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Pima Air & Space Museum

6000 East Valencia Road, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, AZ 85756
520-574-0462
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Ranked #4 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Military 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... more » 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! « less
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Mortsel, Belgium
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

OK, after being in aviation for 25 years I may be a little biased. I stare at aircraft all day from my office window. But PIMA and the Boneyard are the most spectacular collection of birds you'll ever find, anywhere. I highly recommend the tram tour, where you enjoy the experienced comments of your tour guide. This is a must-see... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I was stationed here at Davis-Monthan AFB 17 years ago and at that time the Pima Air museum was just getting started. It had a fairly good size amount of airplanes out on static display outside where you can walk around and see them. I don't remember them having so many hangars as they do now. Now there are like... More

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

4 hangars, 300 planes and years of history. We saw planes up close that we had only seen in movies or books - the B-17, B-29 and a MIG, plus the actual "Blackbird". The exhibits were well arranged and had a lot of documentation and historical background as well as explanations. The staff and volunteers at the "390 Museum" ,... More

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Carthage, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Since my last visit in February 2000 they have opened a new,large indoor facility and a large snack bar. Now, for the important stuff: the aircraft, dozens and dozens. If you like airplanes, this just might be the largest museum collection in the country if not the whole world. Plan to spend at least 3 hours. Take the tram, you'll... More

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Museum has so many airplanes, both inside in several hangers and outside. Space exhibit was also very good. Really enjoyed talking with the people who worked there. They were knowledgeable, happy to answer questions and had great stories to relate. The bus tour of the military plane "boneyard" was interesting and amazing to see so many airplanes lined up in... More

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I'm a bit of an airplane junkie and have been to several aviation museums, including Smithsonian Air and Space on the mall, Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy, Intrepid, even the Kalamazoo Air Zoo, and this one is by far my favorite! There are three parts to the museum, all of which offer something different and unique. First are the inside exhibits with a... More

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Ocean City, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I have been to many museums of this type, including the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. Pima is one of the best museums I've visited. There is an astonishing variety of aircraft and most are in quite good condition given their age and time out of service. The restored aircraft in the hangars are very well done and displayed in... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went on a hot summer day as you need to be inside for a while. The Air Museum has a wonderful selection of aircraft right from the flight to Kitty Hawk to the F14's. It's also great to have such knowledgeable volunteers. A lot of them are ex-pilots - most retired but all willing to take you around. They start... More

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We took a trip to Tucson from Florence AZ to go see the Air &Space museum what nice drive. the Museum take awhile to get thru because there is so much to see. There is some interactive displays that the kids loved and also the big kids! Make sure you leave yourself enough time to get thru it all, there... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

While we are not huge aviation fans, we enjoyed our trip to to Pima Air & Space Museum. There are a lot of interesting aircraft inside with descriptions, and plenty more outside - but it's not overwhelming. You could spend anywhere from 2 to 5 hours there and get out of it just what you want. I really enjoyed the... More

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