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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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Ranked #15 of 243 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 young children, Activities for older children
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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Smithsonian is the best museum. It is also free. I tried to find ticket box around and inside the museum, but I was just fool. lol. But I do not recommend to have a cup of coffee at the cafe inside the museum. The coffee was awful but expensive.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Everyone said we should visit the Air and Space Museum whilst we were in Washington - so we did and were not disappointed. The museum is spacious so even though it was busy on the morning we visited, we were able to access all the exhibits. We particularly enjoyed those relating to the history of commercial flight but there were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

A must see! Saw both of them. The one by Dullus has the Space Shuttle. Save a few hours for each one. It was well worth it.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I would say it was a ten-twenty minute wait in the rain before going through security, but well worth it!! By far the best part of my visit was the simulator. $8 was so worth it. I would have paid twice as much. In fact, I would gave them $100 just to stay on it. There were some good exhibits... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

And awesome guide! Guided tour was really great. The museum is awesome and most of the aircraft and spaceship are the real ones (not replica), even the first plane ever built by the Wright brothers.

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Upton, WY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We love the air and space this one also has a great kids area to experiment and play for kiddos! Our boys love the real plane that they have in here that they get to sit in and pretend to fly. It is always the first place they want to go when we get to DC.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

From first flight to space exploration. This amazed and awed the kids. Actual planes and rockets on display.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

What an unexpected and exciting surprise! I walked in, not knowing exactly what to expected as I can't really say that air and space are usually my areas of interest but I was lucky enough to get there 5 minutes before a free walking guided tour started. It was mind-blowing! For 2 hours, we were walked around the museum by... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We didn't have much time to visit, so picked just a few displays (Wright Brothers, Amelia Earhart, World War 2) and enjoyed all the history on display in those exhibits. We thrilled at seeing actual historical planes, rocket, etc. overhead, and peeking in at the 747 cockpit, gaining an appreciation of the size of this plane. McDonalds was our only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The space collection is absolutely amazing!! WE spent several hours in just the section on space exploration. It includes many artifacts from the Soviet space program as well. What a wonderful opportunity.

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