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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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Start here! Then go see the Annex at the Dulles Airport

Visited here thinking this was the place to see the Discovery Shuttle and the Concord ... it is not! This location has a whole lot of history and is a great start - but then go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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DALLAS, TEXAS
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited here thinking this was the place to see the Discovery Shuttle and the Concord ... it is not! This location has a whole lot of history and is a great start - but then go see the other half at the annex at the Dulles Airport!! Both stops were awesome!

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Six-Fours-les-Plages, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The IMAX 3D movies are great ! And history aviation and space ships full of interest. Free, well organized and tones of flying objects in front of the eyes ! Great

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this place. So much rich history. The IMAX show "A Beautiful Planet" was fabulous. We could have spent much longer here if we were not wanting to see other sights on our short stay.

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were awed by the amount of equipment packed into this beautiful building! I couldn't stop taking pictures. A lot of space travel exhibits.

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Willoughby Hills
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you go to no other museums in Washington do not miss the "Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum". It is Free. It is Great. Shows the history of Aviation from Start To Space present. Lots for children. MCD and Boston Market on Site. Very nice gift shops loaded with choices. Stay Long.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a definite must while in Washington. The museum is super informative, has a large collection of various airborne vehicles and exhaustive amount of information. It is located close to all the major attractions.

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Margate Kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was wowed by this fascinating collection of aircraft, space vehicles, drones, rockets, engines and so much more. The building was vast and the information and educational value is enormous for students or people like me who just love planes. Spent several hours viewing the different stands and was fascinated by the charred Apollo command Module.Having visited from the Uk... More 

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Aliquippa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is an awesome place so much too see, wear good shoes you will be there a long time. The food is good and the line moves very quickly. The exhibition are amazing learned so much.

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Lulea, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Paid a visit to NASM both at National Mall and at Dulles airport. The collections and the exhibition at both places was Great to see

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are actually 2 of them, one with the rest of the museums and one near Dulles airport. Both free but it cost $15 to park at the Dulles one. Both have planes, rockets satellites early flight sections. Both have numerous IMAX shows not included. Main one has a mock up of SkyLab that one of my former students had... More 

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