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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 29 Attractions in Dayton
Type: Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Picnicking, Shopping
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

What a great museum! WOW, they have really done a beautiful job at this GEM in the Heartland!! This is a must see museum, we live in the area and we make this a must see when we have guests come to visit. From the WWI to Aero Space to Air Force One they have it all!! AND DID I... More

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Machesney Park, Illinois
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

An absolute MUST for Aviation fans! Free admission, truly historic aircraft, wonderful staff! First plane you see is the B-29 that ended WWII....and it gets BETTER from there! Definitely plan to go back when Hangar 4 is completed. Huge place with an astounding amount of history to take in....plan at least 2 days!

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Full of interest, including several British planes. We needed much lomger than we had to do it justice but it's free! - so we will be back.

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Warren, Ohio
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125 reviews 125 reviews
27 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This is a must stop if your in or around the Dayton area. Oh man this is by far the best military museum in the country. It takes all day to really enjoy and see everything. There is so much history here you truly learn and appreciate our mighty military. This museum is free to the public there is a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Just had 45 mins after a days meetings and glad made the effort to see this amazing museum. Vast and free, i hope to come back in years to come. Friendly staff and every plane you may wish to view

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Manhattan, Kansas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Being an enlisted Airmen, I loved seeing how are service has evolved into the the superior airpower that we are presently. Seeing all the planes from the Wright Brothers to the F-22 and the space shuttle was breathtaking! It reinforced my pride for my service. They also have a memorial park with displays as well as an outdoor static display... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Wow, I wasn't expecting much from seeing the sign about the museum. I was expecting a little house on the prairie style but that's certainly not the case. I found out to be the worlds biggest museum in relating to air planes, its history and the affects on the world of flight. Best of all it's free. This place is... More

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Marshall, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This was the third time I've been to this museum. It's the first time I've been able to stand and read all of the information from the exhibits. This museum is AWESOME. From the beginning of flight to modern day. We spent two full days at the museum and you could spend a week there it you interested in reading... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This place is unbelievable. The sheer number of aircraft and diversity of the displays is a great educational experience. Don't miss it. It's worth a special trip to Dayton and plan to spend the day.

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Smithsburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Traces the history of the Army Signal Corps which turned into the Army Air Force which became the present day USAF as completely as a book with real planes. Too much info. to take in. Just walking the planes takes an entire day and wore me out. Since I'm a history buff, I didn't need to read all of the... More

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