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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Bye Bye Blackbird

Really neat and compact museum on the approach road to Richmond International Airport. The biggest attraction is the SR-71 Blackbird located at the front of the museum. There is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
FredL757
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Hampton, Virginia
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Hampton, Virginia
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137 reviews 137 reviews
33 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Really neat and compact museum on the approach road to Richmond International Airport. The biggest attraction is the SR-71 Blackbird located at the front of the museum. There is a modest charge for admission. Lots of docents are available so you can almost have a personal tour guide if you desire. It is worth the stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

I took my boys here this past Sunday and we had a blast! The young lady and older gentleman working up front at the entrance were so kind and polite. It was nice being able to share this experience with my children. All of the displays were very informative and made you feel like you traveled back in time to... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The main attraction for me coming was of course the sr-71. I have never seen one up close. It was certainly wonderful to see up in person. Even more respect for the plane, especially for the area it was built in. The rest of the museum was also nice to explore. Many things to check out and activities for kids... More 

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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177 reviews 177 reviews
53 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Handily located near Richmond Airport RIC the aviation museum is a wonderful spot to pass away db hour or more while waiting for a delayed arrival. The highlight has to be the once super secret Blackburd SR-71 and this model broke the Atlantic speed record east to west. The are very few of these skunk works amazing aircraft around so... More 

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Hialeah, Florida, United States
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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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126 reviews 126 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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183 reviews 183 reviews
69 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
229 helpful votes 229 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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