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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
National Mall
+1 202-633-2214
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a hell of a experience,massive place and hugely interesting,, a must see when in Washington

Thank Goat C
Reviewed yesterday

Free to get in and near the Mall and Capitol building. So much to see, but it gets extremely crowded. Look forward to coming back.

Thank marc c
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The National Air and Space museum is free so that explains why it was so crowded. You could barely move. Because it was crowded it was also dirty. Overall it was just an unpleasant experience.

Thank james S
Reviewed yesterday

I spent the day at this museum with 3 cousins who are air & space enthusiasts. They loved it and made it interesting for me.

Thank 0516as
Reviewed yesterday

We followed a guide who was very interesting and pointed out the salient points of aviation and space history. Taking the tour gave us invaluable information that we would not be aware of had we been doing it on our own.

Thank Julia G
Reviewed yesterday

This has always been my favorite museum in DC. There is always something for everyone, including toddlers, who can play in an area dedicated for them. The paid shows are also very good. "Dream Big" is a must see!

Thank jordantps
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the newer of the two sites, in Chantilly, which is effectively Dulles airport. We went two days running. There were no queues to get in and we never felt as though there were too many people in the museum. The exhibits are amazing...More

Thank Sean W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our family (2 adults, 2 teens and 1 9yo) went here on our trip. It was great!! Tons of planes, old and new, great historical information for the adults while entertaining for the kids. Our whole family agreed that this is a most see.

Thank shanelle1923
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you have only 1museum to see Air & Space is THE ONE. From the Wright Brothers to the Space Shuttle( at their other location) the History of flight is told, seen, heard and felt. We wandered from opening to closing and still did not...More

Thank woelin
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Anyone interested in air travel, space travel, this is a must stop. All Smithsonian museums are free admission.

Thank Kathleen A
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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.