American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum

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Aviation museum houses restored 1940 Douglas DC-3 airliner conceived by aviation pioneer C.R. Smith

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Promotional value expires Dec 5, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Must activate family membership by 12/3/2012, membership expires 1 year from activation date. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

History tends to repeat itself, which means there’s a good chance you’ll get run over by another war elephant. Learn from the past with this Groupon.

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  • $8 for a museum visit for four (up to a $20 value)
  • $35 for a one-year family membership (a $75 value)

An annual family membership grants two adults and their children and grandchildren under 18 unlimited free access to museum, plus a membership pin, a membership card, discounts on museum programs, and 10% off at the museum gift shop.

American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum

In 1934, many flight passengers still traveled by bald eagle, which was dangerous, had few amenities, and was illegal. But along came C.R. Smith, president of American Airlines for 34 years, who pioneered innovations in commercial aviation that improved passenger comfort as well as plane capacity. Today, the American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum honors his legacy with hundreds of historical artifacts, photographs, and full-scale airline engines. The museum's centerpiece is a rare 1940 Douglas DC-3 airliner, the Flagship Knoxville—a fully restored testament to C.R. Smith's contributions to the industry. Other perennial attractions include a flight simulator and The Spirit of American, a film that documents the history of commercial aviation, featuring panoramic aerial photography and rare footage of Icarus nearing the sun.

Customer Reviews

We were very impressed! I would definitely recommend it!
Lylyan N. · January 4, 2013
It was fun and the flight simulator was awesome!
Terri C. · January 3, 2013
It is a nice museum that not too many know about.
Barbara B. · November 14, 2012

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