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HEART OF DIXIE RAILROAD MUSEUM

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1919 9th Street • Calera, AL 35040 • 205-668-3435 • www.hodrrm.org

Hours of Operation: Open March 10-December 17 Tuesday, 10 a.m. -2 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. -4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. -4 p.m.

Free admission; fee for train rides (check schedule)

Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum is the official railroad museum of the state of Alabama. Located just south of Birmingham in Calera, the museum features operating standard gauge and narrow gauge trains, two restored depots, an indoor collection of railroad artifacts and memorabilia, and an outdoor collection of railroad cars, locomotives, and cabooses. The museum is dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and operation of historically significant railway equipment. Special events are celebrated in a unique way at Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, from Mother’s and Father’s Day to the Pumpkin Patch Express and the Santa Special. Southern Museum of Flight The mission of the Southern Museum of Flight is to investigate, preserve, and promote the rich stories of Southern aviation and to provide exciting, interactive, and educational programming for people of all ages. Through partnerships with the community, the Southern Museum of Flight offers a number of exhibitions, displays, and educational services. The Korean War Jets Exhibit is a unique diorama display of the Kimpo Air Force Base in South Korea that highlights the defection of Lt. No Kum Sok (Kenneth Rowe), a 21-year old, elite North Korean Air Force pilot, as well as the historic events that transpired following the defection. It features two of the primary fighter jets that became adversaries during the Korean War era—the F-86 Sabre and the MiG-15. The Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit honors Alabama’s famed Tuskegee Airmen featuring a number of World War II era trainers including a North American AT-6 Texan, a Vultee BT-13B Valiant, and a Fairchild PT-19 Cornell. The Vietnam War Helicopters Exhibit depicts a true story of American heroism within Troop C, 16th Cavalry Regiment. There’s even a Huff-Daland Crop Duster Exhibit, featuring an all-original Huff-Daland “Duster,” a fabric-covered, cantilever-winged biplane structurally designed so that it had none of the wing brace wires that were common to the biplane designs of the era. The display is set in Monroe, Louisiana, during the 1920s when the Delta Air Corporation utilized these Huff-Daland aircraft as crop dusters.

Southern Museum of Flight

SOUTHERN MUSEUM OF FLIGHT 4343 73rd Street North Birmingham, AL 35206 205-833-8226 www.southernmuseumofflight.org

Hours of Operation Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Admission: $7 adults, $6 seniors and children ages four and older, free for active military and families

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