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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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This is a must see museum for anybody regardless of age. There is something for everyone. It is so cool that the museum walks you thru time as far as the military is concern. It's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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London, Ohio
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London, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a must see museum for anybody regardless of age. There is something for everyone. It is so cool that the museum walks you thru time as far as the military is concern. It's amazing to see it in a timeline and it's FREE.

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The USAF museum was quite good and very informative! There were TONS of airplanes on exhibit and there were interactive airplanes for younger children or even teens. It was kind of dark in the museum (in terms of lighting, although some of the subject matter was depressing too!) though so it was a bit depressing inside the museum.

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Middletown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

wanted to take grand-children so they could see aviation history @ its finest. years prior it was the children &i, now i guess you could say it is a family affair ! so easy to spend 4-5 hours without realizing it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This Museum is a hidden gem! There is no charge for admission. Every aircraft from first flight to the B-2 Stealth Bomber is on display. Each aircraft has an explanation of the plane's history and allows everyone to learn. Don't miss the WWII section and the Cold War section which has flight simulators ($ cost is reasonable). Gift shop with... More 

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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A great trip through the development of flight, from the beginning of flight to modern day, and with the size of aircraft going from small (Wright Brothers) to huge (B52, etc). You can learn so much from the displays, it is amazing how quickly the technology of flight developed. The museum is currently three "hangers", connected together. There is so... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our family has visited this museum many times. There are exciting exhibits for all ages. The timeline covers the earliest attempts at flying to modern times, with aircraft from every generation. It is a wonderful place to give children an overview of American history as well as a background on international developments, history of warfare and many cultural influences. There... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What a great place, and no cost entry (at the time I went). There was so much to see and the technology and history on display is simply stunning. There are some small rides that you can go on for a nominal fee, as well as a visit to the Presidential aircraft (get there early for those as they are... More 

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Fairborn, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Depicting the USAF contributions to aviation, aviation memorabilia through out the ages. Galleries representing the "Early Years", "WW-II", "SE Asia War", "Korean War", "a missile display", and "Cold War". In the Spring of 2016 an additional building will open and display, among other things, 4 presidential aircraft, including JFK 's AF-One; and experimental aircraft.Many of the the aircraft have "real-life... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I took my two teenagers and we thought that it was amazing. You can't take it all in at once. We spent about 4 hours in there. It was so interesting. I can't wait to go back.

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Springboro, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

fabulous even if you don't like aircraft. the history if amazing from kites to space. Don't miss the Air Force One exhibits and see the plane President Kennedy went to Dallas aboard as it was retrofitted to that day. Ike's plane, FDR's plane with a wheel chair lift, Truman's plane.. amazing

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Additional Information about National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Address: Address: 1100 Spaatz St, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH 45433
Phone Number: 937 255 3286
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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