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Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum

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Address: 500 Forrestal Rd, Rio Grande (City for Gps), Cape May, NJ 08242-2203
Phone Number: +1 609-886-8787
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Air Museum

One of the best kept secrets in Cape May County. More people need to visit this place. Some of the hands on items need repair but they depend on volunteers. They have a lot of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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South Dennis, New Jersey
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South Dennis, New Jersey
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the best kept secrets in Cape May County. More people need to visit this place. Some of the hands on items need repair but they depend on volunteers. They have a lot of history in this little building and the children love going to see the planes.

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Bklyn, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a blast from the past as in our community we had a Naval Air Service in Brooklyn called Floyd Bennett Air Field, an exact look to this facility. One should be required to visit a museum like this to really appreciate the service those before us held to protect and to defend us. The museum does have entrance... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Naval Air Station Wildwood was a dive-bomber training facility in World War II. It consists of a 92,000 square foot hangar at Cape May Airport with exhibits ranging from the 1940s to today. There is: --a 1940s room with artifacts from everyday life plastered with magazine ads from the period --a radio room --an "air traffic control tower" with a... More 

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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a great museum, especially for kids. Our family loves to go all years. They have excellent displays and speakers. This is a don't miss museum.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not only does the museum have a large selection of airplanes, helicopters and land vehicles used during all the modern wars that the US fought in, there are a lot of places that young children can interact with such as airplane cockpits which my grandchildren aged 3 to 11 thoroughly enjoyed. Although it is not cheap, we did save $2... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent nearly 3 hours here, super interesting aviation artifacts, kids loved it, saw a massive drone took off and a mini drone being tested. Many thanks to Dr. Salvatore, museum chair for generously giving his time and hospitality.

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Thank myintd
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a gem this museum was! Something for all age's, from 6-59 yrs....we all enjoyed climbing into Jeep's, helicopters and planes. A lot of historical pieces and some hand's on science's to help you understand how the aircraft work. We spent 2 hour's there and we could have spent longer except that our grandson was getting hyper😊. Don't miss it... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice museum is in a World War II hanger. Good collection of aircraft. You are standing right next to them and some you can enter.

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Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very disappointed the museum didn't have more WWII planes. The only WWII plane was the Avenger. We were hoping for a Corsair or Dauntless. The F14 and MIG were good! The best part for me were the displays depicting women in the military in WWII and the Life Magazine covers! My husband liked the F14. It was brutally... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there with our three years old and we had a great time , son was happy that it was a museum where he could touch and interact with different things. A well spent 2 hours !

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