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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: 202-633-1000
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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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One of the must sees in Washington

Of all the museums in Washington do not miss this. Displays of the space race, US space missions, space ships, space suits, the Wright brothers first plane that flew. Amazing... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Of all the museums in Washington do not miss this. Displays of the space race, US space missions, space ships, space suits, the Wright brothers first plane that flew. Amazing experience.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

So many interesting facts to read, things to see and interactive as well. There are staff around who give talks which is such a wonderful idea to bring more interaction instead of reading everything yourself. They seem very passionate about what they're talking about which makes it even more intriguing. There's so much to see and so many aspects of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic museum about aviation in its full depth. the museum is free and bigger than you expect standing outside. Absolute recommendable for everybody who likes aviation and/or technique.

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Oviedo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are plenty of reasons to go to the NSASM: you will find something for every member of the family, it's free, you can cooloff with the AC and you can eat something! Joking aside, the history and the airplanes that you will see inside will amaze you even if you are not a history buff.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Magnificent place to spend a week (if you have the time) Relive history in front of your own eyes. View the historic planes, shuttles, bombs, and much more - the actual items - not replicas! And much, much, much more

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Awesome museum with tons of history on planes and flight. Definitely worth going to. You can see the history of flight from the Wright Brothers forward. Amazing collection

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place to visit especially those that are into aeronautics and space exploration. Had a history of flight throughout the years and had many planes on display.

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Reggio Emilia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We could've spent a whole day in there - or two, possibly. Apollo capsules, communication satellites, shuttle rocket boosters, Amelia Earhart's plane, the brothers Wright exhibition, spectacular photos of the Moon... this museum holds everything you could wish to see and learn about the history of air and space travel. It's a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After time spent in museums where kids can't touch or have feel as if they need to be continually quiet, head to the Air and Space Museum. Let them be louder and let them touch. Gives Moms and Dad's a reprieve as well. I am not a huge science person and much prefer the American History Museum but it's enjoyable.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved all the exhibits from the wright brothers flyer to the lunar module. One of my favourite museums in Washington. However as with all other museums in DC it is free and therefore very crowded!!!

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