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“Beautiful Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560 (National Mall)
202-633-1000
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Washington DC in a Day Tour
Ranked #12 of 240 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: History museums, Science museums, Specialty museums, Museums
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer and Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
New York state
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“Beautiful Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

My college friends and I appreciated the free admission! We arrived somewhat late in the day and weren't able to see the shows or extra experiences, but the exhibits were beautiful and it was amazing to see such historic artifacts. In general, we did have difficulty finding parking for the trip to D.C.

Visited January 2013
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“Love the new simulators”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

The new attraction here is the full motion flight simulators on the west side of the building. These definitely add to the experience for adults and children. I also love the IMAX theater.

Visited November 2012
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“So much to see and so little time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

This is a spectacular and informative museum!! The exhibits are excellent. You get to view the history of flight with the actual planes from the beginning to the present planes and space craft

Visited August 2012
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“Huge museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

This museum is very big with tons of artifacts and displays. Even if you are not into air travel or space flight this place is worth the visit and best of all its free!

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“Flying high”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Given I am from a family of aeroplane and rocket lovers, visiting this museum was a no brainer and it certainly didn't disappoint. With numerous important planes and universe exploring vehicles, this place is a must see.

Visited January 2013
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