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Pima Air & Space Museum

Address: 6000 East Valencia Road, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, AZ 85756
Phone Number: 520-574-0462
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Ranked #3 of 162 Attractions in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Be amazed at one of the world's largest aircraft collections: including 2+ hangars of World War II...
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Type: Military Museums, Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Be amazed at one of the world's largest aircraft collections: including 2+ hangars of World War II planes, supersonic spyplanes, the world's smallest bi-plane, plus many other unique private, military and commercial air & spacecraft documenting the evolution of flight. Friendly docents augment your visit. Only Pima Air & Space offers the bus tour of the "Boneyard"/AMARG (M-F only, no holidays) plus offers its own tram tour of the museum's 80 acres of one-of-a kind planes daily (additional fees). You can actually touch "aviation history" including "Freedom One" (that flew the American 444-days-in-Iran hostages home), presidential crafts, planes that launched astronauts, delivered life-saving food/fuel, etc. and others with wingspans the length of a football field... Ogle helicopters, MiGs, an Oscar, a rare German buzz bomb, a moon rock and much more. 300 aircraft, 80 acres, 5 indoor air-cooled hangars. Just plane awesome!

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Sahuarita, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

If you like aviation, this is a can't miss attraction, with well presented museum pieces and live aircraft from SR-22 to B-17 and lots in between. A great place to take kids - something for everyone.

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Yuba City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The museum has several large buildings housing many, many military air vehicles. Also, a lot of planes were housed outside of the buildings, some being too large for the structures there. Plan on spending several hours at the least, more if you read all the plaques. There is a tour where you can ride a tram if your legs can't... More 

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Quincy, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Thought we would spend maybe an hour. We stayed for most of the day. Lots to see. Went on tour to mothballed planes on base. You have to see in person to take in how large this area is. Unbelievable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

If you are even remotely interested or intrigued by aircraft or space travel or military then you should stop here. Museum is very well run with volunteers everywhere to give you their vast knowledge on these many many aircraft here. We took both the tram tour and the Armag tour ( boneyard), both were well worth the reasonable fee. Facility... More 

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Layton, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

There is a lot to see here. There are four hangers, outdoor planes, and two tours. If you are interested in aircraft, arrive when the museum opens and you might be able to see everything before closing time. Don't miss the boneyard tour to see where your hard earned tax dollars are spent by our military.

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Poway, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I worked in defense aerospace for 35 years, mostly on aircraft, concluding with the unmanned RQ-4 and MQ-4 Global Hawk. The museum works with the AMARG facility at adjacent Davis Monthan Air Force Base and gets an example of each airplane as it is retired from service. There are old airliners and planes dating back to before WWII. The facility... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We really wanted to get tickets for the airplane boneyard but procrastinated and it sold out. So we got tickets for just the museum which includes the outside area. That was the best part. The planes were amazing (there were loads of them) and our day couldn't have been more lovely. Even if you aren't an avid aviation person you'll... More 

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North East, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

What an amazing collection of vintage aircraft: From President Eisenhower's Columbine to the SR70 Blackbird spy plane and a whole lot more. The climate of this area protects these aircraft and enables the visitor to access many of them. Unique at this Museum, is the fact that all of the guides are former US Air Force Retirees. for those seeking... More 

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Adelaide
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I've always wanted to visit this place, and it was my prime reason to visit Tucson on this trip. They have an extensive collection of aircraft and it needs a whole day to do see everything there is. TIP: Don't bother with the tram - do the walk around.

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Wasco, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I really liked the Boneyard Tour the best...acres and acres and thousands of planes in the desert. But the museum was great, too. And the docents were amazing to listen to...so much history.

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