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Virginia Air & Space Center

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Address: 606 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669
Phone Number: 804-727-0900
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Aerospace museum that holds more than 100 exhibits, including the Apollo...
Aerospace museum that holds more than 100 exhibits, including the Apollo 12 command module and several IMAX films.
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Lived in this area forever and finally got to visit this place. It's not horrible but I was dissapointed with it. I guess I may too critical but just drive up to DC and see the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
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Yorktown, Virginia
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Yorktown, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Lived in this area forever and finally got to visit this place. It's not horrible but I was dissapointed with it. I guess I may too critical but just drive up to DC and see the real thing. I was dissapointed that several exhibits were broke or roped off. Dissapointed because I was expecting so much more. If the city... More 

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The place was mostly empty (probably 20 to 30 people in there at the time I was there on a Saturday), and not as large as I expected. I was the only one in the IMAX at the time of the show. It is a little overpriced for the size.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Virginia Air & Space Center was walking distance from our hotel and one of the few things open in the immediate area since it was December (off season) so we took our 19-year-old son to visit. The visit cost us a little over $30, but really, that seemed overpriced considering you could do the whole museum in under a half... More 

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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303 reviews 303 reviews
64 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Numerous planes and boats on display. There are many interactive attractions. There is a flight simulator, a large model of an aircraft carrier, displays of many rockets and spaceships. Definitely worth the ride if you're just a few hours away but many other attractions in the area would make it worth the trip. Three stories but elevators are available and... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I liked that most or all of the exhibits were hands on experience for children all ages except for those under two. Bring your camera if you enjoy history because you are going to want to take allot of pictures. Make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes since there is a lot of walking. Staff are very friendly and willing... More 

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Newport News, VA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My family thoroughly enjoyed the museum. The displays are informative and interesting. The added feature of the IMAX theater is great. The docents and staff were extremely helpful. We will be going back soon to see the new Gemini capsule that is being added. The location is in really great location near the downtown restaurants (not the chain kind but... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Most hands on exhibits broken. Great if you can narrate your own tour. Too much money for too little. Skip it and go to DC.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I was really looking forward to enjoying this after the reviews I read, but it was disappointing. I've been to the Smithsonian and this cannot even come close and for what they charge you would think the displays would be kept up better and the hands on would be in working order. The staff was rude and not helpful. Would... More 

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Hampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Virginia Air and Space center in Hampton is "almost exactly" like the one in Washington D.C. with way less the crowds The exhibits are awesome and well worth the cost. They even have a IMAX theater to watch the latest movies in 3D.

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Great museum for kids and adults. My wife and I as well as Grandparents and a 5yo and 8 yo all had a great time. Many hands on activities for all ages. All the planes were well displayed and cool to see. Really enjoyed some of the planes like the WWII bomber that you could enter and have a simulated... More 

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