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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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

This is my favourite museum. In a beautiful building/hangar all kinds of planes are displayed. My absolute favourites were the Enterprise Spaceshuttle and the concorde. This museum is so much better than the Air & Space museum at the Mall in Washington DC.

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

We visited the Dulles/Chantilly branch of this Smithsonian museum in early February 2012 prior to flying from Dulles International Airport (IAD).The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is located 2.5 miles from the airport in Chantilly, Virginia. The hours are 10:00 to 17:30 daily (closing time is extended until 6:30 in the summertime). Admission is free; however, parking is US$15 (the parking... More

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Reston, VA
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19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Amazing, lots of great displays, a 100 times better than the Air Space Museum downtown, only drawback is expensive parking. Definitely recommend this museum to any one who loves planes and American aviation history.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012 via mobile

I returned with the family after a long hiatus. Things have improved dramatically with more planes, better access to the space wing, improved options for kids with simulators. Still, it would be amazing to see inside planes or get inside some. More interactive programs would be a plus as well. The tower was quiet first thing, so we went up.... More

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Woodinville, Washington
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

We spent a whole day at the Air and Space Museum on the mall and went back to shop so you know what kind of geeks we are but this "storage" area for the museum was even better! We were traveling without a car and after my husband mentioned a couple of times that he wanted to go, I changed... More

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Chantilly, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Have been there couple times and like the collection of planes there also their IMAX is amazing :)

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Fort Wayne, IN
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Liked the museum very much, but would like to see more in the future. Great to see the Space Shuttle and a Blackbird. Loved the 1st Boeing 707 and the Enola Gay.

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Canton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

The Wright Brothers would be in utter amazement! What an absolutely wonderful place to be amazed at the wonders of aviation! Well worth the drive out, definitely worth the $15 to park. What else does the Smithsonian have stored away? From small, old planes, to the Concorde(which I thought was bigger that it was) and to the space shuttle, a... More

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Virgina
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105 reviews 105 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Unbelievable collection of important aircraft that have shaped history. Interesting for all ages.

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Aldie, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

We've been 4-5 times, so much to see and do. Be sure to catch an IMAX show. We saw Harry Potter last year, Incredible.

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