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Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653
301-863-1900
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
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Gwynn Oak, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

There were kiosks with videos at several stations which was good because the museum isn't heavily staffed. The model airplane displays are nice and give you almost a chronological view of how aeronautics and airplanes have advanced and changed in design over the years. The flight simulators are the best part. The only thing is that they don't tell you... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Best part of the museum was the outdoor aircraft display. If memory serves there are 20+ aircraft on display including a couple of experimental designs that helped our military get to what the F35 has eventually become. I always enjoy looking at war birds. The inside part of the museum is a little tired with no clear theme to the... More

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Bethany Beach
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great displays of items of naval aviation significance. Probably not of much interest to those not associated or interested in naval aviation. The new museum building is now under construction and so in the not too distant future all of the exhibits and more will be in a new modern and updated display area that will greatly add to its... More

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Hurst, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We're new to the area, so we decided to take a Saturday morning to acquaint ourselves with the local attractions. We almost missed the museum because of the construction of the new facility right in front of the old metal building that serves as the museum now. Once we got inside, however, we were blown away by the quality and... More

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Kennewick, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Kids will love the flight simulator. Adults will enjoy seeing the planes. Looking forward to the new building!

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Merrick, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

this place is filled with so many things to look at and do that it keeps you very busy and looking for more . the planes outside are great to see up close and you feel that you are a part of the navy . one place that you have to see .

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Whether you enjoy military history, aviation or simply want to experience the evolution of a great attraction, take time to visit. The static displays of the aircraft make the stop worthwhile.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

What was on display was interesting. I was saddened the simulators were down. There is a new museum under construction and we will be back to visit when the whole collection is on display.

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California, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a very specialized museum. If you are into the history of test and development of Navy aircraft, this museum is for you. This is not a general aviation museum (the Smithsonian Areospace) or even Naval Aviation like the one at Pensecola. This is the Test and Development. But the docents know their business well.

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Lexington Park, Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I took our boys to the museum last Fall. The outdoor area is very intriguing for a defense family. You can actually touch the jets and get a feel for their size and power. The inside museum holds a plethora of information that is full of surprise and knowledge. The simulators are great fun. Watch out for motion sickness. A... More

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