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Pima Air & Space Museum

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Address: 6000 East Valencia Road, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, AZ 85756
Phone Number: 520-574-0462
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Description: Be amazed at one of the world's largest aircraft collections: including 2...
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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Hooked up with 10:30 am docent tour. This is the way to see the planes and appreciate their history. In each hanger the docent talked in depth about the more significant planes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Hooked up with 10:30 am docent tour. This is the way to see the planes and appreciate their history. In each hanger the docent talked in depth about the more significant planes and their contribution to American history. After a quick lunch, we joined the 1:30 pm tram ride. It was very interesting but long. We jumped off at the... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

My family enjoyed this museum very much. We have visited both Smithsonian Air & Space Museums and I like this place better! I liked the fact that you could get up close to the aircraft, touch them & get a look inside some aircraft. The indoor exhibits are interesting. I also recommend talking to a docent if you have any... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Being ex Aviation in Au I had always had this on my wish list. I was thoroughly impressed by the guides. The staff and the incredible collection of Aircraft. AZ is such an amazing state to visit. This is a must do if you have the time in Tucson.

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Atlanta
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The morning of 04/09/15 we visited the Pima Air & Space Museum with our friends from Phoenix, none of us had ever been there. Comment on fee's and tours - there is a basic fee to get in which allows you access to the grounds and buildings. There is an adder to ride the tram around the ground exhibits and... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Absolutely wonderful. Take the tram tour then walk around. It took us about 4 hours and loved every minute. The space museum portion was less impressive and could use better lighting, it was very dark inside.

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Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Fantastic museum for any age, most of the planes are indoors so it's a good bad weather day trip. You can actually get inside many of the planes. Since it's in Pima, there are fields of Pima cotton nearby.

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Rimbey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The tram tour good. Don't take the bus tour of the boneyard planes,not worth it, hard to see the planes from the window,especially when on the other side of the bus,a tram tour would be a better idea here,guide was too detailed,info of the planes, explore on your own instead,

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Surprise, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

As a former USAF crew chief, I always enjoy seeing the types of old jets that I crewed while I was active member. Wife enjoyed the visit as well since she too are from USAF family where her father piloted a B-52, which she never realized how big it was. Great for anyone interested in aviation history, military or not.... More 

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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I love air shows so we decided to try this air museum. There are so many planes from different time frames and all different types of planes from NASA, the military, other countries planes and more! We decided to walk it and we were glad we did. We took our time to read the plaques below each... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

If you love airplanes, don't miss this when in Tucson. Tremendous variety of planes to see all the way from WWII to the superb SR-71. Do the boneyard bus tour! The WWII bomb wing buiding displays and info is very interesting. Docents are knowledgeable and helpful.

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