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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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This is a must of DC even if you are not interested in air or space industries. Very impressive and fascinating!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a must of DC even if you are not interested in air or space industries. Very impressive and fascinating!

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Katikati, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You really need to set aside at least a couple of hours to even scratch the surface. This is a free museum. Extremely well thought out with so much to see. Best advise ..... Take a sweater as the air conditioning is freezing. And that's not an understatement Well worth the visit.

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our family loves all the Smithsonians especially this one! The staff is nice and it was interesting for our whole family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely amazing for anyone with an interest in aviation and the space race. The number of airplanes is amazing. We came one evening where we were almost alone and spent 2 hours. The next day the place was packed but still worth a 3 hours visit.

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Hollabrunn, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You may join a guided tour FOC directly at the object ( excellent presentatins and explanations!)you might study or you walk through and read the detailed informations provided - breathless numerous airplanes you never knew that they were existing, especially geramn jets from WWII

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our time at this museum,the space exhibits are first class. Plenty to spend hours looking at and reading about.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very well done exhibit that displays a vast cross section of our travels in air and space. Up close visuals of air and space craft that you may have never had the opportunity to view before.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent more than three hours in the museum and loved every minute of it. The exhibits are quite amazing! Quite a thrilling experience.

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Lewiston, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A true pile of wonders in a very nice setting. Spend a little while or linger for hours - take it all in or go for a specialized reason. Good speakers in presentations and a very helpful staff at the help desk. I had a question on a specific exhibit and the help desk was amazingly versed and was able... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in town with family. My grandson works in the aviation industry and he wanted to go to this museum. He was very happy.

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