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“A lot of fun for kids!” 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!
Salt Lake City, Utah
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“A lot of fun for kids!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This is really a great place to take kids to see all the different airplanes and learn about airplane/jet history. Our kids really enjoyed it all and it was a talking point for a LONG time! You can even buy some astronaut ice cream. That was a hoot. This is a definite recommended must see stop!

Visited July 2012
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“Happy Husband!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

My husband planned this trip to PIMA for months, and he was not disappointed. Strolling through acres of planes and aviation history made him a happy camper. Thank goodness for cool spots to rest. I highly recommend the tram tour of the museum grounds. I lost my uncle in 1944 in France, so some of the exhibits had very special meaning to me. Sadly, we were unable to do the Boneyard tour, as the time just didn't allow for both. Next time!!

Visited June 2013
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“Inside and outside, bustour in the morning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This museum offers a roundtrip tour around the airplanes that are displayed outside. It's fully narrated by a guide that knows what he is talking about. The museum also offers trips to the boneyard but we were there on a Sunday and unfortunatelly that tour didn't go on Sundays !
So we took the first bustour on the outside terrain and started picture taking and wow were there a lot of planes and helicopters on display. Many of them are military, some civil and although we are not in to millitary at all we all found them very impressive. When the temperature got up, we were finished outside and stayed in the big hangar with airconditioning. The Stealth airplane was my favorite here. Other hangars showed planes from the second world war, Korean and Vietnam wars and there is a hangar dedicated to Spacetravels. In this hangar look in the back for the aerogel material, we found that very interesting, it's just a small piece of this big massive museum but we liked it. We found the personell very knowledgable, friendly and more than helpfull. They have walking tours with guides to offer in the various hangars, we didn't took the tour but if you're interested in a specific era it's a great way to get informed and questions answered. The restaurant in the museum is very good.....much better than any other museum restaurant !

Visited May 2013
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“And I thought Duxford was good!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

You really need a whole day to take on board all that they have got here. Not only have they got hangers with a variety of planes & helicopter's but they have a plane graveyard. The volunteers that are there just love to talk about the section they are looking after, they are wonderful.

The place is huge and do a bus tour around the graveyard.

Visited June 2013
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

Even if you are not an aviation buff, this is a great place to visit! The 1 hour tram tour is definitely worth the extra money. Our guide, Pete, was very pleasant, knowledgeable and added in just the right amount of humor. Especially enjoyed seeing JFK's plane, a plane used in the Berlin Lift and the Blackbird. It is definitely worth your money and time.

Visited June 2013
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