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Virginia Aviation Museum

Address: 5701 Huntsman Road, Richmond International Airport, Richmond, VA 23218
Phone Number: 804 236 3622
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Ranked #23 of 87 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Hialeah, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It's a see location if you are coming to virginia that you have to see!! Its free for military and you learn a lot about aviation!! super cool location!!

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Arlington, Virginia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The Virginia Aviation Museum is located at the Richmond International Airport. You pass the Museum as you go to the passenger terminal. Outside is a record breaking SR-71A, F-14D and A-7D. Inside are more than 38 military and civilian aircraft. This museum chronicles Virginia's aviation history.

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Virginia Beach
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I fully expected this to not be very good. Walked in, saw the planes thru the gift shop/admission and both my father and I were on the fence because it was like "eh". We had nothing else going on and really wanted to see the SR-71 out front, so we paid the admission fee. WOW, am I glad we did.... More 

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Mountainside, New Jersey
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171 reviews 171 reviews
69 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a great museum. Outside are 2 current jet planes. Inside are older planes you can learn about and even sit in one. The placards are interesting and not too lengthy. The gift shop offers some inexpensive toys. There is even a balcony where Mom can sit and read while the kids continue to explore. It is not an... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This aviation museum features a nice collection of small aircraft inside and outdoors. An observation deck inside lets you see the hanging aircraft and also features Kitty Hawk and Wright Brothers information. Hands on displays help kids understand airflow and flight as well as engines and pistons. No cafe but picnic tables are available outside. Reasonably priced entry and small... More 

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London, England
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332 reviews 332 reviews
163 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a good aviation museum with plenty of varying types of aircraft to see and I was particularly impressed with the hands-on section which demonstrates how an aircraft works.

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South Carolina
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87 reviews 87 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The host was excellent and very personable. The documentation at the displays was excellent. A great part of the museum was an educational hands on set of experiments to illustrate Bernoulli's principle about pressure and how it affected lift, and many other do and learn experiments. Newer planes were among the older, rarer, and obscure with engines of many types... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I took my dad, because I thought he'd like it since he was in the Army Air Corps in WW2 … he loved it, and I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it too! It has over 30 historic planes, including three that Charles Lindburgh flew, and a Medevac Huey - it's very interesting to see how the stretchers... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Small but nice museum. Impressive collection of pre-WW2 aircraft and best model and diorama displays I've ever seen, worth your time :-)

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Ashland, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The museum is located by the airport. It had several displays that were interactive (they could be touched, played with or sat in). A lot of attention was put into this collection, which had both private and military planes, and also included artifacts, posters, antiques and memorabilia from each time period. It was well done and worth the visit.

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