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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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Not Smitsonian, but still a very informative museum with some unique content

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is another little side stop that is interesting and will appeal to the kids. They can climb on a few helicopters but overall it is like a mini history lesson. I'd probably say the average person would spend an hour or two but it is worth the trip on a lazy weekend.

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have been taking my grandchildren here for many many years. As soon as they can walk, I bring them here. They have a play area just for children with a heliocopter they can climb into. The museum is so interesting, the children have the opportunity to climb in and out of a few large heliocopters. They have a movie... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I have twin boys so anything that involves planes, trains or automobiles we flock to. This may have been a bit more exciting if they were younger but we did not make it there until 4th grade. It was kind of expensive for us just to sit in old planes. some interesting blurbs about the planes and engines but no... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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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
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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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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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Additional Information about American Helicopter Museum and Educational Center

Address: 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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