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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 #26 of 81 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Virginia Beach
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
69 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
216 helpful votes 216 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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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Richmond, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I've flown in and out of Richmond International Airport many, many times and often wanted to stop at this museum because of the SR-71 and F-14 out in front. Today I finally did, thanks in large part to a local deal that got us four tickets at half price. I'm glad I only paid $13. Any more and I would... More

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North Garden, Virginia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I've been to several aviation museums in the U.S. and the Virginia Aviation Museum is one of the better small ones I've visited. It's not the Udvar-Hazy National Air & Space Museum but it's also not an all day affair. Good place for parents with kids that have some interest in aviation or adults that what to spend some time... More

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