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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Address: 6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560 (National Mall)
Phone Number: 202-633-1000
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Type: Science museums, Specialty museums, History museums, Museums
Fee: No
Owner description: The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright...
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Type: Science museums, Specialty museums, History 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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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is such an inspirational museum -I recommend everyone to visit this place at least once. The museum is easy to get to -I HIGHLY recommend taking the metro as parking can be hard to find. The museum is do-able in <5 hours as it has 2 floors and is not that big. If you are pressed for time, I... More 

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Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Took metro from Baltimore area to Washington Mall area and visited Air and Space museum at the Smithsoniam. It was an excellent experience.

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

If you have any love for machines and history, this place will feed that love. I quite literally got chills when I saw the Bell X1 hanging from the ceiling. If you can, take the tour with a guide. They'll give you more than just what you can read from the plaques.

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Houma, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Wow is all I can say! There is so much to see in there. You can learn about the Wright Brothers to NASA's rockets. I could not believe how many planes they had in there!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A very good museum, with a lot of exhibits to look at enjoy. Some good interactive exhibits as well. Our 9 year old kid really enjoyed it, but I think for younger kids boredom would soon set in. If you are planning on spending the day there, I would highly recommend packing a lunch, as the on-site restaurant is.....wait for... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

If you're in DC, you owe yourself a trip to this museum. It features a nice sample of aviation history and some excellent pieces of space tech. Exhibits change out frequently enough to keep repeat visitors interested. It's very family friendly, but features plenty of interesting items and info for the adult visitor.

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New York
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

What a great place to visit in DC. Admission is free and the permanent exhibits show how man took to the sky, from the Wright Brothers to the Rosetta. It does get crowded but you will never get lost in this space.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing museum. You can see Apollo 11 module, space suits and itens used by astronauts.. The museum has some theaters that shows some space movies but you have to pay to see it.

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Palm Springs
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This museum is amazing. Amazing and amazingly popular. I went during February and got there the minute it opened and the museum was uncrowded and pleasant for hours. We went back a second day and went on the guided tour. The tour was incredible and I would say mandatory. Bottom line: Be there 10 minutes before they open and then... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

An absolutely fantastic place to visit. Plan at least a day just to visit this one building. There is so much to see from the exhibits to the movies that is will be one of the best experiences of your life. There are treasures here that cannot be seen any other place. A must see!!!!!!

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