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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Nice little museum.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Jeff M
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Beltsville, Maryland
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Beltsville, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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368 reviews 368 reviews
99 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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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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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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126 reviews 126 reviews
40 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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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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McKinney, Texas
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25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Wow, the history is amazing. It's the world's oldest continuously operating airport and in 1911, it was the first Army Aviation school. The first U.S. Postal Air Mail service originated here in 1918. I'll let you read the other reviews if you'd like a listing of aircraft. It's small but very well done, to be expected as a Smithsonian Affiliate.... More 

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East Syracuse, New York
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228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Most of the museum's collection of a/c are early biplanes, up to the mid 30's. The first exhibit will be a replica of the Wright Brothers workshop, followed with the museum's a/c. I counted a total of eleven aircraft. This number should not keep a visitor away. The aircraft are: 1910 Wright Model 'B'. Curtiss Model D Pusher. 1912 Bleriot... More 

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