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Southern Museum of Flight

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Address: 4343 N 73rd St, Birmingham, AL 35206-3642
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+1 205-833-8226
09:30 - 16:30
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Tue - Sat 09:30 - 16:30

An aircraft hangar museum with exhibits of authentic old airplanes.

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I love stopping here and seeing the aviation history. There is a good assortment of aircraft and tons of information.

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Fort Payne, Alabama
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Fort Payne, Alabama
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107 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

I love stopping here and seeing the aviation history. There is a good assortment of aircraft and tons of information.

Thank bjmclaren2011
Wilson, North Carolina
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2017

A great choice for an afternoon stroll and a good place to learn about airplanes. Simulators and a Hall of fame with some historic value.

Thank germannstephen
Miami, Florida
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This museum is divided in several sections general aviation, CAP, Alabama hall of fame and military. Also off site two blocks are more airplanes stored exposed to the elements. The exhibits were well documented. It takes about two hours to do a tour.

Thank czbrat1
Birmingham, Alabama
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I've lived in Birmingham all my life and only recently visited (as an adult) and really loved it. Great exhibit on the Tuskegee Airmen and exhibits on flight in Birmingham and in general. Simulators for kids to try out - really enjoyable - took about 1.5-2 hours to go through.

Thank mlwtef
edinburg ms
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Surprised I have never visited here before. Wasn't aware of its existence. Son is an airplane buff and he loved it. Nice size museum, with numerous planes and helicopters. Good videos about Vietnam war and WWII throughout, and Tuskogee airmen exhibit. Several simulators to use at no extra cost!! Even had video games that are flight oriented for kids to... More 

Thank southern10
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This was a fun stop on our visit. Doesn't cost too much to see the planes and play in the simulators.

Thank Bryan A
Birmingham, Alabama
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This place is fun! We had a work meeting here and toured the facility! It cool to look at the planes they have here!

Thank Natalie R
St. Charles, MO
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

There are airplanes from several different eras. Hubby was glad to see an old link trainer that he used in his first aviation job. There are several simulators for everyone to try to fly. Very interesting displays.

Thank debstcharles
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5 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016

My retired army husband and I enjoyed at least 2 hours here and it was very interesting and would recommend it to anyone with a military or flight interest. This is a good one and Barber Motorsports for sure.

Thank Lori-Ann S
New Orleans, Louisiana
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We actually went with 4 young children because we'd heard they had a great play room. They were welcoming and so friendly. Our boys had a blast in the play room and we all enjoyed seeing the museum. We took a picnic and enjoyed lunch outside under the plane!

Thank ksNOLA

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