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National Air and Space Museum

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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
National Mall
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Reviewed October 30, 2016

This was my first choice of all of the museums and I wasn't disappointed. The attraction for me was the vast range of aerospace exhibits from the Wright Bros and other very early machines to some of the iconic warplanes and space vehicles. A great...More

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed October 30, 2016

I would give this museum five stars if it were not for the activities. i tried the flight simulator and it was just not worth it. other than that the museum is great! i learned a lot of things and it is also children appropriate...More

Thank Alisa P
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Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

This is a must see if you are in DC! Such great exhibits and some really amazing pieces of history to see! Great for any age!

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Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

The IMAX was amazing and fun I highly recommend to do that but make sure you hit the times just right to get in !!! This one is very educational!!!

Thank Shanda B
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Reviewed October 30, 2016

My husband (a science teacher) and I visited the museum and its looking tired. The exhibits are dated and updates are needed. We found ourselves bored because there wasn't much new to look at. We went to one of the planetarium shows and that was...More

Thank Betsy S
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Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the air and space Museum. The Einstein IMAX theater was an amazing experience. We really liked looking at all of the Apollo and space shuttle artifacts. We also enjoyed looking at the history of light. They had some actual planes suspended in...More

Thank Stephanie O
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Reviewed October 30, 2016

Amazing collection of iconic aircraft and spacecraft. Not too busy on a Thursday afternoon. No queuing to get through security or into any of the exhibits. Helpful guides. A must for anybody interested in the history of aviation and space exploration.

Thank Graeme Y
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Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We had a great time at this one. The flight simulators were a highlight with my son, and I didn't vomit my lunch.

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Reviewed October 29, 2016

I've always been a museum lover and air and space travel has always fascinated me so this place was a little piece of heaven. There is so much to see and so much to learn! By far one of my favorite Smithsonian Museum's yet!

Thank Courtney C
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Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

So much to see!! Just a really interesting & cool place. A must see for anyone & as it's free you can spend loads of time reading everything or just walk around quickly & on to the next amazing museum!!

Thank Julie H
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April 1, 2018|
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Response from Alix M | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. Most of the museums in dc did have a room available. Some only took coats. Others took coats and bags.
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February 13, 2018|
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Response from DOCEM1969 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the film but a few of them are worth seeing especially the ones projected in the domed space which looks like being under the sky.
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SGMac
November 12, 2017|
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Response from ananole | Reviewed this property |
If you arrive prior to start, get on list. Don't expect to walk right in and have a space available for next start time during peak season.
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