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College Park Aviation Museum

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Address: 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park, MD 20740
Phone Number: 301 864 6029
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Planes and More Planes!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
bowiejohn2015
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Bowie, Maryland

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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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College Park, Maryland
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18 reviews
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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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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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 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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Thank MEEEK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Visit the world's oldest airport in continuous operation. Wright Brothers train the first army pilots here. Watch civil aircraft take off and land. Many interesting exhibits.

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Thank Bill S
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I've brought my kids here at least 6-7 times and it still intrigues and entertains them, reliably from at least ages 2 to 7 years old. There are plenty of things for them to do: Climb on planes, pilot flight simulators, and get into the science displays. (The floating balls are always a big hit) There is a dress up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

Not a lot of exhibits but the ones they have are very well signed. I didn't even know that College Park had the first army flight school. The Wright brothers have a connection to College Park too. The gift shop has an excellent assortment of fight themed books and toys. Great visit.

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