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“Excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pima Air & Space Museum

Pima Air & Space Museum
6000 East Valencia Road, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, AZ 85756
520-574-0462
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Ranked #2 of 122 Attractions in Tucson
Type: Military Museums, Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Be amazed at one of the world's largest aircraft collections: including 2+ hangars of World War II planes, supersonic spyplanes, the world's smallest bi-plane, plus many other unique private, military and commercial air & spacecraft documenting the evolution of flight. Friendly docents augment your visit. Only Pima Air & Space offers the bus tour of the "Boneyard"/AMARG (M-F only, no holidays) plus offers its own tram tour of the museum's 80 acres of one-of-a kind planes daily (additional fees). You can actually touch "aviation history" including "Freedom One" (that flew the American 444-days-in-Iran hostages home), presidential crafts, planes that launched astronauts, delivered life-saving food/fuel, etc. and others with wingspans the length of a football field... Ogle helicopters, MiGs, an Oscar, a rare German buzz bomb, a moon rock and much more. 300 aircraft, 80 acres, 5 indoor air-cooled hangars. Just plane awesome!
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

Must do if you are into air & space. Make sure you take the tram ride, very informative. Could spend a full day here.

Visited January 2012
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“Deceptive from the Road”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

My husband is the airplane freak, I was just along for the ride. I was amazed when I walked outside. The scope of aircraft was incredible. You are able to get on some of the planes (an old Airforce 1 from JFK) others you can just see from the outside. The test craft and fighter prototypes dazzled us both. Certainly sheds light on some of the mystery lights in the sky from many years ago. Well worth the admission cost!

Visited June 2011
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“See the Blackbird up close”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

A must see for anyone that loves airplanes. Can walk through many planes. Inside has suff for kids.

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“Great aviation museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

There are a number of tours available including the "Boneyard" tour at Davis Monthan AFB near the museum. The Boneyard tour is well worth the price.

The tram tour will take you around the outdoor museum and is guided by very knowledgeable docents. We found this gave us a great deal of background when we walked the grounds later.

Hangers also have docents that are usually retired Air Force and they provide some great information on various aircraft.

There is a walking tour of some hangers that was well worth the price as well.

Food is available and cold drinks are available around the grounds.

Nice gift shop with some very interesting items and a good book selection.

Not to be missed on a visit to Tucson.

Visited April 2011
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“Wide open spaces...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

got a chance to step back in history, with all the airplanes this place has you get a real sense of what it was and how it is...

Visited July 2011
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