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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 176 attractions in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The 3rd biggest collection of Airplanes in the United States. Very nice people working there that are very informative and excited to tell you stories about each plane. Will go back!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

we have visited the mission about 10 times and everytime we see something we had not seen before. very small, but intricate detail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a great place! I have never seen so many aircraft all in one place. For an aircraft engineer it was heaven, could have spent another day there at least. Highly recommended.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

If you love airplanes this is the place to go. Once you've visited though, there is little reason to return. Some will find it nostalgic.

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Oro Valley, Arizona, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is at least a half day experience. We took the tram... It was well worth the small fee. The volunteers are wonderful....many actually flew the planes and have wonderful story's to share. It is interactive... A great place for adults....and kids....especially teens. It is a great tribute to our veterans. Thanks.

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One of the largest collections of airplanes in the country. The displays are well conceived and effective. The kids love the interactive displays and visitors can get up close to every plane. Planes are displayed both indoors and outdoors and children especially love the space displays.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Wonderful museum with WWI, II planes and great air exhibits. Lots of the docents are men who flew some of these planes during WWII so that makes it extra interesting. Good for teens, adults but small children may not be as excited.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

When he was about 3-6 my son would just love to stop by the air museum to hang out in the children's area. There is an old cockpit with all the switches little pilots could want, and no beeping for mom! One time they had the planes open and let the kids sit in the cockpits of a couple fighter... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Plan at least half a day to view the best parts of the Pima Air and Space museum. The aircraft are very well maintained and quite accessible to viewing. The grill is decent if you want to stay and eat to extend your day.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Took an old RAF friend and a US Airforce friend (who had served in England) to see it. My family and theirs were absolutely enthralled with the Pima Air Museum - it sings! You also can ask the Docents anything you want and you will get an answer or they will find someone who can answer. There is SO MUCH... More

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