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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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Dayton, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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4 attraction reviews
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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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. It's free, really free admission!!!!!!! Free parking. Go to the website: www.nationalmuseum.af.mil The U.S. Air Force takes great pride in this museum as it is contiguous with Wright-Patterson AFB, but is completely accessible to the public.... More

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

Amazing...I recommend the 1:30 tour that hits the highlights! Free admission, free parking, free strollers, free motor cart for those with trouble walking a mile or two. Its huge!

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Dayton, Ohio, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is world-class in both scale and content. Anyone who likes aviation, airplanes, the military, history, or museums in general will not be disappointed. I think it's even better than the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The aircraft on display range from the Wright Brother's era to Stealth fighters. You can't beat... More

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Kettering, Ohio
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I had never heard of the National Museum until we moved to Dayton. What a great place it is! If only there was better marketing, tourists might travel to Dayton just to see this. It is that good. First of all, it is huge -- it takes at least a day to see the entire museum. Second (or maybe this... More

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