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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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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Do not miss Air and Space Museum in DC

If you go to no other museums in Washington do not miss the "Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum". It is Free. It is Great. Shows the history of Aviation from Start To Space... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Willoughby Hills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you go to no other museums in Washington do not miss the "Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum". It is Free. It is Great. Shows the history of Aviation from Start To Space present. Lots for children. MCD and Boston Market on Site. Very nice gift shops loaded with choices. Stay Long.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a definite must while in Washington. The museum is super informative, has a large collection of various airborne vehicles and exhaustive amount of information. It is located close to all the major attractions.

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Margate Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was wowed by this fascinating collection of aircraft, space vehicles, drones, rockets, engines and so much more. The building was vast and the information and educational value is enormous for students or people like me who just love planes. Spent several hours viewing the different stands and was fascinated by the charred Apollo command Module.Having visited from the Uk... More 

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Aliquippa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is an awesome place so much too see, wear good shoes you will be there a long time. The food is good and the line moves very quickly. The exhibition are amazing learned so much.

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Lulea, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Paid a visit to NASM both at National Mall and at Dulles airport. The collections and the exhibition at both places was Great to see

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are actually 2 of them, one with the rest of the museums and one near Dulles airport. Both free but it cost $15 to park at the Dulles one. Both have planes, rockets satellites early flight sections. Both have numerous IMAX shows not included. Main one has a mock up of SkyLab that one of my former students had... More 

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Stoke On Trent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be prepared for the usual security before you enter. Allow a day to see everything! This Air and Space Museum is vast. There is a lot to see. All well set out, with lots of information. Plenty of fun things to do. Theaters for shows. A McD food outlet attached (very busy) There are stairs but elevator as well. Be... More 

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Westhoughton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had to come here as hubby wanted to. It is not really my thing so went along because I had to. Saying that I was very interested in the end, there was much more to read and in a 'not so boring' way. I think it helps having a number of small sub sections so that you can find the... More 

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Crewe, Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wonderful museum with excellent exhibits. Family friendly and great facilities. Thank you Smithsonian.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent two half days here and thoroughly enjoyed the visits. What is there not to like. Countless exhibits,shops, restaurants and even a cinema which we went to twice. How good to see the younger generation talking an active interest. I never thought a museum could be this interesting.

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