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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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History of US Air Force: Prepare to spend some REAL time!

When my grandson began teaching at near-by Wright State University, it gave us an excuse to finally visit the museum, along with two other grandsons. Due to scheduling of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Rockville, Maryland
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Rockville, Maryland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

When my grandson began teaching at near-by Wright State University, it gave us an excuse to finally visit the museum, along with two other grandsons. Due to scheduling of the family activities, we spent about 4 hours there as a family (wife, 3 grandsons, and myself). They loved it, far beyond my fondest hopes! They loved it enough, after riding... More 

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Central Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent facility with many wonderful exhibits and informative booths worthy of several hours to visit all the areas.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Hands down the best collection of Air Force history I've ever seen. I plan on returning soon with family and friends. Make sure to take at least a half day.

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Palmyra, Tennessee
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

There is some construction going on now. Also, security is heightened. Leave your pocket knife in the car. Be ready to walk, a lot. Worth every step if you like planes.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My husband wanted to visit the National Aviation Hall of Fame & the National Museum of the US Air Force, so I tagged along. I am more of an art museum type of person, but I found both of these museums very interesting. When you enter, you actually start out in the National Aviation Hall of Fame where you are... More 

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Tecumseh, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

In an overused word ....awesome.. But it really is! Free admission to an incredible experience. This display is second to none. Not just static aircraft displays but in many cases invoking thoughtful diorama type settings . Excellent kid activities expand this museums appeal to all ages.

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Dayton, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Big, comprehensive displays, well laid out and curated. Plenty of room for large groups and to see at your own pace. Lots of hands-on and feets-on displays. Free - so take the whole family or have a company party, dinner, or picnic there. Special musical events are presented on occasion such as holiday celebrations - also free.

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West Chester, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Getting more room for more planes and still adding new things. The Presidential plane cannot be viewed unless you have access to the base since it's on condition bravo. In 2016 that won't be a problem as new hangar will be finished.

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Chicago
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is an all day adventure...at a minimum! IT'S FREE! From the oldest to the newest! If you like planes, missiles, spacecraft and war memorabilia...it's here. What a playground. Flight simulators...videos, movies...this is an awesome place. Spend just 3 hours wandering around and you'll see amazing displays. spend the whole day and really take it in! I watched a Bob... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visit the Air Force museum at least once a year since we live so close. When we have out of town guests the museum is the first place we take them. Lots to see and lots to learn! Even the grandchildren love it and ask for repeat visits.This is a must do when visiting the Dayton area!

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