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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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+1 202-633-2214
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Reviewed March 19, 2016

This visit has been a lifetime goal, and it finally came true. If you are a fan of aviation history, this is a must do when you visit Washington DC. When i finally got to this place, i rushed to the WWII section, and finally...More

Thank Luis Roberto C
Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

It's all been said before...Wright Flyer, Spirit of St. Louis, etc. It is laid out very nicely and has very cool exhibits.

Thank Phil B
Reviewed March 19, 2016

It was a weekend when a visited, to crowded. But It is very educational and the kids love it. To many planes and space things. To watch the shows you have to pay. Free admission for the museum.

Thank ThomazMeirelles
Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Pretty cool but mostly for aeronautics geeks. I liked the aircraft carrier stuff. My 12 year old daughter lost interest quickly. My husband and 9 year old son enjoyed it a lot more. It was crowded as we went on a rainy Saturday.

Thank Bonj2015
Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

It was very interesting to see items related to space that you only hear about on the news and see on TV - ie the Hubble telescope, lunar module, etc. You could spend days here reading and absorbing everything. My other favourites were to watch...More

Thank Babysitter28
Reviewed March 19, 2016

A do not miss attraction. Something for everyone here but if you want to come out amazed and proud this is the place for you. You can't help but be moved at what our citizens did to create air and space travel and the bravery...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

This one's nice but the other Air & Space museum outside of the downtown core is way better with all the aircraft parked in the hangar.

Thank Hamad S
Reviewed March 19, 2016

I was surprised that this museum was free. It is huge and so interesting. You can spends hours. They have a place to eat which is a Macdonald. Clean and spacious. It is huge and surrounded by windows which gives you a nice view when...More

Thank paulette132
Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Having toured two of the NASA facilities and The Museum of Flight in Seattle, I was very underwhelmed. The 3D IMAX programs on the future of space travel and Normandy were grey though.

Thank vtxriders
Reviewed March 18, 2016

The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is a mecca for air and space nuts. Where else can you see authentic space craft, iconic aircraft, and the educational exhibits that tie it all so beautifully together. There's even a lunar module! Terrific for kids of all...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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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.