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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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$39*
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Chantilly
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science museums, Specialty museums, Museums
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Reston, Virginia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“It'll knock your socks off”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Just to clarify: This is NOT to be confused with the Air and Space Museum in Downtown Washington, D.C. The Udvar-Hazy Center is located near Dulles Airport. Even those who are less than interested in air travel will find the wide-ranging assemblage of aircraft here downright splendid. Additionally, visitors can watch vintage planes being restored, can watch planes landing on the main runways at Dulles Airport, can watch IMAX movies and the list goes on.

Visited February 2015
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Herndon, Virginia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Bring A Lot of People With You”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Dislike, the $15 admission to park a car, yes you get to go to the museum, but would rather go with several people than myself or with one child.

Like, the last Space Shuttle to fly in space. We were able to see it fly over Dulles Airport on its final voyage, which was awesome. Also like the Concorde. Would be cool to be able to see inside some of the larger planes, but it's very interesting to see all of the different planes they have in there, and the space wing is really cool. Both of my kids enjoy going there.

The highlight, is going up in the tower and being able to watch the planes take off and land from Dulles.

Visited September 2014
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Athens, Georgia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“"Free" like most Smithsonian Museums, but parking is $15 a car :-)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Even with the parking fee, it was a great experience. Kids had a blast - especially the kid who had just learned about WWII. The Enola Gay was neat, plus the HUGE space shuttle. We only had a couple of hours, so we were in a rush, but next time (and there will be a next time) we'll stay longer!

Visited February 2015
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Vermont
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“So worth the trip.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is a great family destination. We saw relics from WWI, WWII, Space Shuttles, all sorts of memorabilia and more. We also saw a great aviation movie at the IMAX theatre (extra fee) and visited the 360 degree observation tower of Dulles Airport. My husband and I loved it (40s) for its history and relevance, kids (girls, ages 12 and 15) liked it.

Visited April 2014
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Marietta, Georgia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A must see when in DC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Amazing exhibits - lifesize and real aircraft, etc.. So special to see the actual planes, space travel, helicopters, etc.. Keeps everyone interested at any age. Large enough that crowds can visit without a problem.

Visited April 2014
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