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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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Gilbert, Arizona
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Today was our fourth trip to this museum. It has been several years since our last visit here and what a pleasant surprise ! So many additions they have made. We took two tours. One around the museum grounds and the second was to what is called the 'Bone Yard'. So very, very interesting. After 5 1/2 hours that passed... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit. The tram ride provides insights into the planes that you will not have if you simply walk and read the signs. The tram tour guide was entertaining and informative. He spoke about the Berlin airlift and that one of the pilots lives near by. I wish I would have had the opportunity to meet him... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The museum is amazing. We had no idea how many different planes to see including a Stealth. They do give discounts for AAA, Seniors and Military. There is also a little shuttle if you want a ride around the outdoors to see the planes for an extra fee. But we chose to walk and get up close to all the... More

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12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

If you like airplanes you will love this place. Staff very knowledgeable and friendly. Boneyard tour fun and interesting. Loved that there were water fountains everywhere and sunscreen dispensers in the restrooms. Restaurant food mediocre and very greasy.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Not far out, and lots of parking!! The museum is fantastic. The collection on the history of air travel is unique. Airplanes of every sort, passenger, military, and anything you can think of. There are some in hangars, with good descriptions nearby. But, most of them are parked out in the open, where the dry desert air does not destroy... More

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High Springs, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This museum is huge, and there are so many planes here. Have plenty of time when going here, so you're not rushed and can see it all. For an extra fee we took a tour of the airplane graveyard. It was very nice with a retired pilot narrator. So many planes at the museum and the graveyard, and a nice... More

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angeles City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The main purpose of my visit to Tuscon was to visit the AMARG boneyard. The museum was first and we spent the whole day at both. There is an impressive collection of planes at the museum. A must visit for aviation enthusiasts. The trip around the boneyard was great. Very informative guide. All in all a very enjoyable day out.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My kids (ages 5, 7, 8) enjoyed matching the Disney planes with the actual planes on display at the museum. The museum gives the kids a handout with the Disney and actual pictures and the kids can hunt for them in various hangars. (The map tells you which hangar each plane is in; so they are not difficult to find.)... More

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phoenix, az
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

got to go here since it was MY birthday and i got to pick a "guy" thing. even though it was our second trip in two years, i never can get enough. i have always been intrigued with aircraft, especially military varieties, and this will not disappoint. last summer i visited both smithsonians back east and although this isn't quite... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This has to be one of the largest collection of well preserved historic aircraft. The dry desert air prevents the metal from corroding and the vast open space allow for plenty of aircraft to be stored in the open. Be mindful though, a large portion of the collection is out in the open and it can get quite hot so... More

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