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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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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Run mostly by Boeing retirees, this small museum is a nice jaunt for families. Children will love being up close to helicopters.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Virginia Z
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Run mostly by Boeing retirees, this small museum is a nice jaunt for families. Children will love being up close to helicopters.

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Shillington, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I visited here with a friend who has a big interest in helicopters. We both found it very informative and interesting looking at all they had on display. While the location isn't overly large, there's a decent amount on display considering the size. One volunteer in particular was extremely nice and shared with us his stories of being a pilot... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I have lived within a 10 mile radius of the American Helicopter Museum for all of my live and finally took the opportunity to fisit. We went over the Christmas/New Years Holiday with family from out of town. We were 4 adults and 2 children and everyone had a great time. They have a short overview film and then about... More 

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Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Looking for something to do with the kids? This is a good museum to take them to. They can sit in helicopters and play with the stick and see the blades move. Adults can appreciate the history there as well. Its right off of route 30 in West Chester.

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nyc
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

this is a huge room filled with helicopters, interesting facts about helicopters and interesting people who know everything about helicopters. Key word here is helicopter and if you have any sort of interest you'll have a good time.

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Montoursville, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We visited in conjunction with the Rotofest. The museum is small but has a lot to offer if you are a helicopter buf.

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Suffern, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went to the helicopter Museum for an air show. The weather was not great, so they didn't have too many shows, but by 3pm they had a very good air show with helicopters and army people reenacting part of the Vietnam war. It was truly enjoyable. The rain had stopped and we were able to walk around and see... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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32 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The American Helicopter Museum features a wide assortment of rotary wing aircraft both inside and out. You'll find prime examples of many types that served military and civilian roles. Kids will be fascinated by being able to get up close to these machines. Adults will also enjoy the education. The locating is adjacent to the Brandywine Airport which means you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We went with 2 adults and a 5 year old. There are a lot of amazing pieces of American history there. I recommend that you bring your own military historian, we only saw one staff member during our entire visit and she was collecting admission. In less then 2 hours we had seen every exhibit, read every plaque, played with... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We were unfortunately visiting the day before Easter and a docent was not scheduled - that would have truly added to the visit. But as a couple, we spent 2 hours inspecting each copter and read each and every document on the walls. Through our visit families would come in and the kids were excited about climbing aboard many of... More 

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