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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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The collection of aircraft is one of the best on earth. I think it's better than the Smithsonian in D.C. No negatives

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Las Vegas, NV
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The collection of aircraft is one of the best on earth. I think it's better than the Smithsonian in D.C. No negatives

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I recently visited here, and this museum was top notch. From the front door, all of the way to the last exhibit, the museum stops at nothing to keep you interested. The staff is very knowledgable, and the atmosphere is very relaxing. There is definitely a section for all interests. The last hanger that houses the entrance to the space... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Wow, this place if awesome if you like planes. The simulators are the super cool. Our family enjoyed this place. It takes several hours to see it all.

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Fairborn, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Just so much to see! I grew up here and have been to the museum many many times and there is always something new to see! We love that it's free so everyone can come get a taste of history. The I Max is wonderful and I have nothing bad to say about any of it. lol their is something... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This museum is so magnificant, awe-inspiring, educational and HUGE! There are large, multiple attached hangars filled with death-defying (sometimes) aircraft hanging overhead, displayed on floor exhibits that you can touch. There are numerous monitors placed throughout the hangars for in-depth videos and information regarding a particular aircraft, cutting-edge engines and cockpit and wing designs, and the brave men and women... More 

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

One of the top aviation museums in the world. On par with the Air And Space Smithsonian in Washington D.C. and Imperial War Museum in London. A must stop if passing through Dayton Ohio. Many historic aircraft you will not see anywhere else. 4th hangar under construction to house presidential and test aircraft. Currently need to ride a shuttle bus... More 

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

You can easily spend many hours here and not see everything. There is so much to see inside and out - plan on spending multiple days here if you can. This place must be experienced. It is setup to go from Wright Brothers to modern aircraft, ballistic missiles and spacecraft. If you want to see a decomissioned Airforce One, you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This was awesome even for someone with a casual interest. Vast collection of aircraft, history, and memorabilia.

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Ankeny, Iowa, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Really enjoyed the Wright Bros. history and Air Force One. I was part of a business trip, but definitely great for leisure on the way through.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Stopped here en route to another destination. Easy to get to, free parking and admission, and lots to see! We arrived at 11:00 and shuttles to the presidential section were full. However, we were still able to see our fill from the HUGE collection of aircraft and historical artifacts here. We did a very basic walk through of everything, and... More 

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