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1940 Air Terminal Museum

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What An Amazing Find!

This was Houston's ORIGINAL airport terminal! Our visit was illuminating, and we really enjoyed... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Houston, Texas
Great place to visit!

Lovely afternoon visit, luckily really quiet so had the guys there pretty much to ourselves showing... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
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8325 Travelair St, Houston, TX 77061-4716
This attraction is at Hobby Airport
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Reviewed yesterday

This was Houston's ORIGINAL airport terminal! Our visit was illuminating, and we really enjoyed examining the art deco facility along with the numerous artifacts in this relatively small [and manageable] building. Seeing pictures and hearing stories about the rich and famous [who were the only...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RobertOfHouston
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely afternoon visit, luckily really quiet so had the guys there pretty much to ourselves showing us around and telling us as all about the building and artifacts inside and about they're own history with the place and aviation in general. Very good price and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank t25gem
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Museum is not big but for those who love art deco, the building is beautiful and Houston should cherish this little bit of history. The volunteers who take you on a tour, do share a ton of information which gives the visit a personal touch....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank _satulagi66
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent, albeit small, museum located near the Hobby Airport. It's a stunning example of art deco design from a time when air travel was a luxury. The gentleman at that sells the tickets will answer any questions and is a wealth of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank juanjoseh97
Reviewed 19 June 2018

See how Houstons Air Travel Began in the early days of Aviation. Marvel at the Restored Art Deco Terminal. Also view planes on the Tarmac (Historical). Located in the famous Hobby Airport named for Governor William P. Hobby Sr.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank genoacowboy
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

It's a really nice mix of artifacts and appreciation for the historic building itself. Good views of HOU tarmac as well.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 845zacharyr
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Tucked away over on the west side of Hobby Airport in Houston is a quaint echo of commercial aviation history. The 1940 Air Terminal is exactly what its name says: the original terminal building, in Art Deco style, built for what was once Houston's "main"...More

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank kay-cee-1138
Reviewed 5 March 2018

If you're an aviation geek or just like seeing a piece of the original golden age of commercial air travel, this is a great museum to take in the former elegance (mostly gone today, except on the world's top carriers) of air travel when it...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank HoustonTXGuy
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Traditional old style airport terminal preserved in a way that once a person enters they experience a feel of what the aviation experiences must have been like during the 1940's in Houston's earlier times.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank tjinn2
Reviewed 7 February 2018

The planes are in excellent condition. There are planes from several other countries besides the US to include:Japan, Germany, Russia, and Viet Nam. A highlight is a huge B17 Bomber. There's a room with a lot of interactive and educational displays as well as the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank matmul45
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Michelle E
21 June 2017|
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Response from Greg K | Reviewed this property |
About one hour
Judy B
4 January 2017|
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Response from Barbara F | Reviewed this property |
No restaurant. A few chairs. It is small and doesn't take long to tour. Call in advance a nd perhaps they could have additional folding chairs available.
Emily A
24 June 2016|
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Response from Maureen H | Reviewed this property |
There is a gift shop.