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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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Discovery of a lifetime”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I am a NASA fan, but this was the most wonderful experience, every kind of aircraft engine, and aircraft you can think of was here. From the Wright Brothers to solar gliders, of course the fabulous and awesome Space Shuttle Discovery, Apollo 11 the real capsule, you name it it is here. A Concorde, the Enola Gay, an old Boxcar, SR-71, the cockpit of a Goodyear Blimp.... the list goes on. Plan for a solid 5 -6 hours. If you read everything it will take you all day. It was 100's of planes, German, Russian, French, English I was mesmerized. They even have replicas of the first satellites. Then to top it all off there are four different movies in IMAX. This museum is worth the trip to find it by Dulles Airport. You can go up in the old tower and watch planes landing and taking off.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Increadible”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This the museum / attraction you must see to believe. It is a huge hangar like facility that has incredible aircraft in it. If you want to be feet from the Space shuttle Discovery, an SR-71, the Concorde, the Enola Gay, and many more historic aircraft, you need to go here. Take the 5A bus from Rosslyn or L’Enfant metro stations to Dulles and the shuttle from there to the museum. It will take about an hour 1 way on the bus. The museum will take 2 to 4 hours. See it.

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Venetia, Pennsylvania
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“Can't believe I spent the entire day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I was looking forward to seeing the space shuttle, but this place had so much more to offer. We got there before opening allowing us some undisturbed time looking at the shuttle and then took a free guided tour which ran about an hour and half with a very interesting, knowledgeable docent. We were so engrossed with the place that my wife and I both went to virtually every individual plane/exhibit (and there are a lot of them) and read about almost everyone. I did not expect to find it so interesting. Highly recommend if you're in the area.

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“This place is AMAZING”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I still can't believe this was free admission!! You pay 15 bucks for parking but it was more than worth it. If you love aircraft then this place is the holy grail. It has a Space Shuttle (Discovery), an SR71 Blackbird, Concorde, The Enola Gay and just about every plane you can imagine. It's all well laid out with easy access plus the walkways are at different heights allowing for some great views of the aircraft. They run iMax cinemas too showing movies about their aircraft and there is a viewing tower that allows you to see for miles around. I can't say enough good things about this place. You need to visit.

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“NICE!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This museum puts the one down town to shame. If you are any bit an airplane or space fan, it's worth the trip. The Museum is free, just the parking is $15. But worth every bit.

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