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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 #16 of 255 Attractions in Washington DC
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Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, History Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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Monroe, Michigan, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This place is huge and will take quite a bit of time to walk through. So many cool and interesting things to do here. You do not want to miss this place and it's all free except the IMAX.

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Cincinnati, OH
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59 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

What's better than free? OK, the American taxpayer is picking up the tab but there is no fee except for the IMAX or Einstein Planetarium theaters. A great deal for foreign visitors, for sure. This museum exhibits the best of American air and space accomplishments from the Wright brothers to the Mars rover. Very well done and free, guided tours... More

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India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This was my longtime dream, to visit Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. It was worth every energy! Wonderful exhibitions, awesome displays, I just loved it. Seeing the lunar module, ticket engines, Apollo capsules, all very exhilarating. Best thing is, it's All Free!!!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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60 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

You could spend an entire day in this museum, which covers all eras of flight, as well as interesting exhibits about astronomy, navigation, and space exploration. I've read that this is the most popular museum in the world, so expect crowds -- particularly at the food court! It's free, of course. If you're really into aircraft, there's another branch of... More

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

My son loved this place. It was incredibly busy but worth the wait. I wish we had more time. We will have to go back!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I got there around ?5pm. anyway staff were all over the place sheperding people towards the exit doors. I didn't get to see much except fleeting glimpses of objects on the first floor.

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Kenmore, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

It's so cool in there and if you have children there's a section just for them. The Wright Brother's original plane is there and so is Sputnick. There's also a missle pit as well. Just step inside and you'll learn all about flying and there's even some rides and a movie too

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Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This was my first visit and it was very interesting. Tons of kids. Lots of displays for them. Lots for adults too. Grandson is 4 and I don't think he understood a lot of it but we will take him back! We all enjoyed the IMAX in the planetarium even the 4 year old.

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Athens, Greece
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Your kinds and your husband will love this space museum. get inside the rocket and see the history of exploring the space. A must do!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The Air and Space museum by far is one of our favorite museums in DC. We spent over 2 hours exploring and could have easily spent more had we not been on a schedule. There were so many interactive exhibits and so many interesting facts to learn. We did not visit the planetarium as we were limited on time but... More

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