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Virginia Aviation Museum

5701 Huntsman Road, Richmond International Airport, Richmond, VA 23218
804 236 3622
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Ranked #32 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Type: Specialty Museums
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Williamsburg, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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163 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

All kinds of great airplanes to look at, and interesting information. Some good exhibits on the physics of flight and an interesting section on byrd's flights in Antarctica. not too taxing...a nice way to spend a hot afternoon in Richmond, and not at all expensive.

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Richmond, Virginia
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Visited over the 4th of July weekend with spouse. I guess I was disappointed because I went in with high expectations and comparisons to such museums like the Smithsonian's Air & Space Museum, the Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio, and the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida. This is not on par with those large collections. The obvious star... More

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