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Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

Hammondsport, NY
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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Hammondsport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Description: This museum is named after inventor and aviation pioneer Glenn H. Curtiss, who piloted America's first public airplane flights.
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Buffalo
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

If you like learning about early planes and motorcycles there is a lot to like. Maybe boring for small children.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Bicycles, motorcycles, cars, airplanes, this huge museum is as fascinating as Glenn Curtiss himself. For those not enthralled with motorized vehicles there are fabulous doll houses, recreated rooms from the Curtiss mansion and much more. Allow hours!

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Airplanes, Boats, Motorcycles, Beautiful Vintage home furnishings, It is really a Must See Place. The exhibits are very detailed in explanation, with pictures and displays of artifacts which have been lovingly restored.

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Largo, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Enjoyable 90 minutes for my aviation buff son. If you like aviation and motorcycles history, you will enjoy.

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Secaucus, New Jersey
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105 reviews 105 reviews
17 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We went there as part of a group outing and we were surprised by the diversity of exhibits. I expected it to be all planes but there are also vintage cars, motorcycles, boats and all manner of collectibles from the early 1900's. Unlike other museums this one will let you walk through the restoration shop and see what future exhibits... More

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Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very interesting place, could spend hours there. We loved all of the old automobiles, motorcycles, airplanes, etc. They have quite a collection of other things that will appeal to everyone. The couple who greeted us were very congenial and helpful.

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Va
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98 reviews 98 reviews
9 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This little museum is an eclectic place. Love the airplanes and automobiles and boats and motorcycles. My favorites are the Curtiss Oriole and the P-40E Warhawk. Liked learning about Glenn H. Curtiss and his contributions to air and road travel. Lots of other stuff besides that, though. The Indiana Jones exhibit is back but is now part of a larger... More

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Round Hill, Virginia, United States
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We went expecting the museum to focus on Glenn H Curtiss (motorcyles and airplanes). What a pleasant surprise to run across so many other random collections (cameras, doll houses, cars, adventure movie collectibles, old bank memorabilia, etc.). The variety helped keep it "less boring" (said the 19 year old). We spent about 90 minutes in total.

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Southbury, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Definitely not just an aviation museum. From airplanes to dollhouse miniatures to a collection of Adventure movie memorabilia and a flower wreath made of human hair, this museum is not to be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a brilliant small museum that gives great insight to the genius that was Glenn Curtiss. However, that doesn't even scratch the surface. In this museum you will also find many, many displays of airplane engines, airplanes, boats and all of the hardware that goes into them. And these aren't hidden away--they are out in the middle of the... More

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