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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 10 Attractions in Chantilly
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Specialty Museums, Science Museums
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Toronto
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Space shuttle discovery. Enola gay. Concord. Dozens of others. This place is amazing. remember to see both this AND the one by the mall. Combine them and it really is space and aviation heaven.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

If you are staying in Washington and travel out to Dulles to see this place allow 2 hours for public transport. When you arrive at the railway station exit to the left for the bus. There is no sign. We enjoyed our tour with "Mac" our elderly guide, a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. There are many planes... More

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Nontaburi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I visited both Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in DC and Steven F.Udvar-Hazy Center. I found that if I have to choose one of these 2 museums, I will choose the museum in DC. The exhibition in DC is much more complete to learn aviation science. At Steven F.Udvar-Hazy Center, you will find more aircraft than the DC museum... More

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Oviedo, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
8 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I have visited the downtown museum several times, so on our last trip to DC I decided to visit the facility on the grounds of Dulles airport. I really can't decide which one I enjoy the most, they're both spectacular and I'm proud that I live in a country that commits itself preserving its history. The displays cover all facets... More

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Dundalk, Ireland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This place is amazing, it has every type of plane you can think of and a room dedicated to space travel that includes several small rockets and capsules along with Shuttle Discovery. Highlights for me was the shuttle and blackbird, both memories from my youth, but I have to say there is a lost trick in the presentation of some... More

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Hampton, Minnesota
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106 reviews 106 reviews
57 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Amazing place....HUGE! With so many planes/ space exploration items on display it is dizzying! Be sure to take the elevator to the top of the look out tower to see the planes landing at Dulles airport and the air traffic display also. We spent 7 hours here campared to the 4 hours at the Air & Space in downtown DC....this... More

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

All kinds of airplanes on display from the very old to an Air France SST, and everything in between. The Space Shuttle Discovery was amazing to see. It is massive, especially when compared to some of the 1960 Mercury and Gemini capsules.

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Hudson, Florida
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34 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

are you kidding me ? ... WOW ... Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird ... the Enola Gay ... a Concorde ... and a Space Shuttle ??? .... surround these SUPERSTARS with Corsairs, Hellcats, P-51 Mustangs and a few hundred others and you have the FINEST COLLECTION of aircraft in the world for a $15 Parking Fee ???? ... unbelievable !!!! .... this... More

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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

LOVED seeing all of the amazing aircraft from the beginning of flight to modern aircraft. This place is a giant hangar with tons of aircraft, including the Spaceshuttle Discovery. We caught pieces of the guided tour which was really informative and interesting and wished we could have spent more time on the tour. The area where they were curating aircraft... More

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Germantown, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a good place to educate kids for aerospace, Satellite. Only problem is cameras do not cover complete parking, someone hit my car in parking lot, but the cameras did not cover the accident.

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