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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 11 Attractions in Chantilly
Type: Museums, Specialty Museums, Science Museums
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Simply Incredible.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

This place is simply huge, with an amazing collection of aviation and space relics. An SR-71, the Enola Gay, Space Shuttle Discovery, Boeing's 367-80 (the prototype/predecessor to the 707), an Air France Concorde... just their ability to wedge everything in here is impressive. There is an interesting display of a number of piston and jet engines as well, some in cutaway views. The observation tower has a nice view of Dulles. Be warned that while the museum is free, parking is $15, and they'll probably get some more money out of you at the gift shop. I'm a sucker for a bookstore, and they have some obscure titles and topics.

Visited November 2012
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“Informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We liked being able to see all the different planes - commercial, military, entertainment - from different eras. It's big, so plan your route.

Visited September 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Visit with kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Impressive!
A Lot to see and read.
Kids will definatly enjoy the museum.
However, the cafeteria is limited to two options.

Visited October 2012
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Dream trip for a space addict!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Approaching the end of an Aerospace Engineering degree, visiting this place was a dream come true as the only chance to see a real space shuttle close by, not to mentn the blackbird used e transformers 2 film!
While a quite detour it was amazing, and it is worth it whether your a kid or a grown up!

Visited December 2011
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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“fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

very well set out , guides did a brilliant job, very well trained,
sorry there was no spitfire!! but everything else.

Visited August 2012
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