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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 13 things to do in Chantilly
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Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
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“Must-see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Two words: space shuttle. This alone should be motivating enough to bring a visit to the museum. If that's not enough, the museum also houses a Concorde, an SR-71 Blackbird and various historic planes (Wright brothers, WW2, ...).

Visited February 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

On a Monday in February is a fabulous time, but any day in any season is a great time to visit this amazing museum! There were very few people when we were there, so we were able to get all the pictures we wanted of the over 200 aircraft and space objects along with the star attraction which is the Space Shuttle "Discovery". Admission is free; however, parking is $15. Some airport hotels offer free shuttles, but you can get a Virginia Regional Transit bus from the airport for 50 cents. Free tours are offered (see the schedule at the tour desk behind the SR-71 Blackbird). There is an IMAX theater and a viewing tower with great views of airplanes coming in at Dulles Airport. There is also a McDonalds in the museum if you get hungry. Be sure to look for the Restoration Hangar overlook as well. We spent about 3 hrs. at the museum, but you could get through much faster if you planned your visit ahead of time. The museum's website offers a lot of great information and maps for self-guided tours. http://airandspace.si.edu/museum/udvarhazy/

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Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Took a short car ride down the highway 28 to the Air and space. I had to see the Discovery Shuttle
It is free to get in but $15 to park and worth every penny. As it is winter the place was empty ( a plus for me )the whole place is well laid out and there are more than enough people to ask questions to, in fact they do free guided tours .The Shuttle ( my main reason for going ) is just amazing and a whole lot bigger than It looks on the TV. The gift shop sell fascinating stuff at reasonable prices and next door the food is not to bad at all.Worth the visit yes, yes ,yes ,.in spades yes

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Manassas, Virginia
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“Enola Gay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

if you have any interest in the history of airflight, this is the place to be - engines from the beginning designs, model planes, and the Enola Gay are all here. My only complaint is the cost of parking went up to $15 and you now have to pay to park after 4pm to go to the IMAX theater, which has some great movies. There are some interactive displays kids from 5 on up would enjoy, but kids under 8-10 age range may be bored after about an hour, so hit the important displays instead of every display.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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“WOW!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Most people see the Air and Space Museum on the Mall.
Flying geeks have to see the massive museum by Dulles Airport.
They have a FULL-SIZED Concorde plane inside the museum - really, a huge hanger where you see zillions of planes from all eras. From the Concorde to helicopters to ultralights - they are all here.

You know who you are - if you are reading this review you have to visit this attraction.

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