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Military Aviation Museum

1341 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach Airport, Virginia Beach, VA 23457
757 721 7767
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
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Devon, England
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visiting the area from the UK and worked in a visit to MAM because of its international reputation. It exceeded expectations. Nearly all aircraft shown on their website were available for close inspection, there were no ropes, no barriers but no touching! Although not an extensive collection their condition is pristine with many classic examples all housed in recently built... More

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v.b. va
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

the staff is very knowledgeable with the history of the planes. these planes actually fly and if you are going there find out which days which planes are flying. It is history and even if the planes don't fly when you sre there you will enjoy it. Good for old and young.

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Key West, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The people who volunteer here have very extensive knowledge and are more than happy to jump in front of you and start laying on the facts. If you are the type that likes to just look and read/explore for yourself then inform them and let them know. Otherwise they are there to make sure that you aren't touching the airplanes,... More

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We took our whole extended family ages 3 to 73 to the Museum last Sunday. Anyone who we've asked that have been to visit have always smiled and said it is fantastic. There is something about standing under the wings of these beautiful flying machines and also having the experienced volunteers, many who flew these planes in combat, telling you... More

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Severn, Maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The museum houses an extensive and dazzling collection of WWI and WWII planes in large hangers (so a good thing to do on a bad-weather day). The WWI planes are mostly reproductions (with a few notable exceptions, like an original Flying Jenny), but the WWII planes are all original. Most have been restored to flying condition and the museum puts... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
52 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This is a fine (although fairly small) museum. The collection of aircraft is great, the facilities fine. Understand, this is not a big museum with a huge collection. This is a small-ish place a little out in the country on an airfield that, by the way, has some nice air shows to showcase. If the weather is bad at the... More

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elizabeth city, nc
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13 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This is not a museum for the person casually interested in airplanes, dragging along a gaggle of kids with no interest. It's not cheap to get in, and there are no amusement rides, glitzy dioramas or films. What you will see are LOTS of rare airplanes in FLYABLE condition. That's what costs the money, and that's what makes it worthwhile... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Lots and lots of WWI & WWII military airplanes. Allied and Axis. Unlike many museums' aircraft displays, these planes are maintained as functioning aircraft. They have a wide variety of aricraft, from biplanes to a B-17, and a ME-262. The german WWII aircraft are housed in a genuine Luftwaffe hangar.

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Providence Forge, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This is well worth the drive. I am a fan of military aviation, and my wife usually just humors me, but even she found the WW1 hanger tour (and the guide's stories) so interesting that didn't want to leave. We are going back next trip to VA Beach and spending an entire day.

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Oakland, Maryland
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

If you or a member of your family loves planes, this is the place to go. Hard to believe it is a private collection. We took a family member who has been an airplane junkie for 40+ years who has seen and experienced a lot in the aviation world, and he was giddy with excitement. For the rest of us,... More

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