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“Impressive collection of planes and more” 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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“Impressive collection of planes and more”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

An true aviation enthusiast would get the most out of this museum. Not being one, I was a bit overwhelmed, but by fortunate timing, I ended up joining an indoor walking tour led by an excellent guide who made my visit really enjoyable. My guide was a retired Air Force pilot and he was friendly, really knowledgeable, and led a great hour-long tour. Most of the other visitors on the tour were military retirees and spouses and they were clearly enjoying the tour too. It would be possible to spend the better part of a day here looking at the vast collection, or an enjoyable hour or two also. There is a tram tour available to view the planes stores outdoors, or you are welcome to walk around among them.

Visited January 2014
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“History at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Even if you are not an airplane fancier, this museum has fantastic exhibits of aviation history. Allow yourself at least 4 hours. The tram is a better means to view the exhibits than walking through the exhibit area.

Visited June 2013
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“Pima Air & Space Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The museum was very interesting and our tour guide was
quite knowledgeable. I could have listened to him for another
hour. Even the workers in the gift shop were helpful and friendly.

Visited January 2014
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Las Vegas, United States
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“Best Air Museum Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This museum is huge. It has 80 acres of airplanes. Be sure to take the tram tour. Don't miss the SR-71 spy plane and be sure to listen to the docent's explanation of how it was made. Fascinating.

Visited January 2014
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Must see museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Anyone visiting Tucson must see the pima Air & Space Museum. What a phenomenal collection!! Be sure to allocate at least one full day or two half days to your visit of the museum and make sure you go on the AMARG Tour and the Tram Tours (about 1.5 hours each). The narrator's knowledge of the history of each aircraft is exceptional and the cost is nominal.

Visited January 2014
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