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Military Aviation Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Amazing Museum

This is the best kept secret in Virginia Beach! You don't have to be a aviation buff or history... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carol M
Great for History Buffs

Multiple hangars of old WWI and II aircraft. Even the hangars have been moved to the site and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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World War One and Two aircraft THAT STILL FLY are the heart of this unique museum. 40,000 guests each year travel from all over the world to see our aircraft, especially during our major events and airshows. Come see why the Military Aviation Museum...more
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1341 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457-1542
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best kept secret in Virginia Beach! You don't have to be a aviation buff or history buff to enjoy this museum. The docents are so knowledgeable about all the planes and provide a clear insight into the history and development of aviation....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Carol M
mike P, Senior Docent and Board Member at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Carol! So glad that you had an amazing time at our "secret" museum! You are correct that a lot of people do not know what hides behind the popular dinosaur park, but if they do visit us, they are delighted as you were....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Multiple hangars of old WWI and II aircraft. Even the hangars have been moved to the site and reassembled. Flights are available as well.More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stammit
mike P, Senior Docent and Board Member at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing with everyone. Yes, we have over 70 historic aircraft, most of which are still airworthy, and several of our WWII buildings were relocated from Europe to the museum. It is also true that people can experience the magic of flying in an...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a Rainy day and I don’t even like airplanes. What a great experience, all of the staff is very friendly; some were pilots in the Vietnam war or fly the planes as a hobby. We spent 3 hours here with the tour...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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mike P, Senior Docent and Board Member at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you "Rusty", We love comments like yours! We work hard to create a memorable Guest Experience here for all ages ... between our roadside dinosaur park and over 70 historic airplanes in five hangars (two of which are from WWII Europe!) we know we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can not say enough about the knowledgeable and welcoming staff! Thank you all for such an invaluable look into our history. We truly enjoyed our tour with Brad! Will be back when we are in the area, such an incredible experience!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kkittle3
mike P, Senior Docent and Board Member at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're delighted that you enjoyed your experience here with aviation history! Our incredible volunteers make the difference here by turning a world-class historic collection into a real-life learning experience. Many thanks for sharing your enjoyment, and please come back soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've lived in Virginia Beach 7 years, I must have driven by the museum 100 times. I am so glad that I stopped in to check it out. It did not disappoint. It was a great walk through aviation time. The staff is very helpful...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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mike P, Senior Docent and Board Member at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Matty! So many people drive by us on Princess Anne Road and never stop to investigate what's "behind the dinosaurs"! We do appreciate you pointing out that what's there really does rank as one of Virginia Beach's most unusual and interesting cultural offerings....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a gem of a place. About $15/per person to get in and the place was very interesting. Tons of aircraft and memorabilia in the main area. On a nice day, this would be a great place to picnic and watch the old planes fly...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank John B
mike P, Senior Docent and Board Member at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, John! We hope you also got to see the original 1934 German hangar from Cottbus, Germany not too far from the WWI building. And, the next time you visit, you will be able to go through an actual WWII Control Tower from England...More

Reviewed February 12, 2019

This is an amazing museum that anyone can appreciate and enjoy. There is very large collection of WW2 US, German, and some Japanese Aircraft. Many of these craft are airworthy. There are also a number of models of early aircraft and other craft that are...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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mike P, Senior Docent and Board Member at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank You! Most people in the area are surprised to find that they do in fact have a world-class collection and museum right here in Virginia Beach that people travel from around the world to see. Dinosaurs and planes for the kids, and history that...More

Reviewed February 12, 2019

The Museum itself is a "must do" for visitors and locals alike. My first visit was the Big Band Event. I agree with the comments made however, it just seemed that there were options that were not offered. I would have paid more for a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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mike P, Senior Docent and Board Member at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your clear and helpful comments! This year was out largest turnout by far, and we continue to learn more about how to fine-tune the event for different tastes. We like your ideas about some simple food offerings for the dance-only guests and...More

Reviewed February 11, 2019

The evening was absolutely wonderful from the venue, to the band and the 'above and beyond' efforts of the volunteer staff! How amazing to see the guests in costume and and the genuine love of dance shared by all. This was the perfect venue for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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mike P, Senior Docent and Board Member at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2019

Thank you! This was a new record for attendance at this event, with all of the main building used for the first time. Thanks for spreading the word about our fabulous special events at the Military Aviation Museum ...

Reviewed January 31, 2019

As a pilot from an Air Force family, this is an incredible museum! It has a fantastic collection of airworthy originals and reproductions. They have a 5,000 grass strip from which these planes fly. Fantastic and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended! I’ll definitely be going back...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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mike P, Senior Docent and Board Member at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2019

Thank, David! We appreciate your sharing with everyone ... so glad you had a wonderful time here. If you live in the area, don't wait for us to start flying again to visit ... think about becoming a volunteer docent and share your excitement with...More

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NZMoyer
November 26, 2018|
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Response from shellback98 | Reviewed this property |
Give it not less than two hours. Your interest and pace will make the big difference. The hanger tours (WWI/WWII) take one hour.
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August 2, 2017|
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Response from Ron B | Reviewed this property |
$15.00 adults $7.50 Youth (6 - 17 year olds) 5 and under Free 65+ $13.00 Active duty/retired military $12.00 WWII veterans Free Group (10+) Adults $13.00 Youth $6.00
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Response from RobNewsguy | Reviewed this property |
Über operates in VB as does a number of cab companies. The other option would be Enterprise car rental. That way you can visit local Pungo farm stands or eat at Blue Pete's restaurant.
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