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American Helicopter Museum and Educational Center

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Address: 1220 American Blvd, West Chester, PA 19380-3445
Phone Number: 610-436-9600
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Good museum for youngsters

If your level of knowledge about helicopters is around zero this venue will give you much better understanding how and why rotary wing vehicles fly. It has theater showing short... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2016
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pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have annual memberships the kids love A helicopter museum and a great place for young and the old. It's a peaceful and enjoyable trip every time we go there. Volunteers there are especially friendly.

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Jacksonville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The American Helicopter Museum & Educational Center opened in 1996 as a "tribute to those men and women who pioneered the development of rotary wing aircraft" and to encourage future generations of aviation pioneers. It houses a comprehensive collection of helicopters for visitors to not only look at and read about, but also to enjoy with hands-on interaction. Our very... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This will take you all of an hour to get through, in fact they have enough open space if arranged properly to put in another 6 copters of varying size. There are 5 more outside including an Osprey. If you have been to the Smithsonians two Air and Space exhibitions areas then this is not going to impress.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

If your level of knowledge about helicopters is around zero this venue will give you much better understanding how and why rotary wing vehicles fly. It has theater showing short (~8 mins) educational video and many full size and scaled down flying machines inside and outside of single hanger. You can seat inside some of them. Guide is a very... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

The museum itself is rather small. However it is well maintained and very clean. In my opinion, this museum would be great for children and ones who are interested in aviation and military history. After the tour drive down to downtown west Chester for a bite or some refreshments.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Having lived in the area for many years, this was a great find. Right on the private airstrip of the Brandywine Airport. There were many great craft both inside and out with a lot of ability to explore them. Soon, their simulator will be back which was an unfortunate exhibit we missed. Also, they do helicopter flights on certain weekend... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Great place for summer day. Car show and flights. Good food too. Bring your chairs. Great West Chester asset. Take the kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

What a great place to spend a couple of hours with the family. The young ones get a great appreciation how aviation works. You get a chance to pretend you are flying a helicopter and have someone answer all of your questions.

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Clinton, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Nice exhibit with some inside and some outside craft. The guys working / volunteering there were very informative. You could sit in one of them. Not much more than an hour of things to see.

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Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Interesting collection. Boeing Vertol and a couple of other a/c's out front. Weather beaten. Should be taken inside and refurbished. Happen to be an airshow that day so plenty of activities going on. Ground and air. good place to visit when you have the time to walk around and get up close to the a/c inside.

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