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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 highly recommend taking a tour with one of the docents. I got so much more out of the visit with the insight of our docent. Awe inspiring to see the span of technical changes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
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Sun Prairie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I highly recommend taking a tour with one of the docents. I got so much more out of the visit with the insight of our docent. Awe inspiring to see the span of technical changes over the years. Don't miss the view from the traffic control tower.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It is amazing how much they have got under one roof - albeit an enormous hangar-style display area. The history of manned air is pretty much here - with real examples. Half is of war planes - not just US but Russian, German and Japanese. In fact the only existing suicide Japanese war plane (with no undercarriage) is here as... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Off of the beaten path and well worth going to! One of the best museums in the entire area! Fun for the entire family, and a do not miss IMO

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Wow wow wow. Can't believe we actually saw the Blackbird, Enola Gay and Space Shuttle Discovery amongst so many other extraordinary 'flying machines'. This is a comprehensive collection of aircraft covering a vast history of exploration, war and travel. There are some excellent viewing galleries too that are suspended above many of the exhibits allowing views into cockpits etc. The... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

No one does it better than the Smithsonian and this is no exception. You really have to wonder how they got all of those planes into one spot and kids just love it! Space shuttle, Concorde, Enola Gay, the Blackbird.... But take note that parking is $15 unless you get there after 4pm and if you do not like McDonalds,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

If you are interested in seeing the Space Shuttle Discovery, Soviet Migs, US F15, gliders, old, old airplanes, stunt planes, hang gliders, and so much more, make the drive to Chantilly. You won't regret it!

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Saltillo, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Ok, let me put it this way WOW! I mean they have the Discovery space shuttle, a concorde, the Enola Gay, a 707 boeing, and so many more things, and they look small! So you can imagine the size of that hanger! It is a must if you like planes.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It's amazing to see the DISCOVERY, CONCORDE, BLACKBIRD,.... The Observation Tower is a bit disappointing.

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Thank 5thewilsons
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Like all Smithsonians, there is no way this place could get a bad review. My nephew adores planes, so it is like heaven to him. We went to the look out tower and watched planes land and take off to and fro Dulles. It's free BUT you pay parking which is $15.......except, it's free after 4pm! Sure, you only have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Go here and see the Space Shuttle! It is FREE after 4pm and you can get a ton done in 1 1/2 hours here. Concord, 737, Helicopters, guns, THE SPACE SHUTTLE! So worth the few minute drive outside of the city. The Space Shuttle Discover is HUGE! Get your picture taken next to it.

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