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Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center

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Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center

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shields1954 wrote a review Sep 2020
Tuscaloosa, Alabama228 contributions42 helpful votes
I like this spot better than the Smothsonian Air and Space Museum downtown. It is larger so I could move around. A huge display of flying machines ranging from the Enola Gray to the Discovery shuttle. Early planes are at eye level and above. I recommend this spot for all ages. Our group was grandparents, parents, and a 7 year old. Everyone was happy. Make a reservation as they are controlling the number of visitors entering at a time.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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KG4WFD wrote a review Sep 2020
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina94 contributions23 helpful votes
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Passing through the area and decided to stop by this place because it looked neat. Figured we spend an hour and be back on the road. We spent the whole day here! So much to see and do! Being able to stand next to a space shuttle and realize just how big they are was my highlight but the SR 71 was a close second. Definitely would like to make it back here again some day.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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jjs_jjs wrote a review Sep 2020
Doha, Qatar75 contributions27 helpful votes
Like this museum very much. We just keep coming back. It is suitable for kids of all ages. For younger kids it is parent job to tell stories, but when kids grow up they can explore it on their own. And I never saw this place packed.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Leonard K wrote a review Sep 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia292 contributions49 helpful votes
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First of all, in these COVID times, there are only 2 Smithsonian Institutions open: The Washington Zoo, and the Udvar Hazy Center of the National Air & Space Museum! Take advantage of the zoo, but please take advantage of this center out by Dulles Airport. While several of the exhibits will remain shut down (due to COVID and pre-scheduled roof repairs...), the available exhibits are fabulous: An actual Space Shuttle (the Discovery...), an SR-71 spy plane, a retired SST (Super Sonic Transport), the original Boeing 707, the Enola Gay (with an amazing view of Paul Tibbett's cockpit seat...), and many more. Needless to say, the related experiences (like the cafe, gift shop, etc...) are very limited these days...BUT...you will have the place to yourself!!! (When we were there today, there were a couple dozen other cars in the parking lot...maybe!) Enjoy!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Timothy L. Campbell wrote a review Sep 2020
Arnold, Maryland244 contributions65 helpful votes
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Really cool place to visit for those who love Avaition. Was particularly impressed by the space shuttle and The Concord. A lot on the progression of avaition history. Man have thing changed over the years. Some cool oddities found was a standing helicopter platform for spotters and snipers. Also the worlds smallest monoplane. A lot of things to discover for all. Very cool. Limited ticket availability, so book early.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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