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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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It'll knock your socks off

Just to clarify: This is NOT to be confused with the Air and Space Museum in Downtown Washington, D.C. The Udvar-Hazy Center is located near Dulles Airport. Even those who are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Reston, Virginia
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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Just to clarify: This is NOT to be confused with the Air and Space Museum in Downtown Washington, D.C. The Udvar-Hazy Center is located near Dulles Airport. Even those who are less than interested in air travel will find the wide-ranging assemblage of aircraft here downright splendid. Additionally, visitors can watch vintage planes being restored, can watch planes landing on... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Dislike, the $15 admission to park a car, yes you get to go to the museum, but would rather go with several people than myself or with one child. Like, the last Space Shuttle to fly in space. We were able to see it fly over Dulles Airport on its final voyage, which was awesome. Also like the Concorde. Would... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Even with the parking fee, it was a great experience. Kids had a blast - especially the kid who had just learned about WWII. The Enola Gay was neat, plus the HUGE space shuttle. We only had a couple of hours, so we were in a rush, but next time (and there will be a next time) we'll stay longer!

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Vermont
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is a great family destination. We saw relics from WWI, WWII, Space Shuttles, all sorts of memorabilia and more. We also saw a great aviation movie at the IMAX theatre (extra fee) and visited the 360 degree observation tower of Dulles Airport. My husband and I loved it (40s) for its history and relevance, kids (girls, ages 12 and... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Amazing exhibits - lifesize and real aircraft, etc.. So special to see the actual planes, space travel, helicopters, etc.. Keeps everyone interested at any age. Large enough that crowds can visit without a problem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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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