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National Air and Space Museum

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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
National Mall
+1 202-633-2214
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Reviewed today via mobile

I am a fan of flight technology and I had a blast here. You see unique planes you get specific details and the entry is free. Even the gift shop was good!

Thank Matan G
Reviewed today via mobile

Museum had something for everyone with many hands on exhibits. Free entry The flight simulators and VR rides do cost about $10 pp but were a hit with the kids, my boy (9) had a ball on the flight simulator. Don’t go past the huge...More

Thank schewtmj
Reviewed today via mobile

Really interesting and varied displays. My 14 year old daughter loved it so much we went back again.

Thank ASW1797
Reviewed yesterday

Could spend days here, so much to do and see. Very informative and well presented. Definately will return.

Thank aitchison2018
Reviewed yesterday

I was bored one day and didn't know what to do, so I checked out this museum and it was pretty great. There are tons of planes and exhibits to walk through.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is a very interesting museum although not a lot of new stuff there. We used to visit it a lot when the kids were younger. Now it was still interesting but the exhibition is mainly the same as five years ago.

Thank TheHasars
Reviewed yesterday

My whole family loved this museum. There was so much to see and do. My oldest son said this museum was one of his favorite spots in DC to visit.

Thank gilmore2829
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful place for children and parents. My 7 years old boy ran all the time between a plane and the others. Must see!!!!!!!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed seeing the history of flight. I especially enjoyed the display on the Wright brothers so much so that I downloaded David Mccullough's book "The Wright brothers ". I however would not recommend eating in the cafeteria. It was overpriced and not good

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The three stainless steel spires were impressive. And, I suppose everybody must have a ground and monument.

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Anthony S
July 17, 2018|
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Response from Andrea R | Reviewed this property |
They were open but you should always check first because museums being federal buildings they have some special schedules sometimes
Luis R
June 18, 2018|
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Response from MJSpock | Reviewed this property |
It’s open to everyone. You can go by yourself.
June 12, 2018|
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Response from JohnandJaneS | Reviewed this property |
2+ hours. Longer if its crowded on a weekend or summer afternoon. It can be wall to wall people when its crowded.