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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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Great small Aviation Museum especially for Families

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Bowie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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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 5 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 46 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 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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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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Additional Information about College Park Aviation Museum

Address: 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park, MD 20740
Phone Number: 301 864 6029
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  College Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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