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“MUST SEE FOR AVIATION FANS” 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 9 attractions in Chantilly
Type: Museums, Specialty Museums, Science Museums
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“MUST SEE FOR AVIATION FANS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

It has been a goal for me to visit this museum. Being an aviation geek, this was paradise for me.

Really enjoyed my time at the Udvar-Hazy center. This is a must visit for those who are in the aviation industry, and those who have a keen interest to learn more about aviation.

LOVE THIS PLACE.

Visited November 2012
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“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Plane and space geeks will love this place. The number of planes they have there is incredible and diverse and there are some pretty historic vehicles there.

Obviously the star attraction is Discovery and it doesn't disappoint. The whole section on space is very well done and full of great artefacts.

I didn't take a tour, but the snippets I heard from them as I went round gave me the impression that the guides have a great knowledge of all the planes and items in the museum.

It's not the easiest place to get to from DC, but it's worth a trip out there.

Visited November 2012
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“Well Worth It”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

This has a few things that the Air & Space Museum in downtown DC, such as Space Shuttle & SR-71A Blackbird. Lots of other interesting planes & rockets to see as well. Just don't go on the 3D ride to the space lab as it's really hokey & seems like a bad 20-year old video game.

Visited October 2012
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“If you love aviation...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

It is a great museum to see some of the most amazing airplanes and the space shuttle. For me it's worth the visit, but only if you really like it, or else it is a bit far to go from downtown DC.

Visited October 2012
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“Visit the Discovery shuttle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

This is a must visit for all space and flight enthusiasts. To be able to actually see the original Discovery shuttle is an experience in itself. The observation tower is another interesting spot to have a nice of the plane take offs and landings.

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