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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA 20151
703-572-4118
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Chantilly
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The collection of planes and space crafts is awesome, getting there is not. My husband was not anxious to drive from Alexandria, where we were staying in a hotel, to Chantilly. I understood that it was foggy and rainy and that the highways were busy so I agreed to use public transportation. That was not a good decision. The journey... More 

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

we were excited to see all the full sized planes, plus history that goes with it. on top of that there were many artifacts that have to do with flying, millitary and civillian. For us it was definetly worth the drive from washington d.c.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Great way to spend time between connections in Dulles, if you have several hours. Easy bus ride there, with lockers for carry on size bags. I can't begin to name all the airplanes. Space Shuttle Discovery, Concorde, Enola Gay, B-29, and Japanese and German war planes.

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This is wonderful place to spend a day especially with my space obsessed 3 year old. Spectacular collection of air craft to view. The have a wonderful story time for the little ones.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

It's extremely busy on weekends and makes it not as fun. The displays are cool and it's definitely worth the $15 parking fee.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is the second Air and Space Museum in the DC area. They recently housed the shuttle in there and that is totally awesome to sign. You will the Enola Gay, and other famous air ships. Kids love it and if old enough get to go in the simulator. While there is no fee to enter the museum, there is... More 

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ニューヨーク, ニューヨーク州
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We visited this museum during our short trip to the Mount vernon/Alexandria area. The reason we came here was to see Enola Gay and Space shuttle We were so impressed by the amazing collection of many airplane/related things here,including Nazi and Japanese battle planes... But we also felt sad that so many Japanese people were killed with the atomic bomb.... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I lived in Virginia when the Udvar-Hazy Center opened but never had the chance to get there to visit, I was always busy or in too much a hurry to stop. I was back in Virginia and had a day to kill before my flight out of Dulles and arrived on a Saturday morning just as the museum opened. It... More 

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Norwalk, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

In many ways I think this museum is superior to the Air and Space museum on the mall. There are a lot of significant historical planes here (and one Space Shuttle) and they're all beautifully restored. It's a shame that it's so hard to get to. I had to rent a car to get there from downtown DC. The highlights... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

What a great attraction! By far the most impressive exhibit is Space Shuttle Discovery. Having seen it launch on missions at different times throughout my life growing up, I was in awe at how it felt to be standing right in front of it. Not only for all the accomplishments that numerous astronauts achieved throughout the space program. But for... More 

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