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Virginia Air & Space Center

606 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669
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Ranked #8 of 13 attractions in Hampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Aerospace museum that holds more than 100 exhibits, including the Apollo 12 command module and several IMAX films.
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
15 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

There were several interesting things to see but many of the interactive displays were not working. The museum has deteriorated since we visited a few years ago. It really needs a facelift and the maintenance crew should pay more attention to keeping the electronics working. The food in the snack bar was good and not overpriced for this venue. There... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We visited on a day that happened to have several groups of children from camps there. Was a little busy with all those kids there. They have several planes hanging up high and lots of information and hands on exhibits on display. Several of them were not working sadly. We saw some very cool things and got lots of info.... More

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McAllen, United States
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87 reviews 87 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

During this visit - NASA had a STEM program with lots of hands on things to do it was well organized and fun. The IMAX to was great. The snack area a little over priced - staff towards the end of the day did not care to much and even to the point the had mixed up soda lines with... More

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Rochester, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was a fun visit for the whole family. There were several exhibits that weren't working though. That said, there was enough to look at / keep us interested for a few hours. They have several cool military airplanes on display. They have a full size DC-9 plane that you can go inside and the kids can sit in the... More

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Hampton, Virginia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

None of the displays work, not that clean, expensive, biggest waste of money you can have more fun looking at the free airplanes at air power park

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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Unfortunately a lot of the exhibits were down (flight simulators), which is a common trend amongst museums of this nature. Overall though the quality and content of the museum was very impressive and kept us busy for several hours. It was great to see the Yankee Clipper and Origin next to one another for a great size comparison. If anything,... More

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Webbers Falls, Oklahoma
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We purposely extended our vacation a day to come here....the kids are very disappointed! !! Most of the interactive exhibits are not working...the simulators are the same thing you can do at any state fair! There is a better one for us to attend where we live in Oklahoma! !!

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Hampton, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I remember going there before when I was much younger on a school field trip. It was a lot of fun... back then. Many of the other interesting exhibits were gone. They were doing construction on a new area and, the area that wasn't under construction many of the exhibits were non functioning. So you paid to look at planes.... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We are so glad we took the time to visit this place when we were back in town . My husband was excited to see that the F4 was still in the museum . He loaded the missiles on the F4 (that is hanging from the roof ), many years ago when he was still in the Air Force .... More

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We took our two young boys here, and they not only loved every minute but learned a few things too. The whole setting is impressive because their are planes suspended everywhere you look, and the exhibits are interactive. The Apollo 12 command module is on display and very interesting to see up close. Real planes you can walk into and... More

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