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Address: 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, VA 20151-3002
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We returned to the Udvar-Hazy center, this time with three grandkids ages 6, 12 and 13. For kids, we found that what works best is to let them take the lead and go where their... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 26, 2015
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Manassas, Virginia

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Dhahran, Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2015

Lots of great species of airplanes. Especially the Concorde. And the Shuttle Discovery. The flight simulator on board the Discovery Shuttle was very unrealistic and was not worth paying for. Otherwise splendid!

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2015

We returned to the Udvar-Hazy center, this time with three grandkids ages 6, 12 and 13. For kids, we found that what works best is to let them take the lead and go where their interests take them. We started with the marvelous space shuttle, and they started asking questions about the space monkey. The docent told us that he's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2015

My husband and I visited this past weekend and we had a good time. There was lots of interesting plans, ships, and artifacts from the beginning of the discovery of air and space. We spent two hours or more in the museum and still had a few things to see but time ran out on us. If you are in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2015

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is a great place for aircraft and non-aircraft visitors. Exhibited are everything from WWI fighters to the Space Shuttle. There is no admission fee (only a parking fee) and you can easily spend the day. The only problem is the terrible DC traffic to get there!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2015

Go here, no question. Make the trip out to Dulles if your already not there for a flight and see this place. Make sure you bring an EZPass or some cash for the tolls though. The space shuttle Discovery is here as well as one of the last surviving SR-71s and of all things the Enola Gay. Amongst these are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

One of the best aviation museums l have ever seen. Only Duxford is comparable. Free entrance, covers the complete history of aviation, wonderfully restored exhibits and models. A must for the aviation enthusiast.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2015

The only problem with this museum is that it is too good. There is a plethora of aircrafts, from the Wright brothers up till the space shuttle, they have a Cocord! You can easily spend an entire day here!

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Scottsdale AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2015

We went to the the Air and Space Museum one day and this Udvar-Hazy hanger the next day. All my kids, hand's down, preferred the Udvar-Hazy. We did one of their free tours, which was about two hours long and absolutely wonderful. Make the time and visit this place if you can. It's worth the trip just to see the... More 

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Northern Virginia, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

The Smithsonian National Air and Space is a must see for any aviation and/or history buffs. Be sure to set aside several hours to see most of the exhibits. I saw most of the aviation exhibits in 2 hours and had to rush through the Space portion of the center. Once again, this is a must see area. The Center... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you read any ten reviews you'll get all of the skinny you need to visit, so I'll simply add the following in no particular order: 1. Come early, opens at 10am and gets crowded quickly, especially with children and camp groups in the summer. They can be a little unruly and VERY noisy. By noon McDonalds is hopping and... More 

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