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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 #15 of 232 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: History Museums, Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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Arlington Heights
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119 reviews 119 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

There is something in this museum for everyone. My 3 year old grandson loved the moon rocks and the rockets on display. I love the Spirit of St. Louis, and everyone in my family had something to thoroughly enjoy. A Must-See museum.

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Sant Cugat del Valles, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We spent three days visiting DC with three kids in age 10 to 15. There are lots of impacting sites to visit. But an absolute favourite of the kids was the National Air and Space museum. During a 1-2 hour visit you can relive the most important historical moments of man's conquest of air and space. They came out from... More

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I was here on Veteransday. Very intersting place to visit. Lots of information and it is a museum that is alive. I can really suggest this place to anyone who is intersted in aviation.

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miami, florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I was so impressed visiting this museum for first time, especially working in aviation field designing avionics control systems, it was so well worth seeing the various flight innovations we've had in past decades and the new advances leading up to touchscreen display technology. Highly recommended to you all and for all ages! Definitely educative...and more.

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Redding, California
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

A bit of a drive from downtown but for all air and space buffs this is a real treat. Fun place to take the children - I found the Space area to be a bit smaller than expected but nevertheless it was great.

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McClure, Ohio, United States
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29 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

There is something for all family members to see here. Expect larger crowds on the weekends. We went on a Sunday and the building was packed. Our kids LOVED visiting Amelia Earhart's plane and the Wright Brothers shop since we were recently in Kill Devil Hills, NC. I think the funniest attraction for our kids was the table display of... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I loved this place. Maybe its my engineering background or my interest in space but even if you're not into this kind of thing, you can't deny the quality of the exhibits. The museum is well laid out and there is lots to see and do. A great place to take kids I would imagine as there are hundreds of... More

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Sandy, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We spent 5 hours touring the museum that covers both the beginnings of flight and space. It had 2 floors and 2 wings full of actual airplanes, pieces of space shuttles and huge rockets. The Spirit of St. Louis is one of the planes hanging from the ceiling. There are tons of displays to read mixed with mini movies through... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I was very excited to know this place but my expectations was not so good as I thought: I love aviation but it really need to be more attractive to be good. Otherwise, it will always look as an airplane mausoleum - but sliced in pieces to show "how it works".

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The air and space museum was tons of fun even for adults. There is so much to see and do. From learning about the first airplane to walking through space.

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