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“For history buffs and lovers of military planes l” 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!
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“For history buffs and lovers of military planes l”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Veterans, history buffs and lovers of military planes will enjoy this! Over 300 planes on display. They give tours or you can explore on your own. Very well done space display as is the SR 71. They have different buildings for WW II pacific and European theaters displays and they are impressive!

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“Very interesting site, even for non-pilots”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Lots of aircraft for the flying buff to drool over. For the non-pilots, I highly recommend the guided tours. Our guide was full of non-technical (as well as technical) information about the crafts and was able to bring a lot of history and humor into stories about the planes and the people who flew them. I would return, even though I am not a pilot - and of course my husband wants to live there!

Visited January 2014
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“Walk and ride through aviation history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

You can go through the indoor exhibits on your own or join a walking tour led by a knowledgeable guide. The museum is huge. It has 80 acres of airplanes. Recommend the tram tour to visit the outdoor exhibits. You can walk, but hot & dusty. Tram provides some cover and has a very knowledgeable ex fighter jock providing info on all the aircraft exhibits. Also can visit an joining boneyard, a repository of hundreds of retired aircraft. There is a bus tour from the Pima A&S. Wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Also, they have a good snack bar/sandwich shop.

Visited October 2013
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“If you love planes, this is it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Very large collection of planes with a rich history. There are tours available or you can choose to walk on your own. Easily be able to spend a couple of hours here. Many of the personnel working are retired military with great stories to tell. We sure enjoyed the visit!

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“If you love history, aircraft, or both, this is a Great Place to Visit.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This museum is large and will take you most of a day to visit. We arrived late, around 2 PM, and felt that we could not do it justice. There is an optional tram ride available around the grounds. Take it-- it's $7 and worth it. Our Docent and driver knew his stuff and showed us all kinds of aircraft that we would not have known anything about if we had walked. Plus, it is hot and dusty to walk the yard.

There are several buildings containing aircraft as well beside the main museum. We were able to visit the B-17 and Hangar #3, which contains a German Bizz bomb worth seeing. The piece de resistance for me was the SR-71 BlackBird in the main building. Then, we had to leave as the museum was closing. So-- get there early.

Visited January 2014
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