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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 27 attractions in Dayton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Picnicking, Shopping
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Cleveland, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

A friend and myself take our grandson and grandniece on an overnight trip every summer for the last 6 or 7 years and we decided on the Dayton area this year. I have not been to the museum in about 10 years and hoped it would keep them interested being they are 16 and 17 years old, and it did.... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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84 reviews 84 reviews
34 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

There is something here for everyone! If you are in the Dayton area, this is a must see/do/experience for the whole family. There are picnic areas outside in a grassy area next to the museum with statues and history. Inside the museum, they have tons of areas for all aspects of history in the AF and all branches of the... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This museum is huge. Dress casual with comfortable walking shoes and make sure your camera battery is full. You cannot bring any food or drinks inside but there is a cafe upstairs. If you are not used to eating fast food, I highly recommend packing a picnic lunch. I would also recommend allowing 3 days to tour the entire facility.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Great history in 1 location. I have never been to a free Museum that had so much to offer! Friendly staff, clean grounds, even the restaurant was a good deal.

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Elk River, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

3 big buildings of planes and history! Was worth all the time we spent there. Plan on staying at least 3-4 hours. And its free to get in. saw a lot of things I would not of ever seen if we hadn't of gone!

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Milan, Michigan
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116 reviews 116 reviews
24 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I can't say enough wonderful about this museum and the fact that it's free is amazing in this day and age. I loved it back in 1971, the last time I was there as a kid, and it's even better now. So much more! It's filled to the rafters, literally, with magnificent displays of aeronautical history from the time of... More

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Newfield
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

All the history from the wright brothers first flight thru WW2. Planes all around and overhead indoors if bad weather or hot outside. Small holicost memorial and hours of history.

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Dayton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

If you have any interest in airplanes or history, this is a must visit. You cannot see everything in one day. To top it off, it is free.

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Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I cannot believe I have never been to the National Museum of the US Air Force. Depending on how much time you want to spend and how much you want to read and look at things, you could certainly spend an entire day here. It is well laid out and spacious, wear comfortable shoes. My one recommendation would be -... More

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Wyoming
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Tons and Tons of airplanes, my husband enjoyed this more then me, I did enjoy the tour of the different Air Force one planes.

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