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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Saudi, Chantilly, VA 20151
703-572-4118
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Chantilly
Type: Museums, Specialty Museums, Science Museums
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Farmington, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Awed by Space craft”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

WE recently toured this free Air and Space museum and were awed by the number of aircraft displayed and the knowledge of the tour guides.The facility is spotless easily accessed and fun for all ages. Highly recomend this attraction located out of the crazy D.C. traffic.

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palm desert ca
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“Off we go”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

If you like old airplanes and spacecraft this is an interesting, huge, place. It didn't have enough elevators, but the McDonalds was good

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Alexandria, Virginia
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“Aviation history on a nutshell”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

No place in the world has a better collection of aviation memorabilia. It is amazing to see everything from the first "flying machines" to space capsules.

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Toronto
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“If you like planes... THIS is the place to be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

If you are staying in Washington, you'll need a car (50 Kms from the city) or, be ready for a looong trip using public transportation. It's located very close to the Dulles Intl. Airport. The Museum is FREE but If you arrive by car, parking costs $15.
Everything you imagine, it's here, war planes, old and new, including the "Discovery" and a real Concord. In the morning you'll find less people. If you get hungry, you'll find a huge McDonald on the 1st floor.

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Mississauga, Ontario
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“Fantastic Display of Air and Space”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

If you liked the Air and Space museum in Washington you'll love this one. Housed in a huge hanger beside Dulles airport it is a museum on a grand scale. If you are flying out of Dulles there is a shuttle which runs to the museum for $0.50/person. The museum has free lockers which will accommodate most medium sized suitcases. The shuttle Discovery, the Concorde, SR71 and a great assortment of way cool military planes and helicopters are just a small part of what's on display. There is a catwalk you take an elevator to so you can see the hanging planes at eye level or the planes on the floor from above. If the line-up isn't too long long try the jet fighter simulator. This is a great father/son topgun moment. Way out of Washington but well worth the trip.

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