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College Park Aviation Museum

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Address: 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park, MD 20740
Phone Number: 301 864 6029
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Intersting and plenty of kid oriented activities

Went to a wedding there and got to enjoy the museum during the reception. Tons of aviation related children's activities in this compact but stuffed with exhibits museum. Staff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Denvertravel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Went to a wedding there and got to enjoy the museum during the reception. Tons of aviation related children's activities in this compact but stuffed with exhibits museum. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Parking will be weird until November 2015 when adjacent aviation building at the College Park Airport is complete.

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Waterford, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We visited the College Park Aviation Museum and it was very nice. Small admission charge, but that is next to nothing compared to the quality of the museum. Very historic place that you should stop and see.

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Laurel, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

In spite of the fact that our area is filled with humongous Smithsonians, this mid-sized museum is a breath of relief. Our kids, ages 9 & 2, both love the interactive variety of displays and we love the historical models on display. This is so neat that the oldest airport in the world is still in operation right outside the... More 

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Bowie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Took our almost eight year old grandson and he had a ball with the hands on aviation exhibits and dressing up in aviator gear. Children were good about sharing especially the cockpit controls. He is a bit young to read all the information of the history of this oldest continuously operating airport in the world, which we enjoyed, but he... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I had visited the original museum before I visited this rebuilt facility. I was amazed with the number of planes they had inside. If you are in the area, it is a great museum to visit.

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The museum tells the story of American flight, from the Wright brothers to planes used in WWI, women in aviation, to civilian use of planes. The museum includes replicas of older (WWI-era) planes, as well as various mementos (e.g., a log book). In June 2015, the museum even had an actual plane used to train pilots for WWI! The museum... More 

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Hyattsville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My son and I love this museum and we seem to see something new every time. A lot of hands on and that's great with little ones.

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Dayton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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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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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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