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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 Pkwy, Chantilly, VA 20151-3002
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Challenger and Enola Gay on display as well as tons of others from an early Wright prototype to World War fighters, early spy plane (gotta listen to the guide for this one - a... read more

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Challenger and Enola Gay on display as well as tons of others from an early Wright prototype to World War fighters, early spy plane (gotta listen to the guide for this one - a true engineering genius!), to Satellites. All ages, sizes and shapes - amazing aviation history. Tours are given regularly, ask at information desk, or listen for announcements.... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are 2 Air and Space Locations. The Downtown location and the one by Dulles Airport. The one near Dulles is the one to go to. WOW is this place impressive. It is a huge location with an amazing amount of aircraft. They have a Space Shuttle along with recovered space crafts from from prior NASA generations. Plus Rockets galore.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So DC you go and get facts and get overwhelmed with crowds, in Chantilly you see the Actual space shuttle and war planes you've only read about in history books. It's not as easy to access since i don't know if there is any public transportation. So you definitely need a car to get there. The museum is free but... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had five full days in DC and knew a visit to this museum would take up the entire day. We were ambivalent. However, since we were in DC Apr 5-11, 2017, the week before Easter, the other museums on the Mall were very crowded. So, off we went. The website's directions for the Metro & Bus were excellent and... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with my husband and throughly enjoyed the visit. Free museum only have to pay to park. Lots to see and the day we went the view from the air control tower was very good, watched planes land and takeoff and from the other side we had great view of the mountains. This is a great place for the... More 

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West Valley City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is just a wonderful place to visit. I highly recommend it to anyone near the D.C. area. If you enjoy history or aviation you will not be disappointed.

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took two days to take everything in. It was about 7 years ago since we had been here the first time and breaking it up into two days made it much more enjoyable especially with little ones. My son is 6 and was very excited to see the space section and loved every minute of it. The restoration observation... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Started out not so great. Long drive from where we were staying in Arlington. Public transport would have been over 90 min so not an option. It's in the middle of nowhere. We bought tickets for one of the IMAX movies (D-Day) in advance hoping to avoid long lines. "Will call" was the only option. We got there and it... More 

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had full intentions of only visiting the Smithsonian Museums that are on The Mall but we are so glad we visited this center. They have some amazing planes, and the observation deck is stunning! Go see this fantastic addition to the Smithsonian family, see the Discovery, an SR-71 (my personal highlight of the aircraft), watch an Imax film, and... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We've been to most of the major airplane museums around the country and this is one of the best. It is very well curated - no surprise since it is part of the Smithsonian. Given the crazy crowds and the huge security lines for the museums on the national mall during the Easter weekend this was pleasantly uncrowded. Given its... More 

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