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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 24 Attractions in Dayton
Type: Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Picnicking, Shopping
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Type: Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Picnicking, Shopping
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Lafayette, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Just go and see it. It really is that good. Beware, it is a lot of walking and not a lot of placed to sit. Kids may grow restless because to truly get the fully experience you have to read a lot.

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Delafield, Wisconsin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Wow!!! We took it as a good sign when we slowed down to take several pictures of the aircrafts sitting outside the museum on the grounds before we even made it through the gate to park. Make sure you plan for several hours here, maybe a full day if you're really into airplane / flight history. There is so much... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Being an Air Force brat (my dad flew F-4s) I had high expectations for this place. I did not think it was possible but it EXCEEDED them. This is a 2-day minimum visit. I already want to go back. The collection of Presidential and experimental aircraft is very cool, so definitely sign up to take the bus to those hangers.... More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

I grew-up about 90 minutes north of Dayton, and visits to the museum were fairly frequent as I grew-up. I remember when MANY planes in the collection were parked outside, and recent renovations have skyrocketed this museum into the realm of "world-class." I always take my camera, and I always see something I've not seen before. This is a must... More 

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Cincinnati Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This is an absolute MUST SEE if you have ANY interest in Air Force or Aviation history. Everything from early flight to the space age. WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam aviation history. NOT to mention the annex where you can see Presidential airplanes and a bunch of other stuff. You could spend a couple full days here and not see it... More 

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Furlong, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

More types, sizes, ages of aircraft than I have ever seen in one place. I needed a day and only had an hour. Must plane and prioritize what you want to see if you have less time.

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I have been to the USAF Museum several times and have loved it. You will be astonished by the collection of aircraft...and realize they are building a fourth hanger for Presidential aircraft. I think it's worth pointing out that the museum has a family day every month with tons of hands-on activities for kids of all ages. I highly recommend... More 

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San Jose area, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The space exploration gallery needs significant improvement (it felt outdated, but I'm biased because I work in the space industry for the AF so I know they have far better stuff), and they are very proud of the shuttle training module but there isn't that much to see. The strength of this museum is the historical aircraft on display, but... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Anyone who thinks they can absorb everything there is to see in only one visit needs to think again! And, for those who think the Air and Space museum in the DC area is good, it really doesn't hold a candle to the National Museum of the Air Force. Two of the most interesting things seen in my last visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Very interesting and educational exhibits about all of the wars that the U.S. has been involved in. There is something here for people of all ages and backgrounds. A personal plus, is that they had a quiet room with rocking chairs to nurse my baby in!

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