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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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Address: 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA 20151
Phone Number: 703-572-4118
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I recently took my 9 year old grandson to the museum or a special day of fun and adventure. He is still talking about seeing the space shuttle and a plane that his great grand... read more

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Herndon, Virginia

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recently took my 9 year old grandson to the museum or a special day of fun and adventure. He is still talking about seeing the space shuttle and a plane that his great grand- father flew in!!! He sat in one of the simulators and LOVED it. I love that the museum is practically in my backyard and is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent 3 hours here. Well worth it. My two teenage boys enjoyed the history lessons and had a blast in the flight simulator! Caution... enjoy lunch AFTER the simulator ;)

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It takes an effort to go to this location. It is about 45 min. out from downtown DC. I took Uber for a little over $20. The museum is free and the most amazing display of aircraft. You see the start of flying to space craft both military and civil aircraft. Plan on half a day if you keep a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's awesome. You can find the legendary B-29, SR-71, The Concorde, and Space Shuttle Discovery. The other collections are spread from World War aircraft until the latest F-35. Also you can try interactive simulator for dog fight and enjoy the ride of space shuttle.

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Busy museum because it's free but it's awesome! The flight simulators are great and the Einstein movies are very inspiring.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum was so much better than the one in DC. We knew that the space shuttle Discovery was in the Smithsonian and were disappointed when we didn't find it in Washington DC. They also that the Enola Gay in Chantilly. If you like airplanes, this is the museum for you. There is also a room dedicated to space with... More 

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Udvar-Hazy Center is one of the most fascinating museums I have never been to. I am a local, and am used to the high quality of the Smithsonian, but this museum is still amazing. They have an enormous collection of air and space craft, including the Discovery space shuttle, and the Enola Gay. Most of the planes are displayed... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can't give this Museum enough praise. If you can manage a side-trip to this museum while in Washington DC you must. The Air & Space Museum on the national mall is nothing compared to this. The museum could have just been the Sr-71 Blackbird and the Space shuttle and it would still have been the best museum in Washington.... More 

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Aldie, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Close enough to the Dulles airport (IAD) this is a wonderful place to use a couple of hours in between flights. They have all type of planes that couldn't fit in the Air Space Museum downtown DC, including one Decepticon! My kids like to go there every time we have time. Worth trying.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I actually enjoyed this museum more than the air and space museum on the National Mall. It was less crowded allowing for more time to just look at and read the exhibits without feeling pressured to move on so others can have a turn. There are two different viewing areas for the planes, one on the floor and one up... More 

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