The Northwest Airlines History Center is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization conceived, operated and staffed by current and former employees, retirees and friends of the former Northwest Airlines. All donate their time as non-paid volunteers. Income received by the History Centre from memberships, donations and the sale of books and merchandise goes towards furthering the goals of the NWA History Centre.Using our international travel planner, Bloomington attractions like Northwest Airlines History Centre can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Northwest Airlines History Centre reviews
The museum is located in an unconventional spot - the third floor of the Airport Crowne Plaza Hotel! While it is laid out in a small space, the museum has a good collection of displays relating to... more »
Been here a few times! It's very neat that they saved most of the artifacts from a largely forgotten airline. more »
What a fantastic collection of artifacts from NWA. Most of them items that would have otherwise been trashed or forgotten about. The volunteers the day I went were former employees and recounted many stories. I could have stayed another hour talking to them. Definitely recommend a visit if you're looking to kill some time before a flight. Just note the signage isn't that good for finding it. Best way in is to park in the hotel parking lot top level then enter through the glass doors then up the stairs one level which can be found beyond the pool
This place is a bit hidden but is a neat visit. Exhibits on the history of Northwest and the airlines that merged into it. Staffed by retired NWA employees. The collection is impressive, much of it donated by the airline itself or by Delta when they bought it. Some exhibits rotate periodically. Was very impressed. Very close to MSP so doable during a long layover as well.
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