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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:
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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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Great Historical Planes Great for Families

My first visit to this museum. It is very big and I could not believe how much I actually walked inside of it, however it has so much to see from the lunar Apollo modular to the... read more

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My first visit to this museum. It is very big and I could not believe how much I actually walked inside of it, however it has so much to see from the lunar Apollo modular to the Spirit of St. Louis plane. There are great areas of interest for kids as a matter of fact there were several elementary school... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had the opportunity to go to an after hours business dinner/networking event at the museum. I'm not sure any of us did much networking but we really enjoyed the venue! The only downside is it will make you question your career choices:) Such an amazing place.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very Hard Place To Park Driver Had To Drop Us Off Did Mot See Place His Self Very Crowed Was During Week

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We only had a few hours to spare to visit this museum and hoping some day we can go back. There was so much there to do and see. Loved that it was free to get in. We did a tour with a guide and it was wonderful - learned so much. We went in on a bus and from... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited this museum around a year ago while checking out the cherry blossom in Washington. Its a nice museum and a good place if you have young kids. Adults will also enjoy it if they have an interest in spaceflights and aircraft. It does not take much time to cover all of the displays (took me around 1 hr).... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum of natural history has lots for younger children (5-10) to do, but the air and space can be a bit boring. The large space craft are nice to look at for a few minutes, but it doesn't hold the attention for long, and the rest of the exhibits require a lot of reading and interest in (obscure) historical... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The welcome staff is so helpful. The retired information team is so eager to help us. This is our third trip and counting... In sharp contrast the flight simulators team members are barely comprehensible in English, act so bored and bothered. Unable to express themselves and explain in plain thoughts the process, they resort to police-like repetitive commands. Unfortunately for... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here in January with my kids. They loved it. From the moon craft to the planes. And the Wright Brothers section. Plus the WW2 planes. They liked it all. A great spot.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are always so many people looking through here, but there is so much info and interesting things to read & see it is well worth the visit. This is a must in DC!!!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I worked in aerospace for over 30 years and love planes, trains, and automobiles so this was pure pleasure for me.

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