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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Impressive collection of historic aircraft

Moving and educational experience to see planes that changed the course of history, including the B-29 that dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki in WWII. Worth a visit. Nice gift... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Zagreb, Croatia
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Moving and educational experience to see planes that changed the course of history, including the B-29 that dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki in WWII. Worth a visit. Nice gift shop too.

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Riverview, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a free museum, and you can spend more than a day here if you have the time. If a guided tour is offered, take it, as you can learn so much about the planes, the era they flew, and who flew them. we took a guided tour of the WWI planes and we learned a lot.

Thank michigan193
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is free. if you like planes definitely go. There is also another museum not far away. Huffman prairie museum. where the wright brothers tryed to get their plane off the ground.There is a lot of inventors in the area. One is Mr..Kettering who has over 100 pattens. If you contact Metro parks. they will give you a tour... More 

Thank Kira K
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Easy to find, great volunteer staff, clean, well laid out. Very thoughtful exhibits. We spent one day here but could have easily gone back for a second or third. Give yourself plenty of time.

Thank don457
Vandalia, Ohio
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Allow a few hours as this museum is jam-packed w/ interesting aero items. There are all sorts of volunteer staffers circulating - and, on our visit there was a 1:30 tour, led by Col. Susan Richardson > WOW!, she was knowledgeable, colorful and interesting. Do this!

Thank Jack F
Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You could spend days in here. The amount of artifacts and interesting historical information is just astounding. This museum is a definite must-visit if you are in Dayton and you enioy history. The gift shop is huge and you can find anything you like there. The cafeteria is ok, good for a quick bite but not gourmet, which is fine... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent most of the day reading and viewing history unfold from the Wright brothers until the present. Lots of original artifacts as well as airplanes with lots of human interest stories for those not into airplanes. Could spend several days here and not see or read everything of interest. Great museum and it is free! Cafe on site and... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't see everything in one day...if you really love aircraft/aviation. If you DO, and can go without people who don't, leave them at home...they'll be bored/won't want to look/read what YOU want to... I'm serious...they, and YOU will thank me... If you are fairly close, go several times..take it in a hangar at a time...take little kids...get them interested... More 

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Norwich, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate enough to be staying on the air base for the week with my relatives, one of whom is a pilot, so a visit to the museum was a must for us. I was not prepared for just how much there is to see here. We were there for three hours, but you could quite easily spend a... More 

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simi valley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i drive through Dayton once a year, and each time my highlight is going to the National Museum of the U.S.Air Force. I was there last week, Nov 13. It was great. As a Vietnam vet I always enjoy seeing the aircraft I flew in during my tour. My feelings are bitter sweet when I see the Huey's and the... More 

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