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“Take advantage of the docents great knowledge” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA 20151
703-572-4118
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Chantilly
Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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“Take advantage of the docents great knowledge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

There is a great body of knowledge in this museum. All of the docents seem to be former service men and aeronautics specialists of one kind or another. We also enjoyed a presentation given by a photographer specialist on the Cuban Missile Crisis. Very nice.

Visited October 2012
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Fairfax, Virginia
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“A Field Trip Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

The visit to the National Air and Space Museum was during field trip with my work. I am a school teacher. We enjoyed our visit as it was a learning experience. I took many pictures in the museum.

Visited May 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“You Love it or You Don't”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I didn't. My husband does. I generally go along to keep peace in the family hoping for new exhibits. Kids run amok, sound bounces off the walls and frankly I've been many times and never saw a gee-whizzer

Visited May 2012
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“Great if you’re into static displays…..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Good way to kill a few hours…..basically it consists of a lot of static displays of historical aircraft (Enola Gay, Concord, Shuttle…etc)……There are a couple of ‘simulators’, but overall, if you’re going with children they are probably going to get bored……It’ is well worth visiting though…..

Visited October 2012
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Milford, Delaware
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“almost exclusively large aircraft”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

This facility houses the large aircraft aspect of the Air & Space Museum. As a result, you can't get very close to any of the exhibits. My husband and I enjoyed our visit very much for about 2.5 hours but after that it became "Oh, look! Another plane..." I would go back again, but would only plan to spend 2-2.5 hours

Visited September 2012
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