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Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum

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Address: 500 Forrestal Road, Rio Grande (City for Gps), Cape May, NJ 08242
Phone Number: +1 609-886-8787
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Rainy Day Excursion

Mr. Salvatore and Mitzie his dog were so nice and informative!! It is so nice to have a place to go to see a preservation of U.S. History!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Woodstown, New Jersey
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Woodstown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Mr. Salvatore and Mitzie his dog were so nice and informative!! It is so nice to have a place to go to see a preservation of U.S. History!

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FINGER LAKES
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We really liked this place. Lots to see. Good place to go on a rainy day. Lots of stuff on planes, etc.

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Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We decided to visit the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum when Mother Nature delivered some much needed rain. Thought the husbands would enjoy, but soon realized this place offers something for everyone. Many hands-on activities. Great photo ops. Small gift shop where you pay small entry fee. You can also purchase small snacks, drinks and souvenirs. There is also... More 

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Coventry, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

While it takes a little bit of effort to find it's a wonderful place to explore. I was very impressed with the amount of history this place offers. Highly recommended!

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Cape May, New Jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you're looking for something to do on a rainy day, this is the place to visit. The hangar is huge and encapsulates a number of vintage aircraft. There are learning displays throughout.

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

NAS Wildwood has a nice collection for a small museum. It is $12 for adults and takes about an hour to tour.

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Brewster, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Don't make this your sole stop for the day as it doesn't take that long. You can pose in a face in the hole as a pilot or astronaut or play with some fun visual effects exhibits. Great planes and helicopters and history all well presented.

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Lower Gwynedd PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This museum is in an old hanger on the site of an old naval air station that was used to train pilots in the post Pearl Harbor days of WW II. The hanger is full of military air craft, Coast Guard boats and helicopters and lots of hands on exhibits. It would be especially enjoyed by anyone interested in WW... More 

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North Cape May, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Argh, where to start.. Ok; bit of an intro. My dad and I decided to visit this museum in the spring (April 2015) and... to anyones standard, enthusiast or not, it's terrible. Being a Navy vet and massive fan of aircraft my dad thought, ah! NAVAL AVIATION museum! See some historic aircraft and some Navy artifacts etc. he'll like that!... More 

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NASW_Aviation_Museum, Manager at Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Hello Suzanna, To start, thank you to your Father for his service to our country as a member of the US Navy! Simply put, the reason our non-profit foundation saved Hangar #1 from demolition is to honor men such as your Dad and remember the 42 men who died training here during WWII. Naval Air Station Wildwood was built in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is an outstanding museum for ALL ages of visitors. It is very unique in that it welcomes visitors to touch and climb on board many of the displays. The interactive exhibits made it so easy and fun to learn about the history of our country and the critical importance of our many brave American military personnel. I visit this... More 

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