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Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum

Address: 500 Forrestal Road, Cape May, NJ 08242
Phone Number: +1 609-886-8787
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Museums
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Type: Military Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
60 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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 

Cape May, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Great place to take the kids, grandkids, especially when it is not a beach day. Interactive stations, many jets, planes, and helicopters are available for kids/adults to sit in

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Media, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Airplanes from various wars and conflicts contained in hangars at an airport. Knowledgeable volunteers are eager to talk about items. Some of the displays are "walk through".

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum is by far the best museum at the Jersey Shore. The aeronautical exhibits (including a copy of my father's de-icing propeller invention) are captivating. Although the collection is eclectic the museum captures the feel of the WWII era. I highly recommend it. Charles A.Poekel Jr., Esq.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review NASW! We look forward to your next visit! More 

Cape May, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Aviation Museum was a surprise.....lots of airplanes, helicopters, etc to look at, climb into, and read about. It is not climate controlled and a little expensive.

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United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
19 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is worth the side trip if you have time. You can find a $2.00 off coupon in the local coupon books. Nice variety of aircraft. My husband loved it. I like the old WW11 music that was playing throughout.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This place is an absolute must for your visit to Cape May and surrounding beaches. We had to drag our son out of the planes after almost 3 hours. All hands on and so much fun. Our son still asks to go back. We will soon! The staff is excellent and you can tell that they are passionate about everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We took our 3 year old son here and he loved it!!!! The owner is the nicest man you will ever meet. I definitely recommend this place and they also do military discounts!

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