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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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Neighborhood: National Mall
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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
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Very interesting get their early lines out the door if not we spent hours in this place and the best way to get great info is get on one of the guided tours you learn so mush more.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Norfolk, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Very interesting get their early lines out the door if not we spent hours in this place and the best way to get great info is get on one of the guided tours you learn so mush more.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

A wonderful museum that has something for everyone! Interactive and easy to navigate. Frustrating that we were kicked out of many exhibits because they had an event and needed to set up for catering. That was quite disappointing!

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Central PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Our favorite museum, hands down. It's a must see for everyone coming to Dc. The collection of things is remarkable and wow simply astonishing. Be sure to visit the udvar hazy annex by dulles airport. It's worth the drive over

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This museum helps us realize how small we are in the scope of things. My son and I went to the telescope and saw sunspots, larger than all of earth. To be able to see all the famous planes and rockets is well worth the crowd.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

There's so much to see. This is one of the best museums we went to. It's amazing how they have all those planes hanging from the ceiling. The amount of full size planes in one building is mind blowing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Join one of the free guided tours and follow the narrative of human flight, from Wilbur and Orville all the way through Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, Boeing and Douglas to the Appollo missions in the 1960s. Timeless pieces of immense historical importance are just jumping off the ground in this museum, completely making up for the vast crowds that visit... More 

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Chantilly, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

When in DC we always love to stop in at the National Air and Space Museum. The children really enjoy it. There is a lot to see and an educational experience too. There is always a great show on the IMAX theater. It is great to go to both the DC and Chantilly exhibits.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This museum had some nice artefacts from the history of air and space travel. I liked this one because it actually had a lot more information about the Soviet program and the space race than I had seen before.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

First the museum it self is awesome but the staff are very nasty and not friendly at all. The McDonald's inside is my cost efficient either. So if you do plan to go be aware of awesome exhibits and strange human workers.

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Los Angeles, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Planes, rockets, spaceships, satellites... this museum, although getting a bit long in the tooth, is one of the classic must-see places in DC. It's great for adults and for kids. And like every Smithsonian museum, it's free. Nothing better.

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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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