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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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Address: 6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
Phone Number: 202-633-1000
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers...
The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer and Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.
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One of the best museums

This has to be one of the best aircraft museums (and I am a museum buff).... So many landmark collections...it's breathtaking...and to top it all...it's free...

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

This has to be one of the best aircraft museums (and I am a museum buff).... So many landmark collections...it's breathtaking...and to top it all...it's free...

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Adelphi, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

My teenage son was fascinated, by the displays and video coverages of different events, as was I. There were lots of different exhibitions and guided tours were available.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I understand this is one of the most popular museums in Washington but I was shocked at the amount of people that flooded in there. It was difficult to get around and close to the exhibits or even to read the descriptions because of the people walking in front and behind you. I wish it was laid out a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Very interesting seeing all the different flying machines and learning about the pilots and astronauts. Lots of interesting historic information about war time aircrafts and fighters. By far the most interesting was seeing Discovery.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Old and dirty, too many people doing nothing. Should have new exhibits. I would recommend going in the morning.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

One of the high lights of exhibits at the Smithsonian! Great for Children and adults! Historical Space crafts,airplanes and a very amazing collection of our country's Space Program! Must see!!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

One of the best if you are into aircraft and flying machine and motors and pumps and thing...lots to see...take a whole day and read every exhibit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Wow......Complete insight to the entire postal mail story , how planes made a huge part... Many anecdotes, wright brothers, Columbia space module... It's superb.. Requires good 3 hrs. V crowded during the later part of the day. Amazing shows in Planeutarium( esp Dark Universe) A complete place if we can ignore the hugeeee crowd A must must visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Growing up with the idea that museums were boring, this place made me mince my own words and thoughts. So many things to see and so little time. Please come as early as u can if you've a heart for discovery and spend a full day here. My wife and myself could barely pull ourselves away but time was the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We could have spent all day here with my 8 year old! Our biggest disappointment was that we were rushed at closing and didn't have enough time to properly choose a souvenir.

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Additional Information about Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Address: 6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
Phone Number: 202-633-1000
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > National Mall
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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