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Southern Museum of Flight

4343 73rd St N, Birmingham, AL 35206-3642
+1 205-833-8226
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Understated yet outstanding museum for everyone!!!

We stopped in on our way to Tuscaloosa and what a gem ! We were warmly greeted and chatted about... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
PAWatersFamily
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Center Valley, Pennsylvania
Wonderful Flying Exhibits

We visited this museum just to see historic airplanes and learn of the history of aviation as it... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
kilr0ywashere
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Georgetown, Florida
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An aircraft hangar museum with exhibits of authentic old airplanes.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:30
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4343 73rd St N, Birmingham, AL 35206-3642
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped in on our way to Tuscaloosa and what a gem ! We were warmly greeted and chatted about local history as well as the University of Alabama.Once inside, we found an outstanding collection of planes and information on aviation history. We love the...More

Thank PAWatersFamily
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this museum just to see historic airplanes and learn of the history of aviation as it relates to this area. It's great in that it's big enough, yet not too big. Enjoyed it thoroughly. There's quite a few aircraft displayed outside 1 or...More

Thank kilr0ywashere
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Learned more about Tuskegee airman then any other museums we have traveled to. Nice exhibition on the North Korea who brought the MiG 15 to the Americans. Never had heard the entire story. Nice collection of planes. Have many different flight simulators to test out.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tons of beautiful vintage aircraft in this building. The staff is also very knowledgeable about everything inside. A play center is available for the little ones along with a flight simulator rooms.

Thank mneither2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a very large museum, but interesting! Male and female exhibits to view. Simulators, kids play area, and kids can actually sit in some of the air crafts. Small gift shop. Very friendly staff ! Don't miss the outside air crafts down the street as...More

Thank vincent
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is truly a hidden gem in Birmingham, AL! It's a great place to take the family and learn some history.. .It was very, very interesting. Alos, the tickets are not that expensive... Go check it out on a hot, cold, or rainy day...

Thank Beachin_B
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

An enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours. We lucked out and had a nice chat with one of the men who work on the planes (actually, he might be a department of one!) he gave us some interesting information on some of the...More

Thank travellerfromatown
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
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
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 Herb T
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3 August 2017|
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Response from vincent | Reviewed this property |
Check BirminghamGroupon. We had a party of 8 and was able to get 8 tickets @ $28.00. It averaged out to $3.50 a ticket. Groupon offered a discount on top of that. So for 8 admission around $25.00 which was a good deal.
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Matt L
31 August 2016|
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Response from metorresf | Reviewed this property |
Hi Matt You can walk the museum in about one hour but it depends on how a fan you are and if you are taking children My husband loves aviation so we spent more than two hours inside.
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Claudetta M
23 December 2015|
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Response from ace123j | Property representative |
That exhibit is the Korean War Jets exhibit. The defecting pilot was Lt. No Kum Sok, know as Ken Rowe when he became an American citizen. Ken is 85 years old now. I talk with him several times a year.
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