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Atlanta Week-Day 3

Delta Air Lines operates out of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and the air line has a museum near the airport that is open to the public. The museum is located in an old hangar and details the history of Delta Air Lines. Visitors first walk into one side of the hangar that houses displays on Delta’s beginnings as a crop-dusting company to their transition to a regional passenger air line to Delta’s growth into the world’s largest air line. Along with the displays are several models of different planes that Delta has used. In the other half of the hangar is a former Delta plane that was paid for by Delta employees (and has since been retired) that visitors can tour. There are also interactive displays that feature former Delta logos and other facts. As visitors depart the museum, they can stop by the gift shop.

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The museum isn’t overly large-it took us a couple hours to see the whole thing, and we read most of the displays-but we really enjoyed learning about Delta and about a part of the air line industry. Even though it’s not as well known as some other Atlanta attractions, the Delta Museum was one of our favorite places we’ve visited in Atlanta, and we highly recommend going.

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