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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'...

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Fascinating exhibits, one of the best museums my children and husband have ever been to. Strongly recommend joining Mark Weinstein's tour- the man is a fountain of knowledge and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Chatswood, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fascinating exhibits, one of the best museums my children and husband have ever been to. Strongly recommend joining Mark Weinstein's tour- the man is a fountain of knowledge and made the displays come to life.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I expected history and culture, instead filthy toilets, an on site McDonalds and all in all in need of a good scrub. I travelled from Australia and expected a magical place - instead I found an over used and under treasured attraction that just won't live up to the hype!

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enjoyed walking around and looking at all the interesting exhibits. I was just passing time until my husband finished a meeting, but it was time well spent at the museum. I remember the actual space exploration and moonwalk, so there were some very interesting exhibits for me. There were huge amounts of school kids on tour, which made it... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The story of flight from balloons to the Wright Brothers to outer space. Children and adults are always fascinated by the exhibits.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is HUGE and very very popular! Totally wort the visit, what you are able to see here will blow your mind.

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are a fan of aviation history, then you must make a trip here. Fantastic exhibits and a must do in DC!

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's amazing....of course! Don't plan to "run in and check it out". Plan at least a half-day or more, and get there in time to be one of the first through door - about 45-60 minutes before scheduled opening time. You'll be able to maximize the less crowded early hours if you do. By noon, you'll be fighting the crowds... More 

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Nassau, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our docent was very knowledgeable and gave highlights and interesting facts of flight from the early days to the space age. You do not need to sign up for the tour ahead of time - just show up at the designated spot at the appropriate time.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Smithsonian Museum is an excellent place for peoiple of all ages,especially children with a vast section of knowledge on flights & space shuttles.Right from Wright brothers to the advancements till date are very nicely portrayed in the different exhibits. The simulator ride is a great experience too.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So much history in this wonderful museum. Spent the whole day reading all the space travels that I had forgotten about. A must see museum!

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