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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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Address: 6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
Phone Number:
2026331000
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers'...

The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer and Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.

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Not our first time at this museum. Enjoy the thrill of space travel. This visit was for the exhibit Artist Soldier. Fascinating and quite moving. Jeff Gusky's Under ground cities... read more

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not our first time at this museum. Enjoy the thrill of space travel. This visit was for the exhibit Artist Soldier. Fascinating and quite moving. Jeff Gusky's Under ground cities was enlightening and memorable. Well worth the visit. Fantastic gift shop. The docents are extremely knowledgeable and interesting. There was a line outside but moved quickly.

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This was the coolest thing ever, we saw the first aircraft to land on the moon and we touched a moon stone! We also got to try a plane simulator which was amazing, definitely try it!

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It's really pretty amazing to see the aircrafts up close and personal. There's a good deal of history and information available with each exhibit. There was also a great kids area with interactive stations, and a couple of aircrafts for the kids to go in. I do wish there were more we could have gone in, but all in all... More 

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We toured the Capitol, White House, 8th and I, Ford's Theatre, Arlington Cemetery, Bureau of Printing & Engraving, went to the monuments and memorials, the Cherry Blossom Parade, Holocaust Museum, American History and Natural History Museums, Old Post Office/Trump Clock Tower, and the flight simulator in the Air and Space Museum is the one thing my son kept talking about!!!... More 

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Thank amritz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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We need to drag our current President through here. Then he needs to read the Gods of the Copybook Headings.

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Very amazing this place, very completed, they have activities to entertain you, very dinamic this place. Love it!!!

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Thank Kimberly A
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Impressive collection. The Wright brother’s plane alone is worth the visit. The most kid friendly of the Museums on the National Mall. Young children will enjoy the How Things Fly section (essentially a playground). It is fun and I would do again if visiting DC again in the future.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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I have been here numerous times and if you are into space and planes this is for you. Plus the theatres there for some amazing looks at space.

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We enjoyed this place. When you walk in, there are these 2 huge missiles, one from Russia and one from US, to show how our countries agreed to peace after the cold war. My favorite area was the exhibit dedicated to the Wright brothers. It made me inspired to learn more about them, and now I want to read a... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love the museum! Although, many of the exhibits don't change it doesn't matter because much of it is timeless history. It cost nothing to get in and it's worth a trip to teach kids and teens about space history. You can spend the entire day inside the museum. If you love space and science it's worth a visit to... More 

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