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“Udvar-Hazy: Best of the Air & Space Museums” 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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Ranked #11 of 479 things to do in Washington DC
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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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Udvar-Hazy: Best of the Air & Space Museums”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

While the Air & Space Museum in DC is a great treat and a must do while in the city, take a little trip out to the Air & Space Museum at Dulles Airport for an unforgettable experience. We have been to this museum countless times at this point and it never gets old. Real fighter jets, the SR71, the Discovery Space Shuttle, the Enola Gay and the Concord are only a handful of impressive aircraft on display. You can also take an elevator ride up to the top of a flight control tower and watch planes take off and land on a clear day. I was lucky enough to also host an office holiday party here in December of 2012. What a venue! Highly recommended for adults and children alike. They also have a gift shop and McDonalds on site.

Visited December 2012
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“Great museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

My boyfriend is not a museum fan but he stepped inside the Air and Space Museum and his jaw dropped. He couldn't believe he was looking at the real thing - the Wright Bros plane, the Apollo rocket, the stealth planes, the drones. He wanted to watch every Imax film and we came back a second day.

Visited January 2013
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McHenry, Illinois
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“Very cool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This is one place I wish I spent more time at. I took the free hour and half tour that hits the highlights. The tour was good and our guide was very knowledgeable. I was under a time constraint otherwise I would have gone and seen the exhibits that the tour didn't cover as it only goes to a few. Most of the planes are the originals which is very cool. I would definitely recommend this museum.

Visited January 2013
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Robina, Australia
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“A truly Fun Space.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Take the free guided talk tour...we didn't know where to begin until then. Would have missed out on a lot of education and knowledge. Fun place for kids of all ages!

Visited January 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“You CAN"T go wrong here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Even if you never fly and don't think about spaceflight, this place is a treat for anyone. Don't miss it!
BUT, take a shuttle. parking is ridiculous!

Visited January 2013
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