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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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This is a great rainy day activity

We have summer place in Wildwood, and we go a few times each summer whenever the weather is not cooperative for fishing or the beach. It is great to see all the old planes and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We have summer place in Wildwood, and we go a few times each summer whenever the weather is not cooperative for fishing or the beach. It is great to see all the old planes and equipment, and everyone is always willing to tell you more about anything you want to discuss.

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Andover, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This was quite an experience. Yoiu don't realize how big these jets, planes & helicopters are until you stand next to them. Some of the helicopters are actually quite small. This is an educational but fun place to take the kids. Adults will enjoy it also. With the hanger doors open it is quite breezy so bring a jacket in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

It was SNOWING on the morning of March 20, 2015, our only full day in Cape May, but I knew I wanted to see the planes because our son flies C-130s for the Navy, so we drove up, and the people in the museum couldn't have been friendier. A man welcomed us immediately, told us they weren't open but that... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great place to take the kids. Other than the new Coast Guard "Fly the Plane" the other interactive exhibits are either broken or in terrible condition. I know they are maintained by volunteers and they are short of funds but thought I would mention it.

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

Good Morning, Thank you for the input, and for taking time to review your trip to the museum. I am sorry that your recent visit fell below your expectations. We do operate as a non-profit foundation, we are not funded by the military or Federal Government, so the peak season provides funding for the restoration work, exhibit repairs & renovations... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Visited off season but people were great they were friendly and helpful and we were allowed to walk around and see everything

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit! Glad you enjoyed the museum & we hope to see you back soon! More 

High Bridge, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Although it is pretty small it has a lot of nice aircraft and simulators. There are also a a lot of nice artifacts.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This hidden treasure is nestled in the back of the little-known, but well-established Cape May Regional Airport; and has both an excellent assortment of Military and Private aircraft and materials. I recommend a visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, as well.

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Large indoor collection of military aircraft from WWII through Vietnam including helicopters and related stuff. You can browse at your own pace and get right up to most of the collection. Lots of historical exhibits.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Be prepared for the weather elements, as in the hanger is not insulated and one of the doors was slightly open. Our day was freezing cold. No attendants were at the entrance. Paying was on an honor system. Gift shop and intro movie was closed. Floors were not swept in along time and displays were enjoyed by my children and... More 

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

Hi Beth! We are so sorry to hear your recent visit to NASW fell below your expectations. As you have noted, all of our aircraft and exhibits are housed within Hangar #1, a 92,000 square foot, all wood aircraft hangar built by the Navy during World War II. Hangar #1 once served as an active dive bomber training facility, but... More 

East Earl, Pennsylvania
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156 reviews 156 reviews
63 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Enjoyed the exhibits. Surprised when we arrived that the museum was basically a warehouse building and quite cold with bird droppings on floor. Probably wouldn't call it a museum - more of a private exhibit.

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

Hello! We are sorry to hear that despite enjoying the museum's exhibits, your recent visit to NASW fell below your expectations. As you have noted, all of our aircraft and exhibits are housed within Hangar #1, a 92,000 square foot, all wood aircraft hangar built by the Navy during World War II. Hangar #1 once served as an active dive... More 

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