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National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

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Address: 1100 Spaatz St, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH 45433
Phone Number: 937 255 3286
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Picnicking, Shopping

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My husband was an Air Force flight chief in charge of 14 planes. He was thrilled to find 4 planes that were at his base when he was stationed there & saw a T-33 that was in his... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Stoystown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

They are in the process of some renovations, so we were unable to see a few of the planes. It would be nice if they had walkways above some of the planes so you really get an idea of how huge they are. The volunteers were very helpful.

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Mayer, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My husband was an Air Force flight chief in charge of 14 planes. He was thrilled to find 4 planes that were at his base when he was stationed there & saw a T-33 that was in his flight. We spent 7 hours there. Lots of information on aviation history as well as Air Force history. There was a Holocaust... More 

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ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If you love airplanes and anything to do with the industry this is the place to go. I especially love the WWI & WWII era planes.

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This museum is huge. I really thought it was well done and planned out perfectly. I was there for three hours and walked around the whole museum. I think a second trip here is definitely worth it. It way bigger than the Air and Space Museum in Dulles,VA.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I had just visited the Simthonion Air & Space Museum and the annex at Dulles and while those two place were great. The Air force Museum was fantatstic. Bigger, more air planes and lots of related equipment. Three hangers a missle area and they are building a forth hanger! If you like air planes this is the place to go,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This was our second trip here and it won't be our last. This vast museum encompasses the history of flight. It is the best. When you go, take advantage of the free tours -- one in morning and second early afternoon. Take both since they are different. Our tours we lead by a remarkable, humble and pleasant gentleman. But he... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was a bucket list go to place of mine. It is fantastic. Recommend you sign up for the presidential tour when you arrive. They bus you on base to the hanger. They're building a new wing in the museum that will be open later this year then you don't need a bus. Be sure to see the rocket display... More 

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NYC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Being our first time there and not really investigating online, I had no ideas of what to really expect. Our tour included the R&D and Presidential plan hangers. Being a big X-Plane fan, the R&D was exciting to see. Most of the planes that made history as well as some that did were there. we were then on to the... More 

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dayton, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Unbelievable collection of aircraft indoors. Everything from early flight to the latest aircraft - and it is free! Puts the Smithsonian Air and Space museum to shame. Allow a full day to see everything and a lot of walking.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I have lived in Ohio for years. My sister lived minutes away from the museum, but I just wasn't interested. I was dragged there... I loved it! I learned so much. I couldn't believe how big it was or how much there was to see. It wasn't just planes, it was history. I am going back and taking my children!... More 

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