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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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Impressive Collection, Highly Recommend!

We nearly gave this museum a miss because of its location (driving in the DC area can be a bit harrowing) but I am so glad we went. First, be sure to wear comfortable shoes... read more

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

We nearly gave this museum a miss because of its location (driving in the DC area can be a bit harrowing) but I am so glad we went. First, be sure to wear comfortable shoes because the museum is huge --- at least a football field long and almost as wide. Not only will you see a Concorde and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Fun and informative. They filmed a part of the Transformers 2 movie there. Free parking. Bring a stroller for young children, it probably takes 2 to 3 hours there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I have been to the Smithsonian at the National Mall and it was really good. This is the Big Brother, an amazing and huge collection of aircrafts including very interesting German WWII planes, the Enola Gay and the Discovery space shuttle. This is history at its best...

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center National and Space Museum is truly an impressive facility. The opportunity to see many actual planes that served in war is an incredible experience. The Discovery space shuttle is fascinating as well. The collection of planes, and aviation artifacts, is well worth the trip to this museum. Udvar-Hazy Center differs from the D.C. Air and... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The Udvar-Hazy was recommended to my aviation engineer husband and he was like a kid in a candy store! Two hangars filled with three levels of aircraft, docents giving free tours all day, you can spend several hours wandering around. The only downside for my family is that the only food available was McDonalds!! Enola Gay, Concorde, acrobatic aircraft, helicopters,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Located out in Chantilly, Virginia about ten minutes from Dulles airport, this is a must visit for anyone visiting the DC area and interested in aviation. It's a huge place with everything from a great collection of WWII planes including Japanese and German, Cold War era items including Migs and spy planes and even one of the last Space Shuttles.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Saw this place on tv and had to go. Not disappointed at all. A mind-blowing collection of aircraft and memorabilia. Well worth the drive if you're in D.C.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I am not a huge museum fan, since I was taken to soooo many as a kid. I have to say that this is one museum that was very interesting and I could have stayed longer! There is a fee for parking...$15...but that is also entrance to the museum...so if you can pack a car...it is very economical! There was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Many planes and displays to view. One of the Transformer movies was made here so the kids wanted to view the display case with items from the movie. There are three levels (they have an elevator). Just fascinating! They also have a tower for view of planes landing at the airport. Would go again. FYI there is no admission fee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Make this a must see if you're in the area. It is so worth the $15. parking fee. Also, make sure you take the 2 hr. free guided tour. We learned so much about some of the more important planes and rockets. We would go back in a heartbeat.

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