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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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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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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'Heaven' for little boys!

Very big, very interesting museum with lots of different things to see and do. My boys loved seeing all the real aircraft, spaceships, etc. Plan plenty of time to see everything!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed the WW I aircraft and being able to see Apollo 11's capsule was just surreal. The nuclear missiles were a little unnerving...correction VERY unnerving, maybe that is what they were going for in exhibiting these beasts. I thought the pay video game flight simulator room and the huge McDonalds inside were a tad tawdry. I will skip... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Very big, very interesting museum with lots of different things to see and do. My boys loved seeing all the real aircraft, spaceships, etc. Plan plenty of time to see everything!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Lots to learn and see, the queues are long, but that's a given, as this is a very popular place. Loved the different aircrafts. The staff are very helpful and informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is a wonderful place to visit. The admission is free of charge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I made my second visit to the Air and Space Museum last month. As with the American History museum, we split our visit here into 2 days. At the time the Bell X-1 and SpaceShipOne were sitting on the floor in the main hall area when we were there (the latter has been rehanged recently), the Apollo 11 command module... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

You can easily spend half a day reading and watching how the aviation industry evolved . The exhibit on Wright Brothers is very interesting . The I-Max shows are little over priced so make sure you select the right show to get your money's worth .

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Recommend starting with a free tour - runs about 1.5-2 hours. Great exhibits easily spend 1/2 a day+

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This was the busiest museum on the mall but a great trip for older children with the space exhibits and so much flight history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Very nice exhibition with planes and space sonds and shuttles and what is also nice....its for free:) Although i woud pay for it for sure!:)

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Getzville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Had the best time here! So much to see and experience! Be sure to ride in the simulator, so much fun!

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