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American Helicopter Museum and Educational Center

1220 American Blvd, West Chester, PA 19380
610-436-9600
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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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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Philly
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Small and likely independent, this is a collection of vintage to just shy of modern rotor-lift aircraft. A brief and detailed history of construction and use of these helicopters along with descriptions of what makes this type of craft unique adorns the displays and walls. Boeing is a big manufacturer in the region along with military type aircraft, but there's... More

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Helicopter-buff Heaven On a snowy, bleak December afternoon we headed to the Brandywine Industrial Park in search of historical helicopters. We knew that we were in the right place when five fairly large helicopters sitting to one side of the main building of the museum came into view: A Kaman K-20/HH-2D Seasprite, a Piasecki H-21/CH-21C Workhorse, a Sikorsky S-61/HH-3 Sea... More

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Monroe Twp., NJ
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Variety of helicopters to see...interesting, even if you don't know much about copters. My husband really enjoyed it. He is an aviation buff. So, so for the grandsons...they were disappointed that the simulator was broken.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A fantastic trip in time of helicopters. Great guides help you learn about all tyrpes of helicopters. You can even rent time to ride in real chopter

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Texas
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12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Since we were at QVC, we hopped over a hill and were at the helicopter museum. The folks there were nice, especially James who was a retired engineer and a guide at the museum. He and my husband, an old VietNam helicopter squadron commander, talked knowingly about all different kinds of helicopters, and he was quite nice and personable. But... More

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Manchester Township, New Jersey
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend loves helicopters. So I went. And believe it or not found it interesting. I would come again, probably not on my own though. The owner is really nice and informative.

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delaware
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Its $10 for over 12 years old. It should be about $6. It was nice to see but only took about an hour. A nice place preserving history. We did not encounter any guides; just some educational displays.

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

So my toddler boys enjoyed this. However the costed was a but much it took us about an hour to see everything and pretend we were rescuing people. Safe, clean, fun --- over priced. $10 got adult $8 for kids over 2. If it was $8 adult $4 for kids we would go twice a year but at current rate... More

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