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Military Aviation Museum

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Address: 1341 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457-1542
Phone Number: +1 757-721-7767
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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World War One and Two aircraft THAT STILL FLY are the heart of this unique...

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 is one of the top attractions in all of Virginia Beach! Take a flight in an open cockpit biplane for a once in a lifetime experience, and learn about the heroes of the first fifty years of military aviation.

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Excellent museum.

Well worth the drive from Virginia Beach. The aviation collection has been put together with lots of love and care and the principals are happy to share their love with you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Dave A
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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80 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth the drive from Virginia Beach. The aviation collection has been put together with lots of love and care and the principals are happy to share their love with you. Really recommend the annual Prom,which combines a great outdoor music experience with flyovers from wonderful antique aircraft.

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks, Dave Happy to hear that you're a new "convert" to the The Flying Proms Experience"! That really is a special family day out ... Come back soon! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The experience to admire perfectly restored old aircraft still airworthy is unique. The guide gave us a thorough explanation of all the aircraft and the visit is absolutely worth it.

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for putting up with the summer heat to visit our wonderful museum. we're very happy to hear that you found it to be special just like we do. cheers! More 

Virginia Beach
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just a great place to visit. Going again tomorrow so my grandsons can fly in a biplane. Planes are just to cool.

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks, Bruce! Hope your grandson gets addicted to the wonders of flight in an open-cockpit biplane ... More 

Vestal, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This caught my eye because of the dinosaur statues out front near the road. Great statutes very realistic. Much to look at, worth a visit.

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

They are kind of hard to miss, aren't they! ;<) More 

Valparaiso, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love it! Wonderful place to see, the history is so interesting. Make sure you have a couple hours to see everything.

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

"Must See" pretty well sums it up - thanks! You're correct that if you have an interest in aviation and history, it takes several hours to really enjoy this wonderful collection. More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit for us was for their Warbirds Over the Beach air show. It was an incredible adventure! The collection is phenom!

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks, Bobby! Glad you're now part of the "adventure" since you live here at Virginia Beach! More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

lots of thing to see. need extra time see everything kids will love it............great places to eat near by..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing collection of planes, nice facility and if you are fortunate enough to spend some time with the volunteers on staff you will learn much.

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks Joe, Our enthusiastic and well informed volunteers are indeed a huge part of what makes this museum unique. Come back soon! Mike More 

Lititz, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was really neat to see the navy and army planes from wwII to take a ride in the plane is pretty expensive. But enjoyed the tour and there were a lot of volunteers to answer questions on the sights.

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

got to see alot of the old airplanes . the old hangar was food to see even though it was a german one they were very imformative on all the planes

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks, Harold Glad to hear you enjoyed the visit. Hope you get a chance to come back when we're doing more flying! More 

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