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College Park Aviation Museum

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Address: 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Dr, College Park, MD 20740-2000
Phone Number: 301 864 6029
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Small and intresting

Place was very small but it had a bunch of old plans and lots of interesting little tidbits . The staff was very nice and informational

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
rdmckenna12
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Norristown, Pennsylvania

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Norristown, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Place was very small but it had a bunch of old plans and lots of interesting little tidbits . The staff was very nice and informational

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Adelphi, Maryland, United States
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84 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small aviation museum proudly celebrating the history of College Park Airport being the oldest airport in the US! The airplanes they have go from replicas of the Wright Brothers' gliders and flyers, to WWI planes. Lots of hands on and interactive things for kids (low tech but effective) and they do have some info about the first Black aviators... More 

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Thank Daphne G
Jessup, Maryland
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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This one gets four stars for the efforts it makes to be kid-friendly, not really because it is a four star museum, if that makes sense. It's a tiny place, with not tons to look at (if you compare it to the Air and Space Museum, which you absolutely shouldn't) - but they have an animatronic of one of the... More 

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Thank crayolabird
Bowie, Maryland
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53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This gem of a small museum has a dozen old airplanes, many interpretive exhibits, and enough hands-on to keep the most energetic child occupied and learning. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable. AND - the big picture windows allow for a great view of the small private airplanes coming and going from the oldest continuosly operating airport in America.

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Thank bowiejohn2015
College Park, Maryland
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Have been many times with my son and n o w his daughter. The new building is beautiful. The.displays are very kid friendly. Have been with school field trip and the staff are just wonderful. This absolutely a must see.

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Thank Bigma1948
Crofton, Maryland
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Very fun day to spend the whole day with kids to visit the property, even if is my third time visit. Something change are still make me interesting to enjoy and learning. Recommend to every family having kid to visit!

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Thank foodiecorner2008
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

At the airport, easy to find. Not too many static displays- and they're mainly early airplane models. Has some interactive exhibits for kids.. Not the Smithsonian, but still an interesting place to check out while in college park.

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Thank ExNOC R
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

They offered a deal on Groupon so decided to try it out. Very small but education museum. Different planes hang from the ceiling and more on the floor. Tuskegee airmen were there the same day as us. It was awesome to see them. One exhibit was closed when we were there. It was only closed for a few hours but... More 

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Thank Paul K
Columbia, Maryland
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I grew up my whole life not too far from the museum and I've wanted to go for years. The planes were great but I was a little surprised how small it was. My friend and I spent only one hour here. If you read everything, you could be here for 2 hours at the most. It is only $5,... More 

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Thank ChuckLz14
Suffern, New York
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269 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

This museum gives a wonderful account of the history of flight in College Park, including, and especially its start from the Wright Brothers. The museum sits on the site of the airfield where the Wright Bros. trained pilots to fly their (the Wright Bros.) planes. The museum houses quite a few small craft, but historic airplanes, and a good, concise... More 

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