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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 9 attractions in Chantilly
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Specialty Museums, Science Museums
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Ada, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A must if you are in the area! This is a great place if you are a history buff too! Great place for kids and adults.

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Livingston, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Best air and space museum ever! I was disappointed when I went to the museum on the capitol mall. I was expecting to see the SR-71 and Discovery space shuttle there on our last trip to D.C. This trip we made sure to get out to the Udvar-Hazy Center. Parking was $15 per car but since we were dropped off... More

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San Francisco, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The spatial quality of this cavernous museum is mind-blowing---with historic planes hung overhead. The sense of scale is palpable. The space shuttle sits in its own hanger. A traffic control tower offers a view. A shuttle bus connects to the Mall's main museum. This is one of Washington's best attractions---not to be missed.

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Hull
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I visited this museum with a friend in July 2014 after staying overnight in Vienna VA from Wolf Trap! If you love anything to do with aviation, this is the museum for you! Anybody, with or without a basic knowledge of space/aviation will love this museum! Finding the museum with a GPS was very easy as was parking (even if... More

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Brampton, Canada
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I loved everything about this place!! The displays of the aircraft are the best I have ever seen. The museum is clean and there is a McDonalds there for families to have lunch at. My only gripe is that the gift shop did not have much in the way of Concorde souvenirs If you are gong to have a plane... More

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Columbia, Tn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Me and my family absolutely were blown away by the exhibits, to stand within a few feet of the Enola Gay, Alan Shepherds Mercury space capsule, An Apollo capsule, a Wright flyer, a SR-71, and many many more to numerous to mention. The exhibition halls are clean and well lit. The staff is both friendly and efficient. This was the... More

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Charlotte Amalie, null, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It is simply amazing how they have preserved & restored so many planes. The staff has done a excellent job. It very clean & organized.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Was on my own so not sure how to get out here. Solved easily, metro & 5A metro bus to Dulles airport curb 2. Then the Dulles to Dulles shuttle. When you arrive it is phenomenal. The museum is huge with plenty to see. Space shuttle, Air France Concorde, SR71 Blackbird, Enola Gay and loads of modern and vintage aircraft.... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This has got to be the biggest air/space museum around and it is free (other than parking)! Unlike all the other Smithsonian museums, you will need to rent a car to get here but I am so glad we did. It's a huge, clean, accessible facility. You can get up-close (but not on/in) to planes you've heard about such as... More

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Was staying overnight in Chantilly, and this is about the only thing worthwhile to do in the area. None of us knew much about Air & Space. Definitely take the 1 hr free tour. They tell you about the man who started it all and point out the main exhibits that have become part of our history. Whether you like... More

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