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Address: 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park, MD 20740
Phone Number: 301 864 6029
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A Nice Surprise

The write ups on Trip Advisor led me to the College Park Aviation Museum, hidden away off Paint Branch Blvd., adjacent to the airport. A much smaller version of the Air and Space... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Alexandria, VA
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Alexandria, VA
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1,150 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The write ups on Trip Advisor led me to the College Park Aviation Museum, hidden away off Paint Branch Blvd., adjacent to the airport. A much smaller version of the Air and Space Museum downtown, CPAM is home to a variety of historical airplane models, including a replica of the 1901 Wright Brothers Glider. A narrative account of the story... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small museum adjacent to the College Park Airport (which dates back to the Wright Brothers!) covers the people and equipment through the development of aviation. They have a surprisingly good number of old planes, tons of photos and videos, and information about the people who were involved. Some exhibits are interactive and there is an area for children that... More 

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Olney, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This is a great aviation museum right in the hear of College Park, MD that features very interesting older planes during the initial flights and golden age of aviation. There are some neat bi-planes as well as a really cool helicopter tri-plane. There is an area of the museum that is hands on experiences for the kids from Dress up... More 

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Thank Joshua R
College Park, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

one of those places you never hear about but you don't forget. a ton of history but not a ton o visitors. Just across from the metro and a bit hidden past an industrial area. i go here and walk my dog every so often or sit outsde in the sun and enjoy the quiet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Very pleasant free museum. Nice displays, special fun displays for children. Small airport outside huge windows was a nice add on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We always look for aviation museums and this one was nice because the age of the planes were older and gives a look into how the older planes flew. Many informative descriptions and photos. Admission was very reasonable at $ 7 for both of us.

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Denvertravel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

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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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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