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Address: 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park, MD 20740
Phone Number: 301 864 6029
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Great Little Museum

This museum is about the College Park Airport and the history of flying in Maryland. There's a few planes and a lot of history. There are many articles to read and exhibits to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Dayton
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100 reviews 100 reviews
50 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I've never been to a museum that just misleads the public like this one. If you go to the CP Aviation Museum, you would never know that the Wright Bros., did any of their work in aviation in Dayton, Ohio, or Kitty Hawk, NC. It appears that so much interesting work may have been done from a military perspective, as... More 

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Maryland
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40 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This museum is about the College Park Airport and the history of flying in Maryland. There's a few planes and a lot of history. There are many articles to read and exhibits to see. It's worth a visit and I highly recommend.

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Beltsville, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Went with our 3 year old and had a good time. I'm a bit spoiled having the Smithsonian so close by, but they had a nice selection of interesting exhibits at a very reasonable price. Not a destination attraction, but worth a stop if you are nearby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

we visited the College Park Aviation Museum for the first time today I had my 5 year old, 3 year old and 19 month old along with my father-in-law and husband. We had such a wonderful time and there was plenty to do for each of us. We happened to go when the model train exhibit was there and that... More 

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New Hope, PA
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405 reviews 405 reviews
105 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

tucked away near the Metro stop at the U of Maryland, this Aviation Museum is well worth the visit. it's adjacent to a small airport too; an added bonus!

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Columbia, Maryland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I visited with my husband and toddler in August 2014. I was pleasantly surprised to find that they had a model train exhibition ongoing while we visited. The size of the museum made for a relatively easy visit for a toddler. There were several planes inside, as well as an area for interactive simulations and crafts for kids (though several... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

They have a free Scavenger Hunt if you ask at the desk. When the kids complete it they get a prize. It really helped us see the museum and encourage my son to focus on the most important facts. We will go back again.

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Port Hope, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Other reviewers have shared extensive comments on what this charming museum offers so duplication of their contributions is not required. This is my third visit over a period of about 15 years and I continue to be struck by the pleasant human scale of this museum and its focus on programs for children and the exhibition of a collection, both... More 

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Dameron, Maryland
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147 reviews 147 reviews
54 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Went here this past weekend. My niece had a blast here playng with all the exhibits that they have for children. There are quite a few of them. The 3 of us adults all thought the museum was well done and enlightening for older folk as well. Not a huge museum, but just about the right size for spending a... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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217 attraction reviews
1,576 helpful votes 1,576 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This was part of my Plan B itinerary since the Washington, DC national park sites were closed due to the Government Shutdown forced by Congress. This stop was one of the highlights of my trip. Driving into the entrance, I was fascinated to see that the College Park Airport was adjacent to the museum. I stopped there first to have... More 

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