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National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

1100 Spaatz St, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH 45433
937 255 3286
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Ranked #1 of 27 attractions in Dayton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Picnicking, Shopping
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Millersburg, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Lots to see. Free. Make it a day trip. Enjoyed everything it had to offer. Learned a lot about aviation through the early years to the present.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Excellent displays. Good tribute to airmen. Many vintage and modern aircraft..good interpretive stations, videos and simulators. Wear comfortable shoes!

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Rochester, NY
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128 reviews 128 reviews
35 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I was going to be visiting a boyhood friend of mine in Ohio and I decided that since I was so close to the Air Force Museum, that I would take a couple of extra days and drive over to Dayton to see it. I had been there once before, many years ago, before the new facilities had been constructed.... More

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Hazelwood, Missouri
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Went because my teenage daughter is a big fan of airplanes and had this place on her radar. Admission was FREE so that was cool! I suggest arriving early if you want to take the shuttle to the Presidential and Research and Development hanger on the air base. That was the first thing we did was sign up for the... More

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12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Tons to see, you could spend all day walking through the exhibits. Amazing to see how we went from the Wright Flyer to planes used in the world wars so quickly. To me they all start to blur together and I think aliens must have had a hand in the creation but my husband was able to name most of... More

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Naples, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Excellent museum! Get there at 9am, put your name on the list for the Presidential Hangar. ALL AGES will love this!! The volunteer guides are past service members. Just a wonderful day!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We live near the Air Force musuem and we visit often. A plus for being a family on a budget is that it is free. Some attractions do cost extra, like the theater and the ride simulators, but it is completely free to enter and see the exhibits. I have a two year old and a sixth month old, and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This was my husband's choice of places to visit but we all enjoyed it. We happened to go on a Family Day and there was plenty to do for all of us. I left my husband with the camera while I took our child to story and craft time. We saw several other special exhibits and she got to see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

As a Vietnam veteran it was special for me to take my grandchildren to see 62-1787, a C-130 that was attached to my squadron when I was there. The Presidential planes were educational for the history buffs. I could go on and on. Don't miss this museum.

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Marietta, Georgia
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9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This museum is so impressive, and has so many valuable history lessons. Plan to depend all day send don't forget the outside exhibits. Get there early if you want to see the Presidential hangar. It requires a reservation (check website for details). They often have special events, and there are IMAX movies that change frequently. There is something for everyone... More

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