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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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Arrive early to see it all!

We arrived around 11:30am and wanted to take the bus tour of the "Boneyard" at the adjacent Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Turns out that the bus tour is REALLY popular so sign up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Tony V
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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We arrived around 11:30am and wanted to take the bus tour of the "Boneyard" at the adjacent Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Turns out that the bus tour is REALLY popular so sign up early if you can. At 11:30, we signed up for the 1:30 bus tour. If you are doing the bus tour, you will need to have a... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Time well spent. Enjoyed the condition of the aircraft and the signage. If you are interested in aviation history this is a must see. Didn't have time to take the tour to the "Bone Yard", but it's on the list next time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Great number of different aircraft. Many that you could enter to explore. Also enjoyed the "Boneyard" - huge number of planes that are stored in Arizona's dry heat for use in repairs. On site restaurant also good.

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Oakley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very wonderful time spending the day at The Pima Air Museum! Awesome collection of planes/jets history is presented in a excellent display! We'll Be BACK !!!

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

A friend that likes WWII history kept telling me that I had to see this museum. It is not entirely WWII history but an extensive history of flight from the Wright Brothers to the space program. I would recommend the trolley ride around the planes outside. Lots of info from the driver and worth every minute.

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Sun City West, Arizona
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful attraction for young and old. Quite a nice mixture of indoor and outdoor displays. The Flight Grill restaurant has excellent choices at fair prices. Ice cream good, too, after a walk in the very warm desert. There is so much to see and is almost overwhelming. Many places to sit and rest, both inside and out.... More 

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Washington DC
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We live in DC which has some of the best museums in the country. The Pima ranks right up there. The exhibits are beautiful, plentiful and very interesting. The staff knowledgeable and friendly. The restaurant reasonably priced and delicious.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This is a very interesting museum with lots to see. The bus tour to the boneyard was the highlight for us. So many airplanes. The docent guiding the tour was excellent and he was able to provide lots of information about all of the types of planes on our tour. Our next tour was the tram tour around the museum's... More 

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Tucson, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This should be an all day event for the whole family. My family spent this Sunday there with relatives who happened to be docents there and got the tour of a lifetime. Everything from experimental aircraft-(I liked the bumble bee) to the presidential airliners, as well as all manor of prop and jet planes some of which are still used... More 

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Museum js great fun and a good way to spend an our or so but unless you're really into planes I would give the bus tour a miss which really is quite dull. It's quite a long hike to get there so be sure you really want to see it.

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