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National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

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Address: 175 Bourne Avenue, Pooler, GA 31322
Phone Number: 912-748-8888
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force preserves the stories...
The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force preserves the stories of courage, character and patriotism displayed by the men and women of the Eighth Air Force from World War II to present.
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This is a very well laid out museum that truly captures the historical impact of the 8th Air Force. You should plan on at least 2 hours to take everything in.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is a very well laid out museum that truly captures the historical impact of the 8th Air Force. You should plan on at least 2 hours to take everything in.

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Cedar Falls
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We actually spent almost 3 hours there and only left because it was closing. The museum was much larger and more entertaining than I thought it would be. There are some short films to watch, many large exhibits and actual planes available to walk around. The whole family would enjoy this. The memorial gardens and chapel are also nice to... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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147 reviews 147 reviews
118 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Although thie emphasis of this museum is on the pride, history and accomplishments of the 8th Air Force, it includes a stong overview and insight into the European Theatre and Hitler's aggressions thruough WWII. The exhibitds are comprehensive and easy to interpret throughout the many sectins of the musem that highlight the part that the 8th Air Force played, in... More 

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Blue Ridge, Georgia, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

There is so much awesome history here. Plan on spending a lot of time here. The building is beautiful and also I was very surprised at how large it is. I was very pleased with all of the employees that I talked to. The tickets are an all day pass 9-5 and you're allowed to leave and come back. I... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The 8th Air Force museum is a must, you learn how during WWII these brave men saved the world. The museum makes this time in history come alive with aircraft on sight, a Chapel, and walk through exhibits which bring you to a time in history.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Somehow plan at a minimum 4 hours. 2 won't cut it! Amazing info and displays for history buffs and especially WWII and Air Force buffs.

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I went to the museum many years ago prior to finding out my own grandfather was a member of the 8th. Since I found out, I've been twice more - once on a self guided tour and one on a group tour. Both times were very educational and walked away with more knowledge about the war, and in a way,... More 

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Goderich, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

What a marvelous museum. Laid out well and very informative displays. Lovely Lady greeted us as soon as we walked into the museum and gave us a brief history of the place. Her husband had served in the Eighth Air Force. A veteran of the Eighth Air Force added his dialogue to several of the movies. He was a pleasure... More 

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New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Don't miss this. Learned so much about a valiant group of men who fought in WW2. The museum is large, beautiful and I wish we had more time to spend. I will definitely go back with my grandchildren.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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92 reviews 92 reviews
25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If you are hoping to see a lot of cool planes, this museum is not for you. However, if history is what you seek, you won't be disappointed. The museum is about those who served and flew in World War II. The exhibits are enlightening and the staff engaging. Not to be missed if you're in the Savannah area.

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