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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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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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38 attraction reviews
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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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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 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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18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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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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41 reviews 41 reviews
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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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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