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American Helicopter Museum and Educational Center

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Address: 1220 American Blvd, West Chester, PA 19380
Phone Number: 610-436-9600
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Nice small museum. Good for children.

This is inside an airplane hanger. There are a few copters in front and an osprey out back. The back is along the runway of a small airport. There is an outdoor picnic area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This is inside an airplane hanger. There are a few copters in front and an osprey out back. The back is along the runway of a small airport. There is an outdoor picnic area that is covered and this was my favorite spot. As we ate lunch we watched planes take off and land. The exhibits text isn't the best... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

It's a nice, albeit small museum. Lots of helicopters of various ages on display. Those of us interested in helos had a great time, those that aren't were very bored. Took us about 45 min to see everything. True enthusiasts could spend much more time reading about every aircraft.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you are a fan of rotorcraft or helicopters, this museum is for you! Great place for kids to run around and climb on helicopters. The displays are informative and easy to understand. If you are a real helicopter geek, there is a lot of technical information as well. Staff is very friendly and the gift shop has a lot... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Smallish facility, with a good number of helicopters. really cool to be able to touch all and climb in a few. Volunteers are as enthusiastic and helpful as at any other museum. Wont take much longer than 90-120 minutes.

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Udupi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

i visited this for 1st time n learnt so many new things of aeroplane. how aerodynamics, control on flights etc work n how wounded soldiers were taken on these helicopters etc. It was very interesting.

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Philadelphia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I took my four year old son to the museum and he really enjoyed it. The museum offers an extensive amount of military aircraft which can be awe-inspiring for the young and old. The volunteers at the museum were super friendly and eager to inform. We were alerted of a helicopter taking off behind the museum and to my son's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It's not a big museum: an airport hangar is its home. Some helicopters are on display outside of the museum, including a rare one. Inside, there are some real life machines (including an early version Cobra), many training ones (good for crawl-in and children's education), small two-seaters (manufactured at some time close to the area), and lots of models. Yes,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Fun little spot to kill some time during our vacation. Most of the helicopters were military choppers. Lots of good information about each. There are several you can sit in to "experience" a flight. Probably best suited for young children.

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york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We were there on Father's day, so there were a lot of extra activities going on. Boys (5 & 3) loved it; crowd size was reasonable. Quite a range of helicopters represented, with decent number to actually get in.

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Montpelier, Idaho, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We had the place to ourselves. The best part for a 3 & 6 year old was the play area. Really didn't leave time for me to look. There were quite a few that the kids could sit in and manipulate the controls. The best toy for the kids needed a little attention.

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Additional Information about American Helicopter Museum and Educational Center

Address: 1220 American Blvd, West Chester, PA 19380
Phone Number: 610-436-9600
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  West Chester
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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