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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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a little gem of a museum in an old hanger of the former wildwood naval air station,a major air training base during ww 2. Flying relics from previous air campaigns, some cool... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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MaysLanding,NJ
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MaysLanding,NJ
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

a little gem of a museum in an old hanger of the former wildwood naval air station,a major air training base during ww 2. Flying relics from previous air campaigns, some cool armament from the planes, ww 2 , Korea and Vietnam era nifty communication radios, uniforms, books and aging flight training manuals all add up to must see. A... More 

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Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

As luck would have it, we happened upon this museum by chance on an outing with our 6 year old grandson. He is a big model/Lego builder and loves all kinds of aircraft. What a find! The Naval Air Station Museum is a large hangar containing many WWII helicopters, jets, prop planes, rockets, humvees , jeeps, boats, etc. Many are... More 

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Cape May,NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

If your an enthusiast of aviation then this is the place for you. Many planes, helicopters and various avionic items to peruse.

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Cape May Point, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Incredible aviation must visit if you are in the Cape May area. Lots of things to see, and if you have kids they can get in to a few of the aircraft and see what it was like to be a pilot.

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Claridge, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful surprise! We bumped into this attraction and was happy that we did. We spent a few hours looking at all the different planes...it was very informative and would recommend it. We actually did this on a "nice" day and gave up a few hours on the beach to enjoy something different.

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The museum is a nice break from the beach and has a fairly extensive and interesting collection. Plus, it's great for little children (and fun loving adults) as you can get inside many of the planes and helicopters and truly understand the military experience. Many of the exhibits are hands on as well. I did feel they could post a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I really enjoyed this exhibit. There were planes WWII, Russian planes, helicopters, coast Guard rescue boat. Section about of Rosie the Riviter's and the history Cape May and what Cape May's roll was in the war. The hanger was used for training. I really enjoyed the 40's section. What really touched me were the letters on the wall of John... More 

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We spent 3 hours exploring all the museum had to offer. There were navy, army & coast guard vehicles, planes & helicopters on display. Several little history videos described what is was like on this shore area during the World War II. An exhibit was a tribute to 9/11 and there were many interactive stations to keep the young ones... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

All I can say is WOW! We brought our 8 year old grandson with us. He was amazed at all the 50's equipment and how it was worked. There is a simulator and you can imagine you are flying a jet. A great family outting.

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Duryea, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

great place especially with kids on a rainy beach day, Don't miss the film that talks about the museum

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