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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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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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Findlay, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A lot of area to walk around in, but a lot to see and it's free! My husband and I have been here multiple times, and even I never grow tired of visiting. Good exercise on hot or rainy or snowy days!

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Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The X-planes/Presidential hangar - sign up as soon as you get there, since they only take 4 busloads over to this hangar at 9:30, 11, 1, and 3 (or something like that). We got into the line immediately upon entering the museum and just made the first group of 40 bus-cut. I particularly liked the WW II. New hangar being... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is one of the better museums I've ever visited. Its also free. You can learn a lot here, the kids will be impressed.

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Toledo, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

They say you should leave 4 hours for this museum, that is way underestimated. Plan a full day if you really are into airplanes and their history. The museum is divided into several hangars and time zones in aviation history. The museum is vast and the amount of full size airplane exhibits is staggering. They also have planes outside and... More

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Cheshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I have visited many air force museums over the years but this is the best by far and it's FREE. This was our second visit here and we only had time for 4 hours there which did not do it justice. Being English it was great to see the Spitfie and Hurrican on display from WW2. The sheer size of... More

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Eagan, Minnesota
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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Loved the place in total, but I'd have to say the tour of the Presidents planes was my favorite. How do I know...because I can't stop telling people about it! I'm somewhat claustrophobic so the aisles on a couple were a bit uncomfortable. Other than that, fantastic. The different hangers were also great. You can't see it all in one... More

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