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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 11 Attractions in Chantilly
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Specialty Museums, Science Museums
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Elk Grove,ca
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

A place for young and old to see the amazing progress in air and space history. A homeschooler's textbook on aviation in one place. A must visit in the DC area.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It's $15 to park but the entrance is free. Everyone goes to the Smithsonian expecting to see all the planes but they are at this museum! It is great

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Stuarts Draft, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

A very large museum but done very nicely. All of the exhibits are amazing and well worth seeing. The Discovery space shuttle - to see it is something that should be done. Wish there was another food choice other than McDonalds but that was the place to eat.

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Crisfield
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

You have to pay $15.00 dollars to park , the museum is free . You pay extra for I max . But they have a great display of planes and space craft . Plus the observation tower .

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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240 attraction reviews
901 helpful votes 901 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Easily the largest air and space museum also has the best collection. This is located near Wash-Dulles International Airport so it is approx. a 45 minutes drive from downtown Washington DC. This should not be confused with the Air and Space Museum in the Mall. Allow a full day if you plan to explore the two hangars and control tower... More

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

It's the Smithsonian, so I didn't expect any less. But this is one of the coolest places I've ever been. If you're an aviation, space or military buff, it doesn't get much better than this. The pieces in this place are second to none. The IMAX is a lot of fun. It's a beautiful facility.

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Cary, North Carolina
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We had a great time. It took us about 3.5 hours to wander around the museum (on a school day - so it was very empty). The number of airplanes in the museum was incredible. The shuttle made me emotional - the information and the displays were full of great detail and information.

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Windsor, Connecticut
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I heard that they had a space shuttle and concorde, but did not know that they had the Enola Gay. There are so many cool things to see, that put other air museums to shame. Don't just go to the one on the mall. You must come here too.

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Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

took a tour with a guide- was wonderful- love that you can go at your own pace and there are always people close by to give you a lot of facts and information- great for adults and kids

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you have any interest in aviation, then this is the place for you. I was only able to send two hours here, but I could of spent all day. The place is packed full of just about everything aviation related. The Concord,the Enola Gay, The SR-71 Blackbird, and even a space shuttle are here. The best part is it... More

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