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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 2014
Type: Museums
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RDU
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Beautiful facility just a few miles out from the beach. Staff was helpful and friendly and clearly passionate about the work they do. Museum is immaculately clean, and the planes are well-preserved. For the admission price (kids under 6 were free), this was a great value. Enjoyed reading the descriptions of each plane. We didn't buy the plane rides they... More

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Newport News, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Wow, well worth the $12 admission. Just average aviation knowledge but loved this place in nice pastoral setting. Good break from ocean. We viewed main building and the two side hangars, Navy and Army Air Corps respectively. Really exciting tog see some of the WWII notables...Hurricane, Spitfire, Wildcat, Mosquito, B-24.....etc. nice number of German & Japanese as well. All original... More

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This excellent museum is out in the "country" away from the bustling Virginia. The huge private collection of military planes and more is hard to believe. Plan on several hours there!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This has the largest WWI & WWII airplane collection in the USA. Old German Hangar brought back and reconstructed. The tour was very informative and the planes are such good shape. You also can get to ride in some, but the day we were there, they were in for repair. Great for young and old.

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Whispering Pines, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A friend told me about the Fighter Factory, which maintains and rebuilds the aircraft for this museum, a couple years ago. Some time later he told me he had read the aircraft were being sold off, in particular to Fantasy of Flight in Florida (now closed). So, for my 70th birthday this past January, we headed north to see the... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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98 reviews 98 reviews
25 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Superb museum...and it is an operating grass strip airfield for flying aircraft. Awesome displays, and old German hangar. To top it off, at the time I was there, they flew a German WWI Fokker Tri-plane (red baron) and a French bi-plane. You do not get to see these cool aircraft flying too much anymore.

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Newmarket, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Really good tour, enjoyed see the Military base and all the planes. Makes you very proud to see all the service personnel!!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a great little museum featuring both WWI and WWII planes. They maintain the aircraft on site and so they are almost all airworthy. If you can spring for it, do a plane ride and see VA Beach from 500 feet up! Amazing!

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Nutley, NJ
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This place was one of our first stops on our Virginia Beach vacation. There was plenty to walk around and see for yourself, and we did do the guided tour as well. The docent's were knowledgeable and very pleasant.

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Fort Benning, Georgia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Spent a couple of hours here. The collection of WWII Soviet aircraft is remarkable as well as the collection of WWII American planes. Considering that the majority of the aircraft are in flying condition, it is a great experience. While they ask you not to touch the planes, you get to walk up, get under, look in, and do what... More

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