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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 26 attractions in Dayton
Type: Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Picnicking, Shopping
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Visited on our recent trip to Dayton Ohio. This museum is free but the IMAX theatre is $5.00. We saw everything from first airplanes to space ship. Highlights were the bomber that dropped the bomb on Nagasaki, the space capsule of Apollo 14, a B52, Stealth Bomber. Wear good walking shoes because the place is huge. Bring a camera and... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This is a very large museum full of well done exhibits. There are special exhibits that can be viewed with reservations. We highly recommend the behind the scenes tour of the restoration work. There are interesting I Max movies that change frequently. Children will enjoy the museum's big planes and space shuttle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

As a retired USAF officer, or even just as a parent, the National Museum of the USAF if a terrific place to visit for young and old alike! ....and its free and open to the public!! Anyone with interests in Aviation and history will marvel at the museums collection of aircraft, spacecraft and missiles that have protected this country from... More

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Hanover, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Visited on our way south to Florida in January. Found out about this museum in the book "Along I75" (Great reference book) This museum is free. There is an IMAX theatre that was very reasonable priced ($5.00) that we enjoyed. Only shows a few times a day so you might want to check the show times before you go into... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We live in the Dayton area and this is a great experience to see the history of aviation in the birthplace of aviation. A must see!!

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North, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Another free military museum and by far one of the largest. It almost rivals the Air and Space Museum in DC. Not to be missed. Plan all day and wear good walking shoes. Great for pre-teens, probably boring for most teenagers, and over the head of toddlers. Cafe was expensive, but plenty of picnic areas if you want to save... More

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is a DON'T MISS place to visit when in or near Ohio. Starting with the native Dayton Wright Brothers and their original experiments and first military plane, these large hangars have more planes displayed and more information about individual time periods of flight than anywhere else, including the Smithsonian in Washington, plus the planes are displayed and illuminated better.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is a must do and worth driving 70 mile at least. if you are with the Aeronautical industry business or Air force it is a must place. Most important - Don't just go there. Plan your visit. Aim to the tour hours or print the Wikipedia information about the specific models you are interested in (I suggest the wright... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The museum is fantastic, the displays are educational and interesting for young people as well as adults.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It's free so that is a wonderful plus! All members of a family will find something that enjoy here. It does involve a lot of walking this place is huge and they are going to be expanding it again soon. For a fee you can go on Air Force One. They also have where you can leave a donation to... More

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