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

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Address: 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA 20151
Phone Number: 703-572-4118
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A graet variety of aircraft

This immense space has the largest number of aircraft anywhere including space vehicles. Be sure to go when they have the plane pulling contests.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This immense space has the largest number of aircraft anywhere including space vehicles. Be sure to go when they have the plane pulling contests.

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Carnation, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is the best air and space museum that I have been to. It has more aircraft, more displays, amazing docents to provide tours and plenty of interesting things for kids of all ages. It out does the original Smithsonian with 4 times the floor space. It's more impressive than both the Seattle Air Museum or the Evergreen Museum in... More 

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Monroe, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best collections of historic aircraft in the world. In conjunction with the Air and Space Museum on the Mall, you have a complete history of American aerospace history.

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Tralee, Ireland
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214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

If you are into planes and space this is probably the holy grail Little advertised and poorly signposted from DC Easy to miss the turn off Free admission 15 dollar parking Fantastic display with shuttle concord and Enola gay as specials Didn't get to tower as closes at 1630 Highly recommended

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Princeton, New Jersey
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

The best part of the museum is the curator. I was there on a Monday holiday in January. There is no admission charge. You have to pay $15 for parking. The free guided tour was lead by a retired air force official. The tour last for more than 90 minutes. He is knowledgeable, passionate, humorous and a very proud American.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Got guests coming to DC, or just want to learn more about the history of space travel. This is the one and only place to go. Starting from way back pre-Amelia Earhart, and all the way through current cosmonauts, one gets a full comprehensive lesson in aeronautics. Kids, seniors, normal folk - there's something for everyone. Has many interactive components... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

We went primarily to see Space Shuttle Discovery. Parking is $15 (free after 4pm!), but since it is part of the Smithsonian, admission is free! Discovery is spectacular and the displays around it are very informative. The rest of the museum is massive and houses many interesting and important planes, helicopters etc including the Blackbird and a Concorde. I would... More 

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Nowhere beats this magnificent dedication to the history of flight and all the significant leaps forward in sir and space travel! It's a museum that I visit regularly because there is always some area that deserves more attention and viewing in depth. Actually it's just overwhelming! It has all the aircraft that were just too big to squeeze into the... More 

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A dream that came true! Travelled from NY to Dulles airport only to visit this gem for aviation enthusiasts. Really worth the money and time spend (returned the same day); my only regret is that there was not enough time to visit the other part of the museum in Washington DC. I could talk for hours for the exhibits, fantastic... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We had been meaning to visit this museum for some time, but never made it, as it is a little out of the way for us (about an hour drive from home and not really accessible via mass transit from DC). We finally made it for a visit on a snowy President's Day, and it was worth the visit. There... More 

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