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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: +1 202-633-1000
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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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This place is so amazing - from the early astronomy study to airplanes, rocket ships and space stations, this museum covers pretty much everything you can dream of when it comes... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Dallas, Texas
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is so amazing - from the early astronomy study to airplanes, rocket ships and space stations, this museum covers pretty much everything you can dream of when it comes to flying and space exploration. I happened to visit on a Friday afternoon and the Air Force had a band playing featuring several patriotic and flight inspiring songs. Absolutely... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Haven't been to the Air & Space museum in years. Was thrilled to see it has grown and expanded. Lot's to see and explore. Don't miss the iMax or Planetarium shows. We saw the Universe show which was mind boggling. Plan to spend the day. There is too much to see in a couple of hours. Great for kids and... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Take a few hours and walk around the museum. It's great for families or just yourself. It's also free so it is affordable.

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth a visit, lots of exhibits and really interesting. Only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because some exhibits feel a little dated and more interactivity would be good. Still absolutely worth a trip

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Museum was good but I had read so many good things about it so I had very high expectations which it didn't meet.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I unfortunately did not have hours to spend in the museum, but I wish I had. For those people interested in all things Air and Space (as if the name doesn't prelude to what's inside lol) this is a MUST SEE. So many exhibits to walk through and read and learn. Exhibits on the first planes, planes in the World... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cool museum that is worth a visit. We went on a weekend and, as expected, it was packed. Check out the flight simulator on the first floor. The wife and I thought it was fun.

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First museum stop of our trip! It was amazing! We enjoyed the real planes and the Wright Brothers exhibit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A good overview of air and space story during last century. Since we visited Kennedy Space Center in Florida this spring, we thought this part was small.

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not necessarily my cup of tea, but you can't deny the awesome technology. Loved the hands-on aspect.

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