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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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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is a very unique museum that should be fun for everyone. It is located outside West Chester in an modern industrial park. There are indoor and outdoor exhibits covering the history of helicopters from the beginning (not that long really). There are helicopters from all over the world including the former Soviet Union. Most of the inventory is in... More 

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

If you're a helicopter aficionado, this is a great way to spend a few hours- located right next to the airport, it's best to visit during one of their father's day events if you can.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went to the car show at the helicopter museum on Father's Day. All different kinds of helicopters and a great gift shop. They had helicopter rides!!! A real fun day!!! Plus the car show was great too!!

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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
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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 51 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 28 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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