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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
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This museum was pretty cool but I enjoyed the Natural History museum better. I guess if you are an aircraft buff, you will enjoy this quite a bit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This museum was pretty cool but I enjoyed the Natural History museum better. I guess if you are an aircraft buff, you will enjoy this quite a bit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My son had a ball here. Lots of hands on stuff. It was extremely crowded compared to the other Smithsonian museums we went to.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Place was very nice. But it was a little boring to my girls. Definitely need to look at map when you go in so you can just go to the exhibits you wanna see. Its kind of overwhelming also. We didn't stay in for too long.

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent museum! The museum is packed with spacecraft, airplanes and interesting facts. I would go again when visiting Washington and, like all the Smithsonian's, it's free!!

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Been here a couple times before. Some exhibits have been updated. Was very crowded making it less enjoyable than it could be. For the real enthusiasts (like my son and I) I really recommend the Udvar-Hazy museum by Dulles airport.

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Graham, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Growing up was able to see a lot of the things they had to offer on TV But to see them in person was amazing. Apollo 11 was something to see! The only drawback was SO MANY JR HIGH AGE KIDS that were out of control and was hard to see some of the things we wanted to see but... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The National Air and Space Museum at Smithsonian Institution. It contains a large collection of historical spacecraft and aircraft in the world. It tells the history of air and space through exciting exhibitions. You can also find out how things fly and view real space shuttles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I was excited as a kid when I entered this museum :) I was surrounded by huge air crafts that actually went to the space for REAL! I even touched a piece of stone from the moon. I looked at astronauts' real apparel, tools, food and environment, which was very COOL.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

great opportunity to experience history. very nice setting, open, not too much security but I felt very safe. museum itself was amazing with all the history and archieves

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We watched D-Day on Imax. Must see if you are a history buff. Seeing the first airplanes ever created were pretty spectacular. Very busy place. Lots of young kids and families everywhere.

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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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