Open 10am - 4pm Wednesday to Saturday
Open year round, but closed Sundays to Tuesdays
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