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Airline History Museum

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Address: 201 NW Lou Holland Dr, Kansas City, MO 64116-4223
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+1 816-421-3401
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Wed - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Airline history museum at Kansas City airport devoted to saving and...

Airline history museum at Kansas City airport devoted to saving and preserving old aircraft, including "connies".

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If you enjoy airplanes and history, you'll enjoy this!

Some great history here, the Constellation is a neat plane with cool history and ties to Howard Hughes of course. Really cool look back to what flying was like before everything... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Minnesota
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332 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this was an impromptu stop and unless you have time to spend, i wouldn't make an out of the way effort to stop. the museum was nice and unique, good narration and friendly staff, but it appears that they still need a lot more funding or work to make it more presentable. it was enjoyable seeing how passenger flying was... More 

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Leawood, Kansas
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216 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I took my granddaughters to the airline museum in March 2017. It took about 1 1/2 hours to view. I personally would not recommend this activity for young children. You are corralled into a small group with a tour guide (who is quite knowledgable) that explains the history of the airline industry. There are cases that contain different airline artifacts,... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Some great history here, the Constellation is a neat plane with cool history and ties to Howard Hughes of course. Really cool look back to what flying was like before everything was hidden behind plastic panels too. And I've never seen it crowded. The vintage motorcycle club has a bike show here every year which is a great way to... More 

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Thank FredG67
Hazelwood, Missouri
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This is my 3rd Trip to see this wonderful museum. I would very much like a return.There is just so much to see in a always to short of time.

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Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We visited this Museum Immediately after visiting the TWA Museum although not affiliated with each other they are both at the downtown Airport within 1/2 mile. There is a good Orientation Video. There are several passenger aircraft in various phases of Rehab Including a Constellation which is a unique Long Distance Propeller Driven Airliner built in the early 50's the... More 

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The Villages, FL, United States
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 March 2017

For an airline nut, you must go just so you can see the Constellation, the queen of the air, the most beautiful airplane ever designed. And.... you get to go through it. Remember that this is a working facility, with many "in process" displays, so it is not well organized and is a little messy. It's also a little difficult... More 

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Madison, United States
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Excellent museum about the airline industry. Just being able to go inside a constellation is worth the admission price.

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Thank G6267EJnickf
South Dakota
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Nice museum with displays from mostly mid-Century and later. The museum has a strong TWA bent but there are displays of things from a few other airlines. The highlight for me was being able to walk through a Lockheed Constellation and a Martin 404. The drawback of the museum is that you have to have a guide. You are not... More 

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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We just DJ'd a wedding event for a family member here. It was by far the coolest venue we've ever been to! It incorporated their love of flying, but was interesting and photographer's dream.

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Wharton, Texas
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154 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The guide was knowledgeable and very interesting. There is a TWA constellation in the hanger that you get to go through, as well as another large plane. We also watched a short film about aviation in Kansas City. The museum is located at the downtown airport. It's a work in progress, it is amazing what has been done since far.

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