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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 12 Attractions in Chantilly
Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Briabane
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“Amazing !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This would have to be one of the best air and space museums on the planet. You could easily spend a full day there, with interests one the entire family. Admission is free once you pay for parking $15.00, there are food facilities there as well. Very much recommended for anyone interested in aviation.

Visited May 2013
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“Space out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Take time to see one of the IMAX movies. Totally enjoyed all the displays. Very well put together for such large items to work with. It was a nice way to view aviation and space travel all through the years! Highly recommended for all ages. Take at least 3 hours, time to watch an IMAX as well.

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Melbourne, Australia
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“Don't miss!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The Space Shuttle Discovery is here in all it's glory. If this was the ONLY exhibit - I'd still mark it as excellent (it IS a space shuttle) - but there's so much more.

Every plane/flying vehicle imaginable is here. We took our two daughters (aged 9 and 11) and they had a great time as well. This museum is for EVERYONE - no matter your age or gender. Could not recommend more highly.

Visited April 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Fantastic Air Museum !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

This was one of my favorite musuems of all time, they had a great selection of airplanes, rockets etc on display, but most important have the space shuttle !! You can stand 5 feet away from the space shuttle discovery, you can see the re-entry marks on the nose and sides, it is great !! They have an actual SR71 blackbird on display and a conccorde !! Musuem is free !! parking is $15 but well worth it !!

Visited April 2013
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“For anyone into aircraft, this is the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Both the content and the display methods are fantastic here. The content is, for someone who has loved watching and reading about planes all his life, like having free rein and endless appetite in the world's best bakery. The Discovery space shuttle is a standout, but the entire history of flying is there, from the whimsical creation of Langley that never flew to the sinister shape of the Blackbird. Many of the aircraft are suspended in the air, and as you walk the second level of the museum you have planes above, below and next to you. Absolutely wonderful.

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