Alaska Aviation Museum
- Type: Museums, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Aviation has played a major role in Alaska's development -- before there was a significant network of paved roads or railways, there were landing strips -- and at the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum you can learn how airplanes helped the Last Frontier take flight. Exhibits focus on the careers of bush pilots, who mastered flying over the state's rough terrain, plus the history of Alaskan Airlines. While touring, be sure to check out the historic aircraft housed in the storage hanger. And according to one Yelp.com traveler: "One of the best parts was just taking 10 relaxing minutes to sit on the shore of Lake Hood with a G-21 Goose by your side. If you're an aviation buff like me and are ever in Anchorage, the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum is a must!"
Overlooking Lake Hood from the grounds of the ANC Airport, the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum is a great place to either start or end your Anchorage visit. You can visit between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. every day during the summer and Wednesdays through Sundays during the winter. Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children. For more information, check out the museum website.