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Northwest Airlines History Centre

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What a hidden gem for any aviation historian

This small museum is a must see for any aviation historian. Featuring a lot of Northwest history... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Awesome!! Just super awesome!

Brought back many many memories when I worked for PA as a Purser.. My friend worked for NW and... read more

Review collected in partnership with Country Inns & Suites By Radisson

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Rob M
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2 Oct 2018
“What a hidden gem for any aviation historian”
19 Aug 2018
“Awesome!! Just super awesome!”
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8101 34th Ave S Ste 100, Bloomington, MN 55425-1606
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

This small museum is a must see for any aviation historian. Featuring a lot of Northwest history, uniforms, and the like. It's free - so stop by!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mam361
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Brought back many many memories when I worked for PA as a Purser.. My friend worked for NW and retired from Delta just last year.

Review collected in partnership with Country Inns & Suites By Radisson
Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Rob M
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Quite unexpected. This museum of so many Northwest Airlines artifacts up on the third floor outside the fitness room on the third floor of the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Really refreshing.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JackrabbitRamos
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Inside the Crowne Plaza Aire at Appletree Square, the space is small but the exhibits are worth your visit. They do a great job of preserving Minnesota's original hometown airline, more so than Atlanta's Delta Museum (they forget about Northwest in most of their history)....More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Saranger
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Having grown up in a NWA employee's home I have always had a love for NWA. So when the wife and I came to Bloomington for vacation I had to go and visit the History Centre. Close to the light rail and only three or...More

Date of experience: August 2016
4  Thank Timothy S
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Must see for any former Northwest employees, their families, or those who are interested in aviation and/or Northwest Airlines. A modest collection but extremely interesting. Smaller children would likely not find anything interesting. Plan on spending up to one hour looking at the various collections.

Date of experience: March 2016
5  Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

Other than being small and hard to find this is a good place to go if you like to look at Northwest airlines memorabilia. It is a volunteer run, free, "museum" located in an office park down by the Minneapolis/St Paul airport. It has a...More

Date of experience: November 2015
3  Thank AndyB5542
Reviewed 12 September 2015

I used to travel a lot with this Northwest Airlines, it was indeed a great experience for many years and it was great to revive all that time at this place

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank Luis H
Reviewed 6 September 2014

This small museum is packed with Northwest Airlines memorabilia and staffed by engaging and welcoming volunteers, most of whom are former Northwest employees. Beautiful static models portray the aircraft that the company flew since its beginnings in the 1920s until its recent merger with Delta...More

Date of experience: September 2014
5  Thank Dennis P
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