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

14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, VA 20151
703-572-4118
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Chantilly
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums, Specialty Museums, Science Museums
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Parking is free starting at 4pm. The observation tower closes at 430, the rest at 530...this gives plenty of time to get in, go up, watch the planes fly by, then wander the exhibits...there are planes and choppers on the ground and planes and choppers suspended from the ceiling..its an all around sensory joy....with hidden history and education.

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Dana Point, California
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Great place to see the history of flight. Less of a circus than all the museums on the mall in dc. If you like planes , its worth you time.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Came for the space shuttle (amazing and a real highlight), glad we planned a full day as there's so much to see. Take the free guided tours, up to 2 hours long depending on the guide and packed full of interesting anecdotes and things you'd probably miss if you just wandered around alone. Enola Gay another highlight, only low point... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you are an aviation and/or space enthusiast, this museum is the perfect complement to the Smithsonian in DC. The place is nicely laid down, the planes are viewable from exciting angles... When you arrive, the Blackbird is there staring right at you, and right behind him.... space shuttle Discovery! Reserve at least a full day to visit the museum... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This museum outside of Washington, DC (in Chantilly, Virginia) has a fantastic collection of planes, missiles and NASA spacecrafts. The highlights include the Blackbird (fastest plane ever built), the Concorde (fastest passenger plane), The Enola Gay (the plane that dropped the Atomic bomb on Hiroshima), the Space Shuttle Discovery and the Canadarm. The museum is free. Free wifi is available.... More

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Culpeper
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136 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

for people with limited capacity to walk, this museum can be daunting even before you get in, it is a hike from parking to the entrance. the displays are excellent and a must for aviation enthusiasts

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Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

What an awesome facility. I loved seeing all of the air craft including the space shuttle discovery and enola gay. I chose this air and space museum because of these two air craft and was not disappointed. It is a ways away from everything else, but since I was flying out of Dulles it was not inconvenient at all

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portsmouth. nh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Wow, what a great facility. I arrived at 10:00 and joined a guided (free) tour which was excellent. However, instead of the planned 90 mins we'd only gotten through the Space wind and some of the early aircraft of flight before I needed to leave tour for the 1st of 3 IMax shows that I'd planned on seeing. There was... More

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Chantilly, Virginia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Wonderful museum to visit for any age from toddler to senior. Many airplanes plus a space shuttle are in the hangar - some hanging from ceiling and others on the ground. Also have 3D theater and some rides.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I've been here several times and I'm always amazed. There are aircraft hanging from every nook and cranny! It is a plane hanger converted into a museum. It is very open and easy to navigate. Most of the exhibits are on the main floor but you can go upstairs for a different view. You can stand beside the Enola Gay... More

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