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Virginia Aviation Museum

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Address: 5701 Huntsman Road, Richmond International Airport, Richmond, VA 23218
Phone Number: 804 236 3622
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Small but interesting!

This is a small museum, but it's packed full of interesting stuff. I only spent about an hour or so looking around, but I can see a family with kids or an airplane enthusiast... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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English first
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a small museum, but it's packed full of interesting stuff. I only spent about an hour or so looking around, but I can see a family with kids or an airplane enthusiast spending a lot more time here. The admission is cheap and the people are very friendly. And the SR71 Blackbird out front is the coolest plane... More 

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I appreciate museums which take genuine effort in bringing interesting exhibits for their visitors, and the VAM does precisely that despite it's small size. Even if you have merely a passing interest in aviation, you owe it to yourself to visit this well-stocked little museum. If you are a war history buff, veteran or a native to Virginia, visiting this... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My grandson was delighted with the MANY interactive experiences (which were teaching him kits in spite of himself!) So many wonderful WWII dioramas as well as the many REAL planes overhead!

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Hartford, United States
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Stopped here on my way down to VA Beach and was happy to see the SR71 and F14 outside. Not very big inside, but the facility and displays were well kept. If you're not an aviation enthusiast, you might not find it all that great but for me it was well worth stopping to see the SR71. Not sure how... More 

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Lake Anna, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A fantastic display of aircraft from several generations. Docents offer stories of legendary aircraft and the variety of aircraft is impressive. Don't rush your visit.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This museum has some of the most interesting and rare planes. They also have a great flight simulator. Volunteers man the museum and are very knowledgeable about the aircraft. Be sure to ask about their flight credentials. Very interesting people

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I recently stopped by the Virginia Aviation Museum on my day off, as I had never visited before, and was pleasantly surprised by the museum. It's a small museum that is well-maintained, and the airplanes on display were all beautiful. The volunteers were very friendly, and one of the volunteers led me around to different planes, describing the engines and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Very cool place for kids - lots of planes to see, including a SR-71. The museum has a nice little gift shop as well.

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Richmond
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A little museum near the Richmond Airport. Never crowded and interesting. Kids get to sit in planes and there are replicas and originals of the type of aircraft used in the early days of aviation in Virginia. If you are an enthusiast, you will love it. It only takes an hour or two to see everything and the docents there... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A clean, well-maintained museum right beside the Richmond Airport. Housed in a large climate-controlled hanger, this museum is home to many civil aviation aircraft, some of which are the sole survivors of their type. Warbirds range from a S.P.A.D. to the impressive Cold War-era SR71 Blackbird parked out front. Many well-designed scale model aircraft displays tell the story of WWII... More 

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