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National Air and Space Museum

6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-633-2214
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The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer and Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
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+1 202-633-2214
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Reviewed yesterday

We went there on a day when admission was free so it was very very crowded (don't recommenced you visit on a crowded day) but extremely intresting for fans of flying and air space.

Thank Lulu C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was blown away! So many amazing exhibits, aircraft, missiles,space pods- Oh my! Didn't get to do the IMAX, got plenty of pics, hat, shirt

Thank Rusty P
Reviewed yesterday

Lots to see, but crazy crowded. Really good for kids, and very educational for them, but for me, not so much.

Thank ColonialQuarter-GM
Reviewed yesterday

Great historical perspective of our country's air and space history. Many of the exhibits are truly one of a kind.

Thank velosteve1
Reviewed yesterday

This was my fifth visit and I still found displays that I had not explored before. Definitely allow yourself at least three hours to explore everything in the museum. There are exhibits for war buffs, space geeks, and future aerospace engineers. However, several of the...More

Thank DuncanMc5
Reviewed yesterday

Its like dream come true when you visit the Air and Space Museum. You can explore everything from Air Crafts to Space ships.

Thank Mohanlalbengoli
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went and saw this 13 yrs ago and a lot of the things to see look the exact same as it was back then. I feel they need to really change it up as it was a big disappointment. Would not go back unless they...More

Thank littlewarrior43
Reviewed 2 days ago

Custodian of all Spacecrafts of the world it was a thrilling experience starting from space, moon invasions,Planetarium,. Satellite, Aircraft, Balloons etc.Information were available just a button away.

Thank jojo5222
Reviewed 2 days ago

My nine year old girl would like to write this review. She says it was amazing and educational and it told us how planes back then were and two brothers invented the first plane and she loved taking pictures of all the planes on the...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent a good part of the afternoon in this (free entry) museum. Some of the exhibits make one ponder about the courage of the pioneers that paved the road for all of us.

Thank J0han1969
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July 5, 2017|
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Response from happytraveler709 | Reviewed this property |
Washington DC is served by three airports, Ronald Reagan International (DCA) is closest to downtown, just across the Potomac, Dulles is 26 miles away in VA, and Baltimore Wa is south of Baltimore. We drove to our DC trip... More
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June 13, 2017|
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Response from Keona W | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, didn't feel anything when I visited last September.
June 11, 2017|
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Response from laks004 | Reviewed this property |
Smithsonian sometimes offer discounted/ free tickets for the first IMAX show. Otherwise, Sunday mornings aren't too crowded.