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Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum

500 Forrestal Road, Cape May, NJ 08242
+1 609-886-8787
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Ranked #2 of 22 attractions in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Military Museums
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Mays Landing, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The kids and adults had a blast. The older gentleman who runs it came around talking to us and made us feel at home. Great time!!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I go here every year when I am visiting Cape May. It's a staple of my trip to the beach. The staff is splendid; they're happy to hang out with you and talk about planes all day. This museum is set on an active airport, so there's no shortage of stuff to look at. There's a lovely diner on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This was well worth the trip. The interactive availability is awesome. To be able to actually get in so.e of these aircraft was amazing. The flight simulator was cool. My fiance and I totally enjoyed it. We were there off season so no crowd. The gentleman who is responsible for this museum was very nice and very willing to chat...nice.... More

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Andover, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

If you're into airplanes, this is the place for you! They have a wonderful assortment of planes and a couple airplane motors. They let you climb in some of the planes and take pictures. You can spend anywhere from 30 minutes to many hours here depending on your interest level. There are many military planes on display, including one that... More

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Awesome place for families or Military buffs. My family has gone down to Cape May for a few years now and have always heard of this place but did not actually go until this year. I was very impressed at what they had and the exhibits. Great for kids, our kids (9 and 14) loved the place, plenty of things... More

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Last year (June 2013) they had a 5K run on the runway the first weekend in June that my husband ran in. He loved it and the course finished through the hangar. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed viewing the displays and aircrafts they had there. The U.S. Coast Guard cadets (they have a Coast Guard base in... More

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

Peggy, Thanks so much for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your tour. Just wanted to let you know that the date of the 5k this year is JUNE 14th! Early bird registration is already available on our website: http://www.usnasw.org/?page_id=56. Feel free to call us with any questions. Hope to see you at the race! More

Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Great display of aircraft from different eras. Worth the trip if staying anywhere in the NJ shore area.

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Pilesgrove, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

During World War 2 NASW was created to train dive bomber pilots for aircraft carrier duty. 35 pilots and crew died in a relatively short period of time. NASW is housed in Hangar 1 which has been restored to its former self. There is a large number of aircraft on display. The museum is unique in that most aircraft can... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Visited the museum over Labor Day weekend and were treated to a tour through B17 and B25 World War II bombers. That was the icing on the cake, because the planes and exhibits in the renovated hanger were first class. Really interested in their plans to provide motel type rooms in the facility that housed pilots who were in training... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

My son (14) and I go every year for a hands on visit of the collection of WW II-Vietnam era aircraft of all types including the new Coast Guard vessel under renovation. The museum allows kids & adults into the cockpits etc. my son always has a great time. Everytime we go we learn something different about the historical significance... More

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