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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'...

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 vast museum is daunting to take on. I had a group of 13 high school students with me and we actually went in as an escape from the July DC humidity. We had already had a very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Stockton, California
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Stockton, California
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This vast museum is daunting to take on. I had a group of 13 high school students with me and we actually went in as an escape from the July DC humidity. We had already had a very long day and some of the students took a nap while watching one of the movies! Have a game plan for what... More 

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This the best museum there is in Washington. The aircraft and displays are absolutely wonderful. Airpcraft from early airlines was the best.

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Lockport, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our nine and twelve year old grandsons loved the museum but the tour was a little too informative not only for them, but most of the group as many left before it ended.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is amazing, with lots of world famous exhibits, such as the Wright brothers and Lindberg planes. Put aside plenty of time it's worth it.

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Bristol
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This has been on my wish list since I was a kid and did not disappoint. All the negatives are right if you are not into Air and Space don't go. But if you are then it's a must visit if your in DC.

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Milano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Let me start by saying this week of July was one of the hottest on record. That being said, plan on the metro for travel to the national mall, monuments and museums, bring water and snacks. There is still a good bit of walking once you're off the metro but it is easy to navigate. I visited 30 years ago... More 

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Teulon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I spent approx 3 hours in this museum because my time was limited. I never got to see much of the space part of it. I was more interested in the airplanes. It was great and had a wonderful display of all the aircraft from years gone by to present. Also there isn't any admission charge.

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Milmay, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were overwhelmed with the amount of exhibits and information, could have spent much longer. We were disappointed with the choice or lack thereof of places to get lunch without leaving the venue. The MacDonald's was crowded, noisy, over priced with its usual limited menu. Would advise anyone attending to eat somewhere else.

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Stevenage
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Admittedly all the Smithsonians are free but what a treat. Even my wife was fascinated. Everything from the Wright Brothers Flyer to Space Flight

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First, I love aviation history. This collection is amazing! A great mix of the history of flight and aerospace.

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