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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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Address: 6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
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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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Full of space and aeronautical exhibits, it's a science and air enthusiasts dream. It is mind blowing so allot several hours or take a break at the one-of-kind specially created... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Full of space and aeronautical exhibits, it's a science and air enthusiasts dream. It is mind blowing so allot several hours or take a break at the one-of-kind specially created McDonalds attached, particularly if visiting w/ kids

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are into anything that has to do with Air and Space, don't miss this place. There is actually 2 Air & Space Museums, this is the smaller one. The other one is in Virginia.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very impressive museum with true models of different planes like the first plane of the brothers Wright, battle planes from WWII, a boeing 747 cockpit, an Airbus cockpit with virtual take off and landing and furthermore a model of the Apollo that landed on the moon

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went here on a field trip with my 4 year old son's preschool. While he thought the planes looked cool, he didn't want to LOOK at them. He wanted to touch them and ride inside of them. This is not a hands on museum with a few exceptions. There is one old plane kids can get inside. That was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent a couple hours here one Saturday morning before a flight out. Had a wonderful time but certainly not long enough to see everything. Their collections are so extensive even spilling to another site miles away that I now what to go visit. For any air and space enthusiasts, this is the place to visit. And, it's free.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An absolute must see, even if you dont have kids. I did not partake of the IMAX theater while there, but the shows playing did appeal to me. The only drawback is that this is probably the most popular museum and there are running children everwhere, its loud and trying to get pictures, without getting bumped or having someone walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For all of the national Smithsonian museums, it's true that you can't beat the price (free) or the level of entertainment/information/care for detail that these museums provide. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is enormous and for the volume of people coming in to the museum (through metal detectors and bag check) they do an amazing job. For young... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is arguably my favorite spot to visit in DC rain or shine. The general admission is gratis to all. There are charges for the various IMAX shows; but, they are not outlandish. Good discounts for Smithsonian members and seniors. Every two hours there are free guided tours led by knowledgeable docents. I highly recommend availing oneself of this service.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful presentations of aviation progress from the Wright Bros. to the present day. I made my first visit a long time ago in high school and many of the primary exhibits at that time pale at what's been accomplished since then. Admission is free and there's plenty to see at that "price" including hands-on activities for the kids. There are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The lines may be long, but it never a disappointment. I went a year ago as well and the exhibits are always changing. Great Imax theater, great kids exhibits as well.

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