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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%
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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
National Mall
+1 202-633-2214
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Go all the way back to early 1900s and see the history of air travel. Both passenger and military uses are there for you. Early space travel history from 1957 forward is shown. One could spend almost a whole day here.

Thank joe-chicago-23
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved the virtual reality ride that took us to the international space station. The kids really enjoyed the interactive speaker as well and my daughter was picked to be Earth during the presentation.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a blast beautiful cannot wait to go back everything is close by clean and safe so much to do and see

Thank Katherine P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So, they have the original Wright Brothers plane, the plane that first broke the sound barrier and a Spitfire. All really worth a visit!

Thank BarnsburyTraveller
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The exhibition is vast and thorough. It is both inspiring and humbling. It can also cause some introspection because a great deal of the technology was used for military purposes but it has also made human life more interesting too. There's no doubting humans can...More

Thank GoalieDad26
Reviewed yesterday

This a kids haven. Must visit with kids to encourage curiosity and interest in astronomy. It is a fun learning place for kids.

Thank smilydip1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing displays, photos, information. Really brings home how far we've come in such a short period of time since the Wright brothers to walking on the moon and all the space shuttles. We need more of these heroes

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very worthwhile. We also enjoyed the guided tour. It's worthwhile to get here when it opens to take advantage of the first guided tour, usually at 10:30. Don't miss the Wright Brother's actual airplane!

Thank Mark42139
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great museum So much to see and experience Remember that all the Great museums smithsonian are free - even if donations are welcomed Take a Bunch of 5 $ notes with you - and remember to open the mind and learn

Thank Mogens R
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is our 2nd visit. Went several years ago when the enterprise was there. Allow plenty of time to see all. There were to many unruly students there.but as this was fall break not surprised and the students in schools in area are on field...More

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July 29, 2017|
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Response from ip29bourgeois | Reviewed this property |
Suggestion .. is better to park the car somewhere else and be safe (ie.. hotel garages, parking driveway). We use Uber service and starts walking to our destinations without any worries. Street Parking spots are limited... More
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.