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“Truly worth visiting.” 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 #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!
Toronto, Canada
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“Truly worth visiting.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Lots to see, great selection of aircraft from the pacific theater and the boneyard is great.
A definite must.

Visited March 2012
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“A stunning collection of aircraft”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

This musuem is a real treat for aircraft fans, containing an incredibly broad cross-section of planes from all eras. The hangered planes all feature well-written explanations of the capabilities and history of the aircraft. There are a number of expert guides who are willing to provide further information.

My only criticism would be that the planes outside the hangars are not displayed in any logical order that I could derive and the map is somewhat confusing. They would benefit from culling and better organizing the outside display somewhat and adding better and more detailed descriptions for the outside aircraft.

My critique is a minor one- this is truly a wonderful place and quite reasonably priced.

Visited April 2012
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Tacoma, Washington
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“Very big museum, worth the trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

We took the guided tour with a great volunteer who was retired air force. He gave some great stories about the planes.

We really enjoyes the tour around the plane yard with our guide. He made it really fun and we learned a bunch! We will go again!

Visited July 2011
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Pittsburgh
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“Great Tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

If you like planes....you need to go here .... lots of history!

Visited April 2012
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Tucson
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“Outstanding airplane museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

What an amazing place -- a must-see for visitors and natives alike!

Visited April 2012
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