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“Pima and Boneyard.” 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 #3 of 268 things to do in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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“Pima and Boneyard.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

We really enjoyed this visit as there is something for everyone. The coach trip round the boneyard was a worthwhile extra. Go early and do the outside areas of the museum first while it is cooler and quieter. Save the boneyard coach trip and inside the museum to get out of the heat in the middle of the day!

Visited April 2012
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“Fantastic sights of airplane history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Great shots of vintage planes and jets. The photo opportunities were very, very special.

Visited March 2012
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“A must for any aviation enthusiast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Interesting mix of military and commercial airliners with many of them in immaculate conditions. A must for any aviation enthusiast! The exhibition is complemented by good facilities and commentary from US veterans.

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“A Pilot's Dream”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

I gave this a very good rating, but my husband would say it was excellent. We arrived a little before 10am and booked the 10am open-air tram that took us to the planes exhibited outside. It went very slowly, so you could get good pictures and hear the explanation of the guide. That took about an hour and 10 min. After that we jumped in on a guided tour through 2 of the buildings. Our guide was well read on WW2 and gave us lots of little interesting anecdotes. In the afternoon we took the air-conditioned bus across the street to the Boneyard. Everyone was very friendly and willing to answer questions. They have a restaurant there, with items priced from $5-$12. I saw a sign saying no outside food or drinks permitted, so don't plan on bringing a picnic lunch and eating it inside. You'd have to eat it in the car. All in all, a nice day.

Visited April 2012
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“Some indoor and mostly outdoor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

I've always been interested in aircraft and seen some aircraft I've never seen before. The hosts are really interesting to talk too (especially the Korea veterans). We visited first thing and even then the Sun was doing its best to burn my fair skin! If you're going to outside, make sure you take some skin protection. The space hangar was a bit random and to be honest disappointing, but the Pacific WWII Aircraft were excellently exhibited . The staff really have pride in what they presented and have achieved here. Good show...

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