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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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Neighborhood: National Mall
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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'...

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Kids had a blast in the hands on sections and enjoyed the IMAX and the simulators. Do it all! They'll have a blast

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Port Orange, Florida
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Port Orange, Florida
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Kids had a blast in the hands on sections and enjoyed the IMAX and the simulators. Do it all! They'll have a blast

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lots of fun exhibits! We didn't do the flight simulation since that cost $10 per person and didn't seem worth it. But there is plenty to enjoy in this museum. Don't skip this one on your tour through the mall!

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Chattanooga, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This museum has it all - lots of shuttles, planes and satellites to see as well as hands on science-museum type learning areas and movies. Museum is free, as are all the Smithsonians, but movies cost. Walk thru a real shuttle, view flight gear etc. A fun time!

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Young and old will enjoy the exhibits here. Easy walking access from other DC attractions. Perfect for a cold or rainy day.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If touring the National Mall, you'll definitely want to add this to your list. The history of space flight exhibits are worth the trip. The best parts are all the life size planes and spacecraft including The Spirit if St Louis, Emelia Earhart's plane, and a full exhibit about the history of the Wright Brothers. Also, a must see is... More 

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Thank MikeMG30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really cool museum with a lot of space crafts. And they have real flight simulators that you can flip into. Awesome experience!

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Thank Robert P
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's amazing to see all the types of air travel and how they have changed through the years. Highly recommend the simulators!

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Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The air and space museum offers a fairly complete picture of the history of air and space travel. Plenty of historic airplanes, space modules, etc. Has always been the first place we visit when in Washington. They now have a McDonalds in the large glassed in atrium, that is infinitely better than the old food bar that was there. The... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the best museum in the world. First of all, it's free. The exhibits are excellent and many of them are inspiring, showcasing what is best about living in these times. I also like the movies although they cost extra. The gift shop is worth spending some time in as well. If you get a Smithsonian membership, there are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Washington is believe is the only city in US where the admission is free for all the museums. Hence a day should be spent visiting them. This one was my personal favourite of all!!

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