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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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Better than the Smithsonian

I couldn't believe it when I walked in this place . If you don't like airplanes or history, skip this place. If you do like them this will be one of the most fascinating tours you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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69 reviews 69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I couldn't believe it when I walked in this place . If you don't like airplanes or history, skip this place. If you do like them this will be one of the most fascinating tours you will ever take. They have it all. You can't see it in a day. I have been twice and plan on going back. Oh... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you plan a single visit, think again! We leisurely walked through about 50% of the exhibits until sensory overload set in. Two four hour visits are better. The exhibits are divided into time frames and historical eras. From the first attempts at flight thru today's latest technology, the USAF museum does it fantastically well. From restored original to the... More 

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Clovis, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This trip was the second for my wife and I and the first for our two kids 10 and 8 (boy and girl) and both really enjoyed their day. We will definitely be going back at some point in the future because the Rocket exhibit was closed as part of the expansion to bring the Presidential and R&D wings off... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I was pleasantly surprised at how much there was to see and do. Admission is free, but there are still many ways to spend money here. The Imax theater, flight simulators, and of course the gift shop were all great excuses to spend extra. There were many interesting planes, but there were also many more exhibits! We learned about flight,... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were traveling to the Dayton area to see a new dog and we're looking for something to do while there. Who knew? What a wonderful place to visit. Best of all it was free! Such history and so well done. If you are anywhere. Ear please visit.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The National Museum of the U S Air Force is massive, and they have just broken ground to add another wing!!! As home of the Wright Brothers, Dayton is showing its roots in the aviation and space travel realms. Many exhibits from all eras covering flight and to see all of it in detail would take days, if not weeks.... More 

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Elkton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

As with previous reviewers, this place is massive. It will take a good day without fully reading and watching. Add the full in depth experience and you need multiple days. They are currently expanding to a four bay where they will move the presidential section over. Must see and experience. Nice job government!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Hard to believe Trip Advisor rated this below the Naval Aviation museum in Florida. The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force has more than twice the number of aircraft on display and great exhibits on the history of flight as well as the history of the U.S. Air Force. A number of people say they find it more impressive... More 

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Marinette
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Very good layout. Very historic. Very clean. Many helpful volunteers. Planes, helicopters and very nice layouts. A must see if you go to Dayton. I wish I had more time to spend at the museum.

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Owensboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

I am an aircraft groupy and love seeing the aircraft of various types, some of which I have actually worked on, sometimes the exact aircraft.

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