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Carolinas Aviation Museum

Located on the grounds of Charlotte Douglas International Airport, this aviation museum displays multiple standing aircraft and many captivating artifacts.

Visit Carolinas Aviation Museum to learn the history of aviation in the United States and see many impressive aircraft. Sit in the cockpits of military, civil and commercial aircraft in this massive facility. The museum also displays a collection of helicopters, including a CH-46D Sea Knight with a remarkable history of service during the Vietnam War.

Notice the Airbus A320-214, a modern airliner and one of the museum’s main attractions. The exhibit Miracle on the Hudson marks a significant moment in United States aviation history. In 2009, the aircraft hit a flock of migrating geese and both engines shut down. As a result, the aircraft had to attempt a “water landing” on the Hudson River. Fortunately all passengers and crewmembers survived. See the actual aircraft and learn more about this incredible event in the main exhibit.

Study many impressive military aircraft displayed in the museum. The D-558-1 Skystreak is an extremely rare research aircraft, one of two in the world. Another highlight in the museum’s military collection is the AV-8 Harrier II, commonly known as the Harrier Jump Jet. The AV-8 Harrier II was designed to take off vertically and hover in mid-air.

Carolinas Aviation Museum also displays a replica of the Wright Flyer, the first powered aircraft to achieve sustained flight. Other civil aircraft on display include a Savoia Marchetti S.56B, an Italian-designed single-engine biplane and flying boat. Look for the Cessna 150, one of the most popular aircraft in the world. The museum’s Cessna exhibit is integral in teaching visitors how an airplane is operated. 

Book a group tour to learn how Carolinas Aviation Museum preserves aircraft history and encourages younger generations to continue evolving aviation technology. The museum hosts many different tours for children and adults. It is open daily year-round, excluding major holidays. The large facility is located next to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, about 6 miles (10 kilometers) from downtown Charlotte.

With a large collection of airline artifacts, displayed aircraft and educational programs, Carolinas Aviation Museum is perfect for families and aviation enthusiasts.


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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Charlotte I-85 Airport, NC ¥7,738
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Charlotte I-85 Airport, NC

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Charlotte I-85 Airport, NC

2541 Little Rock Rd, Charlotte, NC
     
    2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Toddville Road, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Carolinas Aviation Museum, Bank of America Stadium, and Billy Graham Library. Lake Wylie and Bryant Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Hyatt Place Charlotte Airport/Tyvola Rd ¥9,646
    Hyatt Place Charlotte Airport/Tyvola Rd

    Hyatt Place Charlotte Airport/Tyvola Rd

    2950 Oak Lake Blvd, Charlotte, NC
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Charlotte Regional Farmers Market and Billy Graham Library. York Road Community Park and Renaissance Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel ¥12,052
      Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel

      Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel

      3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, NC
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Carolinas Aviation Museum and within 6 mi (10 km) of Bank of America Stadium and Charlotte Convention Center. EpiCentre and Spectrum Center are also within 6 mi (10 km).

        Days Inn by Wyndham Charlotte Airport North ¥5,250
        Days Inn by Wyndham Charlotte Airport North

        Days Inn by Wyndham Charlotte Airport North

        2625 Little Rock Road, Charlotte, NC
           
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Toddville Road, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Carolinas Aviation Museum, Billy Graham Library, and Lake Wylie. Bryant Park and Charlotte Regional Farmers Market are also within 6 mi (10 km).

          Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte Airport North ¥10,513
          Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte Airport North

          Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte Airport North

          2700 Little Rock Rd, Charlotte, NC
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Toddville Road, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Billy Graham Library, Bank of America Stadium, and Charlotte Convention Center. NASCAR Hall of Fame and EpiCentre are also within 9 mi (15 km).

            La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Charlotte Airport North ¥7,278
            La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Charlotte Airport North

            La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Charlotte Airport North

            3127 Sloan Dr, Charlotte, NC
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Toddville Road, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Carolinas Aviation Museum and within 6 mi (10 km) of Bank of America Stadium and Charlotte Convention Center. Billy Graham Library and NASCAR Hall of Fame are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              Comfort Suites Airport ¥8,199
              Comfort Suites Airport

              Comfort Suites Airport

              3425 Mulberry Church Road, Charlotte, NC
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the heart of Charlotte, this hotel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Carolinas Aviation Museum and within 6 mi (10 km) of Bank of America Stadium and Charlotte Convention Center. EpiCentre and Spectrum Center are also within 6 mi (10 km).

                SpringHill Suites by Marriott Charlotte Airport ¥8,670
                SpringHill Suites by Marriott Charlotte Airport

                SpringHill Suites by Marriott Charlotte Airport

                3055 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, NC
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.5 mi (3.9 km) from Carolinas Aviation Museum and within 6 mi (10 km) of Bank of America Stadium and Charlotte Convention Center. EpiCentre and Spectrum Center are also within 6 mi (10 km).