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“Dullas Airport Air and Space Museum” 4 of 5 stars
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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Dullas Airport Air and Space Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

So that's where they moved the Enola Gay and the Discovery Space Shuttle. What a great venue for the collection of aircraft our country has preserved. The entry fee is free but parking is $15 a carload - still not a bad deal. The venue is accessible for everyone and with a tour starting every hour, you're sure to learn something new and be awed by the familiar.

Visited August 2013
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“Flying High at Udvar-Hazy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We first visited the National Air Museum: Udvar-Hazy Center, when it first opened. It was a jaw dropper then, it's even better now. Yes, all the big vehicles are here; Space Shuttle Discovery, The SR-71 Blackbird, the Concorde and the Enola Gay, all under one large roof. What we found most enjoyable is all the rest of this extensive collection; there are a number of planes in the aerobatic flight collection, I can't imagine flying in one of these tiny rockets! The early flight collection is also an eye opener. These planes are within touching distance (please don't touch though) and it is a wonder how anyone had enough courage to fly these things. For those who find the German wonder weapons from World War II compelling, there is a collection of these rare birds too. Since opening, the museum has also added a restoration hanger with an observation deck. You can spend hours in this museum, so plan accordingly. The museum is free, parking is 15 bucks. Public transportation is available from the Air and Space Museum in Washington DC. We've never done that route though. The only short coming of this museum is the inclusion of a McDonalds as the only eating venue. If you prefer not to go the fast food route, we would recommend planning your visit around your meal schedule. If you love all things that fly and you love history, this is a museum for you! Oh, if you need to visit the restrooms when you arrive, head for those further in the museum rather than the ones at the entrance, less crowded.

Visited August 2013
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“Best of the Best Air and Space Udvar-Hazy Ctr”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

From the Space Shuttle Discovery, to the Enola Gay, to the Blackbird this is hands down the best museum that I have visited. They have flight simulators and an IMAX.... Rent a car and take the drive but make sure that you give yourself time to see the entire museum and participate in the flight simulators.

The only thing missing is a tour bus or mass transit to get you and your family here. This is the best of the Smithsonian. The fixed wing aircraft and restoration area combined with the Space Craft and space craft memorabilia is something special.

Visited August 2013
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“Ready for take off”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

If you want to see the Space shuttle and space artefacts (like the helmet and glowes of N. Armstrong) go to this place and plan to stay al least 3-4 hours !

Visited November 2012
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“Phenomenal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Must see if you like airplanes and space. Space Shuttle, Concorde, SR-71 on display. No cost for entry, but $15 to park. Phenomenal value, and a great opportunity to see amazing aircraft.

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