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“The leftovers for Air & Space are still excellent” 4 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 12 Attractions in Chantilly
Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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“The leftovers for Air & Space are still excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

This is the spillover location for the collection of the Air & Space Museum. Highlights include a Boeing 707, a space shuttle, a Concorde, and lots of satellites. The collection does not include as many historical aircraft as the Mall location, but it is still an excellent museum. This place is huge, but very well organized. Don't miss the elevator to the tower which overlooks Dulles runways. The museum is free, but parking is not.

Visited July 2013
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“Huge warehouse of aircraft - for FREE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

Went here in August and had only about 1.5-2 hours to spend. I could have spent all day there. Some many great planes to see (SR-71, Enola Gay, Space Shuttle Discovery, etc). You can spend as much or as little time as you want from 1.5 hours to 4 hours especially if you read the placards about each exhibit. Worth a stop if you are in the Dulles area. Plus it's free!

Visited August 2013
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“Bring your own food if you can”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The museum is Great. I went with my son and brother both of whom are fans. TBH I was expecting to be bored as I am not into Air and Space but I wasn't. It is a fascinating place.

Took in a Movie - Hubble which was AMAZING. Well worth the few quid. The staff in the Movie theater, the welcome desk, the store and around were extremely friendly and professional.

The McDonald's (the only eating place there) is a total Disaster.
I was there on a weekday in Nov and the place was quite quiet but the line for food in McDs was Massive the service was extremely SLOW the floor in both the food preparation area and the eating area was FILTHY the staff were sullen and slow. The food was COLD but I didn't have the will or patience to return it. Also standing in the line for so long left me exhausted.

Visited November 2013
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Amazing place. So much history in one place. Great exhibition and good facilities. Discovery space shuttle is worth the trip

Visited November 2013
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“don t leave Washington without seeing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

if you think that you have seen ""the"" Air and Space museum Washington , you must have been at the mall where all the museums are ..........

Indeed a very nice museum but if you are into flying and want see the ""real things "" , don t mis this air and space museum near Dulles airport where history and present are exhibited in real things.

From blackbird to solar challenger , .from messerschmitt to mustang from first men fligt till the space shuttle.......and beyond.

FREE ENTRANCE however a 15 $ parking fee

Visited November 2013
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