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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 28 Attractions in Dayton
Type: Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Picnicking, Shopping
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is easily one of the best museums in the world! So much history all in one place. The best part is that it's completely free and you could easily spend all day there and not see it all.

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Westland, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It seems like every time I think about revisiting the National Museum of the USAF, they have added another wing or hangar or something. I have made close to a dozen trips in 20 years and there always seems to be something new or different to look at while I'm there. To see everything, expect to spend a solid day... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I brought my then 15 year old son on a special trip to the air force museum and we spent two full days wandering around the hangers and the airplanes. It is a once in a lifetime experience. the Air and Space museum in DC and at dulles does not hold a candle to the air force museum. the most... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It took several days to get through the museum. There was so much to see and do. I enjoyed the many displays. Some interactive things and films to watch. It is a wonder to see all the amazing advances we have had over the generations. Entrance was free and hope it remains so.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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23 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Besides the main museum that anyone can drive to there is another smaller museum on the base which requires you sign up for the bus or if you have a base ID you can drive to. There are limited times for this bus so be sure check the times. The other museum is filled with various presidential planes, such as... More

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

they had lots of one of a kind of airplanes. it will take most of the day to get through. its amazing how they get all those planes inside.

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Dayton, OH
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing museum. A must see for anyone visiting the area. The exhibits are incredible. I love the interactive displays.

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Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I think all these other reviews cover it pretty well - this museum is a real gem in the midwest. There are three big hangars full of airplanes and memorabilia. Each plane has a history and story to go with it - it's really well laid out. We had about 3hours to spend there and i felt slightly rushed like... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Went with my wife who's not really interested in air stuff and 6 hours later we left. We both really enjoyed it. Very comprehensive coverage of the history of Air Force Aviation. We've now been to the Smithsonian, the Naval Air Museum in Pensacola and Wright Patterson. Would highly recommend. A must if going through Dayton.

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Michigan
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

An very worthwhile visit. History buffs and aviation enthusiasts with love this place. The IMAX theater has a modest fee but has great movie choices! The food in the cafeteria is good and reasonably priced. Do yourself a favor and plan on two days to see it all. If you rush through, you will leave disappointed!

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