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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 291 things to do 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...
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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 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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Burnsville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

A must see when visiting Tucson be sure to take the tour, the guides are vets who actually flew the planes

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We took 2 guided walking tours and found the docant very knowledgeable. He was able to pass on all kinds of information about the airplanes and when they were flying. We spent over 3 hours here and enjoyed our time very much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

great tour, beautiful planes and experienced staff. The guided tour was very helpful and the guild was knowledgeable. The set up and design of the hangers made it easy to see the planes and know what you are looking at.

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TUCSON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is a place that I didn't particularly want to visit, but my brother really wanted to go. It was a really good experience. Perhaps helped by the fact that he had been a helicopter mechanic and therefore explained lots of things about the exhibits, but I would recommend it even without my brother!

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

A superb collection of historic aircraft for the enthusiast, but with much to keep the more casual visitor interested. Really good to see the rarer american types, but take sun screen etc as a lot of it is outside. Be sure to take the AAMAG (boneyard) tour, well worth the $7, but get there early to book your preferred tour... More 

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Albuquerque, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I only had 90 minutes to view this museum so I concentrated on the WWII bombers - B17, B24 and B29. There is an entire hanger (390th Memorial) dedicated to the B-17 alone. It has an interesting exhibit regarding the restoration of some aircraft recovered in the 1970s which were under 260' of ice in Greenland. Next time I will... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Hubby loved it. Be prepared to walk, it's a big place. Museum is nice. Docents are very knowledgeable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I'm not really into planes, so the information on the boneyard tour was quite a bit above my understanding. However, I did get an appreciation of the vast amount of types of planes. I had never thought about what happened to them once they were no longer in use. A good display; the boneyard tour was worthwhile. I wish there... More 

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Carol Stream, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Second visit - first visit last year was rushed, so we came back. You have to come during the week if you want to see the boneyard - a tour that takes you out among all of the military aircraft. Lots of information about the dismantling of certain aircraft as part of the agreement with the Russians.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The Pima A&S Museum is a great place to visit....the docents are very knowledgeable: I just cant take on THAT much information in one day...how do they do that. Planes from all eras, and planes of all types in a setting where you ARE there. This place sparks the imagination, reveals pieces of history, and makes you think of the... More 

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