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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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I'm a huge aviation buff and travel the world for air shows and aviation events. My trip into Tucson was entirely for visiting Pima and I am so glad that I did. By far this is one of the five best air and space museums on the PLANET. You have full access to walk around, touch, experience hundreds of aircraft.... More

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Really loved this place, never seen such a vast amount of aircraft in my life. Also did the boneyard tour which was great, although it did rain for the last ten minutes. I really cannot fault this place at all, even the lunch was really nice. I think it is really important to point out that the guides dotted around... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Second visit to this museum and enjoyed it as much as the first. Just love walking around all the outside exhibits and being able walk around and under so many aircraft. The inside exhibits are just as good with up close and personal contact with the displays. Our son especially enjoyed walking around and under the B52; you don’t get... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My husband is the real aviation buff so I humored him and tagged along to the Pima Air & Space Museum. What a great surprise to me that it is So interesting and so well done. Beside the planes housed inside the museum, you can also walk around those outside. They also have a tour of the "graveyard" for old... More

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Kempner, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The museum is a terrific way to spend a day for any and all aviation and/or history lovers, and especially awesome for kids. I like the way that the displays were laid out by time period (WWII Pacific display in one hangar, early days in another, etc.). The volunteers that work the floor are so full of knowledge and obviously... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was an amazing place. So many planes and you can touch them look inside them very hands on. Extremely clean and well set out. There is something here for all of the family.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Most visitors to Tucson head straight for the aircraft "boneyard" but to get there you need to book at the Pima Air and Space museum.....I guarantee you'll look no further. Rather than stare at hundreds of the same type of aircraft mothballed in never-ending lines, skip the boneyard and pay the 20 bucks a head for the full tour of... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I loved this museum! There is a huge variety of planes that you just can't see anywhere else. There is a tram tour or you can do the self guided tour. The self guided tour lets you see more and with your phone and a QR scanner app you can read the history of each individual plane. As much as... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

So many planes, so much to see and it so hot in summer. Well worth a visits but be sure to take enough water as it's all you can take through the hangers. There are some very unusual planes there Just try to go when it's not too hot. Note that tours of the airplane graveyard only take place mon-fri

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This place is amazing. There is so much to see. I was hesitant about booking a bus tour for 2pm when I had arrived at 11am, thinking, what will I do with all that time? In the end I left at 5pm....the only other place where this has happened to me was Pearl Harbor. There are a number of hangars... More

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