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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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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum is the stuff that dreams are made of. Although it covers only a relatively short period of history, since the Wright Brothers, this... read more

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum is the stuff that dreams are made of. Although it covers only a relatively short period of history, since the Wright Brothers, this building is jammed full of exhibits of all things that have flown (the X-15 and Wilber and Orville's plane), or not (the Spruce Goose and the Starship Enterprise). Many of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to the natural history museum. Fantastic as always. No matter which exhibit we were in, it was fascinating. Concluded that we needed many more days to see just this one museum.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All Smithsonian's museums are free. Air and Space Museum has a lot for kids and adults.The Albert Einstein Planetarium is very impressive but you pay for admission

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Surat, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A visit to this museum is a MUST, if you happen to be in US Capital or to a nearby place. This is undoubtedly one of the best museums ever visited by me. And if you happen to be a techie or a fan of air vehicles and space shuttles, this is a place to visit. ITs also a great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Being there is like to be on the same journey our hero went through.Only seeing the machines we can understand how far they went at that time

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Much to see and learn here. The staff at the info center were very friendly and helpful. Their guided tours are 90 minutes long but I opted to wander on my own. I enjoyed the sections on space travel, World Wars and the pioneers of flight. Very informative and interesting. Spent just over an hour at the museum on my... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I must say im not real big on museums but this one is at the top for me. It has planes, missles, and shuttle pieces everywhere. Great for kids and simple people like myself. There is a lot to learn here as well, great information available.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You cant miss this free museum if your going to be anywhere in the area. Dont think you can just visit and see all the museums in one day. It takes at least half a day to thoroughly go through all there is to see here. There is also some overpriced fast food at the one end so no need... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had visited twice in the past but it still is a great thrill to see these famous machines Since the attraction is free, the museum can get crowded but most of the large exhibits are suspended off of the ground.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a good thing they have a super efficient McDonalds connected to the museum. You don't want to waste any time eating. Go grab a quick bite, yes unhealthy, but quick. Then spend all your time in the fabulous exhibits that explains the history of air travel. Educate yourself about Space and the Universe. Purchase a Glow in the Dark... More 

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