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“Old Home of The Angola Gay Plane for WWII” 4 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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“Old Home of The Angola Gay Plane for WWII”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

Nice Place to visit special for the one who like fly & planes all ages, most for war II, Viet-Nam , Korea, Golf Ward. need get there when they open because is a huge place, walk lot & for hours; need water & hat , sun lotion because at the end of day you will be very tan or burn.

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“Great for flight fanatics”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

The many planes get old really fast if you're not a plane enthusiast but is great for kids.

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“Best docents I've seen at an air museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

Seems like most of the docents are vets - talking with them was as interesting as the hardware they have. This is really an amazing, top flight collection.

Visited November 2011
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“A very large and nice facility”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

We spent all day between the museum and the tour of the bone yard. Our complaints include we used a discount book that was sold for local attractions. We would have both qualified for a discounted rate but when we wanted to use the buy one get one free coupon we were told we had to pay full price. This should have been specified on the discount coupon. Also ,take something with you to eat and return to your car when hungry, their food was not good at all and very ,very high priced. I got two chicken strips,a small amount of soggy fries and a drink for just under $10. No refills on the drink even.I thought when we showed up at the gate the volunteers were also arriving and each one carried a cooler for lunch. That should have been a clue.
The facility is great even with those problems,the place is well staffed and very clean,many war veterans on hand to answer questions and tell stories. It will take all day to do it right,maybe two days.

Visited February 2012
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“Love going here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

Have been here countless times and have loved it every time....if you have any interest at all in military air history and want to see a variety of planes (in various states of restoration or decay) this place is a must for you.

Visited March 2011
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