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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
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Reviewed June 2, 2016

I truly enjoyed learning about the history of aviation and to see how far we have come. Interesting to see the trials and tribulations the Wright Brothers and others went thru so we can enjoy our airplane rides today. So many contributors to the aviation...More

Thank Renee G
Reviewed June 2, 2016

I'm being a little droll here - it is a fantastic place with many excellent exhibits. But, we did see more of the schoolkids than we did of the artefacts! It was rare we saw another couple looking around - when we discovered one, we...More

Thank BWUK
Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing place for everyone with a curiosity about air and space travel. Both sections (in DC and at Dulles) must be visited to take in the full scope of this museum. Watch out for, and speak to the "Explainers" what the Don't know about...More

Thank Jimbloe
Reviewed June 2, 2016

This place has lots to see. Yes it does have an Imax theater. Yes it does have planes and space craft hanging from the rafters. Just walking into this ultra modern building is worth the cost of admission.. Oh yeah its free.

Thank TiggerFaith
Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Great place for kids and adults. Plus its free!!! Lots of exhibits. It can be crowded at times, especially with large school groups visiting. Pack a lunch and plan to spend at least half the day here. There is a charge if you plan on...More

Thank Terrilynn H
Reviewed June 2, 2016

Amazing museum, offers all sorts of incredible exhibitions connected to air travel and space travel. Leave plenty of time to wander around - I had to leave my husband here while I went off to another museum as he was so enthralled. There is a...More

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Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Steam punk permeates aviation and the Smithsonian pays tribute to this aesthetic with their turn of the century section on the progress of aviation. Loads of school kids flock to this museum so go early go late or go home because it gets harrowing trying...More

Thank Dansza
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

The scope of this museum is incredible! Historic planes (Wright brothers' flying machine, plane flown by Amelia Earhart....), spacecraft (Lunar module, space lab, Hubble telescope, satellites, rockets....), astronauts' flight suits....tons to see! Also, this museum had later hours than the other Smithsonian museums when we...More

Thank Deb S
Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is the place upon which childhood dreams have been built. We don't all get to go into outer space but this seems to be as close as you can get! Laid out nicely and is quite awe-inspiring!

Thank kayla222015
Reviewed June 1, 2016

Obviously still the place to take any male whether small or larger they all remain boys when they get in here. Now has a MacDos off one side so excellent for family fun. However, I did think it looked a bit tired since my last...More

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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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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.