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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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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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So many Planes so little time!

The tram ride was the best part. The driver and tour guide was so wonderful...his knowledge of the planes and their history was just amazing. Wonderful stories and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tram ride was the best part. The driver and tour guide was so wonderful...his knowledge of the planes and their history was just amazing. Wonderful stories and exhibits...many hands on. A great way to spend the day.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great museum for US military aircraft enthusiasts. There are 4 major buildings and a large outdoor yard full of every imaginable type of plane and helicopter. Volunteers are mostly ex-military and full of good information and personal stories. The tram is a good way to see the outdoor display as there is information provided for virtually all... More 

Thank FrequentTripster
North Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

took both tours - of the museum collection as well as a bus tour of the 'boneyard' on the air force grounds. lots of airplanes, but the guide was good at explaining the significance of various planes. ate at the on-site restaurant - it was acceptable, not great.

Thank johnelrog
St Louis, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For those aviation and history lovers, this is the place to go. I am not either and found myself totally immersed in all of it. The chance to walk around and see the planes and helicopters, simulators and space modules up close and personal was inspiring. The wonderful, friendly and informative volunteers were all around and so willing to answer... More 

2 Thank Susan L
Danville, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the Pima Air & Space Museum on our last trip to Tucson. I have to say it was worth a morning of our time. It was interesting to see all of the older military and civilian planes. We took the tram tour, which I would recommend as our guide told many interesting stories about many of the planes.

1 Thank chilipepper54
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was awesome!! So many planes with an awesome history behind them. It is great for all ages. My grand-children were very excited to be there. They really enjoyed it.

2 Thank josie g
Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a very relaxing outing. I would recommend that you take the tram tour, as they give you a lot of information. All the volunteers I encountered were previously been military pilots, mechanics or enthusiast. A lot of great information above and beyond any normal museum.

1 Thank Carol K
Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting if you enjoy history and aviation. We took our family with younger children, but there were not enough child friendly activities for them to stay entertained. They do have a couple of things kids can play on, but not nearly enough to hold their interest. Overall it was a good one time visit, but no requests to go back.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited a while back and highly enjoyed the place. Our son who was around 2 at the time really had a lot of fun. The staff was great and we're very fridnly. I would recommend stopping by for a visit!

1 Thank Ashley P
Shelby Township, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent a few hours wandering through the many different airplanes and helicopters. If you choose to walk be aware that it is listed at around 2 1/2 miles but if you actually get up close to all of the displays it is really much longer. A better option is to pay the extra money and take the guided tram tour.

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