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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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Very interesting collection of aircraft and history for all ages.

This is a great aircraft museum housed in an original hangar used for training during WWII. The exhibits tell the history of military aviation with many hands on displays, tours... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
NJsSouthernShoreDMO
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Cape May and Cumberland Counties
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Cape May and Cumberland Counties
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great aircraft museum housed in an original hangar used for training during WWII. The exhibits tell the history of military aviation with many hands on displays, tours and documentaries. Great for Veterans, children and families. The Air Fest held each year is one of the best of its kind.

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Staten Island, New York
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family loved our visit here. There were plenty of planes, trucks and helicopters to keep my 2 year old occupied. My husband is a military history enthusiast and even as an adult, was in awe of airplanes. The exhibits themselves were pretty simple but the real thrill is getting to touch, see and explore these amazing machines. We will... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to get up close and hands on with a variety aircraft from WWII to current jets. Nice local feel and a number of unusual touches.

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Homewood, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are into naval aviation, this is the place for you. It's reasonable to get into, there are plenty of aircraft to view, as well as other exhibits. You can get through it in 90 minutes, but if you have the time, stay longer.

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Thank Jody A
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are members of NASW (as it is known). The collection is extensive, focusing primarily on WW II aircraft. This is a "go to" attraction for families on rainy days, since there are some hands-on activities: a control tower, where you can "call" someone below (or above) you; a flight simulator; a radio room (Morse code is tough!); and many... More 

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Edison, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointment and not enough planes for the admission price ! I would never recommend this to anyone unless they are really in love with navy planes from World War II and if it is a rainy day (in hell)!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not in the military nor am I a pilot, but I very much enjoyed this museum. The old planes and helicopters were fascinating. There are several that you can get into and all are great for photos.

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Brick NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went down to the Naval Air Station WIldwood on Sunday, Sept 11, 2016. Had a great time, well worth the trip from northern Ocean County. Reasonable admission price, somehow they keep this place running on the money they collect. The exhibits are awesome, getting to see the planes and jeeps used in WW2, Korea, Nam, the Gulf Wars, WOW!!!! I... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not too much time required for this attraction but it is very historic. You can get into a plane and take lots of photos. Nice fun for a history buff or for children who treasure places and boats of yesterday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the museum in a full rainstorm on a Saturday morning. There was a special event in that there was a. B 17, B 25 Liberator and a B26 bombers there for tours and flights. The museum has great exhibits , photos, and original and restored aircraft and gear . It is housed in an original WW2 hanger... More 

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