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“Awesome aviation museum!” 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 11 Attractions in Chantilly
Type: Museums, Specialty Museums, Science Museums
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Orlando, Florida
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“Awesome aviation museum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This museum is magnificent! It contains dozens of aircraft at three levels in a huge hangar-size building located adjacent to Dulles International Airport. They have it all-from hang gliders to the Concorde; from small rockets to space craft; from World War One bi-planes to the new F-35A attack aircraft. Admission is free, but there is a $15 parking fee. However, most nearby hotels offer free shuttles to the museum. Do not miss this if you are in the area.

Visited September 2013
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“One of the best aviation museums we've been to!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This was by far one of the best aviation museums we have visited!! Our family (5 people) found it amazing, we could have been there all day. I really liked the layout- the free flowing groups of planes and the openness of the space. Space shuttle Discovery was by far the best part. Our children ages from 4-13 were amazed with the whole museum. This one is a winner!
Highly recommended. Go at 4pm when parking is free, it will give you enough time to see everything, and it will cost you nothing. We loved it. This Air and Space museum was much better than the other one in Washington DC.

Visited July 2013
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“best museum ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Very nice museum!
get there early and run to the second floor where you can get free tickets to the planetarium, than you can get your way downstairs enjoying all the ships and aircrafts!
best part is the apollo space ships... it is amazing to see the real lunar module and the pictures thy took from the moon,

very good dor kids either!

Visited March 2013
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Melbourne, Florida
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“What a Discovery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The Air and Space museum now house the Space Shuttle Discovery! This was my second trip, and I have now seen two Shuttles here, the test Shuttle Enterprise back in 2009. The museum is free, but parking costs $15. TIP: Go after 4pm and there is no charge for parking. Museum is open till 5:30 which gave me sufficient time to see everything and visit the gift shop.

Visited September 2013
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Vevey, Switzerland
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“Certainly worth the journey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I visited the main Aerospace museum downtown yesterday, which I found interesting but dusty and somewhat passé. Not here! The collection is fabulous, well presented, the docents are very knowledgeable, and there is comfortable space to walk around the exhibits. There is no fee to enter, but there is one ($15) to park.

Visited September 2013
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