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“Amazing for a pilot” 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 #15 of 234 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.
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Augusta, Georgia
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“Amazing for a pilot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

This place it a pilots playground. This was the first time I visited the museum since I became a pilot and I was able to respect it that much more. I spent 4 hours in there and felt like I rushed through. (My wife was getting bored). It was quite busy on the Saturday I visited so a weekday would probably be a better to go.

Visited May 2013
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“Excellent presentations.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Well themed throughout, and in most cases well presented. Scourge of all museums - too much in too small a space and difficult to photograph some items, but would say this is one of the better ones. Would class as a 'must visit'.

Visited May 2013
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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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“Worth the crowds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

When we approached there was a line around the building and we almost skipped it, but I'm so glad we didn't. The line moved very fast and it was worth the wait. The museum is very spacious so it wasn't too crowded inside. I am not a huge astronaut buff but I still found this to be a very unique experience. Great for families, can't beat the price. I would go early or wait until the afternoon. Picnic on the mall lawn for a great experience.

Visited July 2012
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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“Amazing history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Lots of history of all kinds for all ages. From the Wright brothers to Amelia Earhart, the Spirit of St. Louis and much more. Great place to see.

Visited May 2013
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“Could Easily Spend a Day Here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Great setup and airplanes. Would recommend as the BEST THING in the Smithsonian. I especially liked the hanging aircraft and the ability to walk into certain planes.

Visited May 2013
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