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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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Rockville, Maryland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Loved the exhibits..lots of them and the tours were very informative and took me back to my teenage fascination with aviation.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Have been to the museum twice. Just last week I witnessed Discovery landing at Dulles airport. This museum is very large. The volunteers are very knowledgeable and offer their personal insight into aviation history. Don't miss the observation deck and watch planes flying into Dulles airport. Especially around 2p-3p when the big planes from Europe start to arrive. Volunteers tell... More

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Barboursville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Anyone, wether you like space and aviation or not, will enjoy visiting this museum. From the space shuttle, enola gay, concorde and their flightt simulators, it is definitely worth the trip. The museum is free but you have to pay for parking which is $15 per vehicle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Went there on Father's Day with my son & his family. Great exhibits.. $15 parking fee is a RIP-OFF!!!

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Grand Rapids
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

We spent all day hear and they whined when they left. They couldn't get enough! Chose a docent that mirrors your interest to guide you around. They each have their own areas of interest and each one has a different spin on the exhibits. The Discovery is here now. 15$ to park otherwise entry is free.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

$15.00 gets the entire car in. Great place for children and adults.

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

I attended the NASA Social event for the arrival of the NASA space shuttle Discovery. This was my second time visiting this Smithsonian air and space museum. The place is a one-of-a-kind attraction--in fact, definitely worth a listing on one's "bucket list". The assortment of planes (including the awesome gull wing Corsair suspended from the ceiling like many other aircraft... More

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Commack, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

What an incredible attraction! The recent addition of the space shuttle Discovery only made it better. Although about 40 minutes outside of DC, it is certainly worth the drive. I would highly recommend this museum to all, even those that aren't ordinarily interested in aircraft. We went with my boys scout troop and all enjoyed it equally.

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

My daughter, her husband and the girls (teens and college age) all enjoyed the Center. They ran through the exhibits and decided to watch the Tom Cruise movie on the 'big' screen. It was great! After the movie, they also enjoyed the shopping for souvenirs.

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Our 8 and 9 year old had a great time and were very engaged. Very busy that Sunday and we still were able to have a great time together.

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