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National Air and Space Museum

6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-633-2214
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The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer and Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.
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  • Average6%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
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Reviewed June 29, 2016

Very fun. Never seen as many different planes that I have seen to day. Wish I had more time to spend reading all the displays.

Thank Robrienii
Reviewed June 29, 2016

We really enjoyed this museum, all the history of the air and space technology very easy explained. The gift shop has very nice souvenirs

Thank Christian R
Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

This museum was awesome! So much content. Went to the IMAX and the planetarium. The Dark Universe was fascinating, but probably not for young children due to the fact that it contained a lot of advanced content. Awesome store! Flight simulator was extra cost but...More

Thank Pppmomof3
Reviewed June 29, 2016

More for flight buffs, good to see though! Lots of rooms off the main corridor. Bag checks before you get into the museum, only bring water!

Thank Anita C
Reviewed June 29, 2016

First off, the museum will be full so if you want to avoid crowds, don't come here. If you brave the crowds, however, you'll find a lot of great information. I can really recommend the moon exhibit - I had never known how interesting the...More

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Really cool place. Exhibits showcase everything from the space race to the Wright brothers. My only regret is that we didn't have time to see an IMAX or planetarium show.

Thank Victoria R
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Incredibly educational. They have Chuck Yeager's 1st plane to break the sound barrier to the X-15 which has flown the highest and fastest of any plane. Rockets. Commercial Planes. You name it. It's here.

Thank Jim A
Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Wow you could easily spend all day here looking at & reading about each exhibit. We enjoyed the Wright Brothers exhibit. WWI &WWII displays are so interesting. Of course space exploration, rockets, drones, and so much more! Tons to learn!! A must see! Great for...More

Thank Meredith M
Reviewed June 29, 2016

My kids LOVED it. I did too. It hasn't changed much since I was a kid but yet didn't look dated. Always a must see on trips to DC. Especially for the kids.

Thank lesmurph
Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

A must see attraction, very informative and fun for all ages! There is Hubble, a moon rock you can touch, and great sessions at the planetarium and IMAX theater (both fantastic!!!)

Thank AliceMug
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July 5, 2017|
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Response from happytraveler709 | Reviewed this property |
Washington DC is served by three airports, Ronald Reagan International (DCA) is closest to downtown, just across the Potomac, Dulles is 26 miles away in VA, and Baltimore Wa is south of Baltimore. We drove to our DC trip... More
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June 13, 2017|
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Response from Keona W | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, didn't feel anything when I visited last September.
June 11, 2017|
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Response from laks004 | Reviewed this property |
Smithsonian sometimes offer discounted/ free tickets for the first IMAX show. Otherwise, Sunday mornings aren't too crowded.