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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560 (National Mall)
202-633-1000
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Ranked #15 of 234 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: History Museums, Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Owner description: The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright...
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Type: History Museums, Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer and Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Wilmington, Delaware
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I chaperoned my son's school trip and I am so glad I had the opportunity to visit with them! My family had been to Washington, D.C. a few years ago, but only for a day (chock full of activities too) and had no time to visit the National Mall. My son has great interest in aviation and all things mechanical.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Absolutely love this museum! So much to see. Being able to see the history of flight from the first attempts to space travel is fascinating. Love the interactive displays. Very educational can't wait until my grandchildren are old enough to really appreciate it. Also like proximity to other museums. Also love the fact is a free museum! Well worth your... More 

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San Diego
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

One of my favorite Smithsonian museums. There's also a hands-on area the my 7 year old son really enjoyed. This is also a good place for a quick bite as the museum as a McDonald's, Boston Market, and pizza place in its dining area.

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Pittsburgh
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

My son (8) absolutely loved this Museum. So many things to see and do. He enjoyed riding in the virtual space ship and watching the 3D movie in the Omni Max Theater. Will definitely visit again!

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Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

As a 25 year old man I found the museum to be extremely entertaining and full of rich history. If you were a child though, you would be in absolute heaven learning about space explorations and their equipment paired with the history of aviation.

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Fremont, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

There is so much history here and shown and told so it's easy to understand. Can't wait to bring my 10 year old grandson here. There is a ton of history here - even the Wright Brother's plane is there - seriously! Going into one of the space modules really opens your eyes as to how small it really is.... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

So many exciting things to see. Loved the simulators. Made me feel like a kid again. Easy to get to from the Metro. So many interesting exhibits. Make sure you make this one of your stops.

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Booleroo Centre, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This is a must, for all ages. There were a lot of people here but it never was crowded and we didn't have to wait anywhere. The facilities are excellent. The exhibits are stunning, many original planes and craft are on display, the ones the set the records or performed the daring feats we've all heard or read about. You... More 

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Greenfield Center, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This was a great museum. The way the actual aircraft are displayed as well as other exhibits featuring space and flight items was incredible. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable.

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Chelmsford
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Having recently retired after hitting 60, this is a must for any bucket list. Actually seeing Columbia from Apollo 11, the Wright Brothers, Emila Earhart, Lindbergh's the Spirit of St Louis, wow I mean wow.

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