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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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We were looking for something fun to do with our kids and someone suggested this museum. Although a little hesitant to try we were not disappointed. The staff was very friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Mint Hill, North Carolina
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Mint Hill, North Carolina
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were looking for something fun to do with our kids and someone suggested this museum. Although a little hesitant to try we were not disappointed. The staff was very friendly and informative ,they could answer any questions we had. The planes were very impressive and we all learned a lot about our history . It was a guide yourself... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As I looked at each plane, I was transported to another place in time. With each restored plane, you can see their history in the remaining scars from their time of service. The number of planes on display were astounding. Outside of planes, there are also displays of various aviation memorabilia. I was very impressed with my experience at the... More 

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Olathe, Kansas, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I would recommend this to anyone with interest in history and particularly military history. The tour guides and volunteers are the most helpful in the industry. These guys are passionate, knowledgeable, and fun. It's cool for the little kids but only for an hour or so. After that, you'll be chasing them all around the hangers. If you want to... More 

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

Thanks so much for your great review! For anyone with young children, we'd suggest you bring a picnic lunch and let the kids run off their energy in our free dinosaur park and picnic area as an interlude during your visit. There is also a play area for young kids inside the museum where the family can take a break... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Best aviation museum on the East Coast. Come observe restored operational aircraft from both WWI and WWII.

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Thank valerius71
mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your most generous feedback! Our small staff and unbelievably awesome volunteers try hard to make this place special, and we are very happy that you experienced something special ... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Really neat for Aviation enthusiasts as well as history Buffs or military buffs. My teenage son loved it so much we've been back several times and he has become interested in joining the Civil Air Patrol that he got information about while he was there. They have lots of regular events and you can go up in a vintage airplane... More 

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

Thanks, April So glad you enjoyed your time here and that your son is now "hooked" on aviation. You are so right about the beautiful drive out to the museum and the really fine local eateries, but don't forget that the picnic tables out front in our in our dinosaur park are always free as well. Bring a nice picnic... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is really a great place for residents of or visitors to Virginia Beach to visit. The planes are really maintained well and the volunteer staff is very knowledgable about the planes and the history associated with them. Be sure to take the free guided tour of the hangers across the field from the main building. The volunteers really wanted... More 

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

Thanks so much, Tom! You are absolutely right that this is a completely unique place for locals and visitors alike, and that our docents and other volunteers are a big part of that experience. More 

Norfolk, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Took my 13 year old son and his friend. Had to drag them out after 3 1/2 hours. The guys giving the tours were very knowledgeable. Some were veterans and were really passionate about how these planes and how they played an important part in our nations history.

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

Thanks, Jonas I took great pleasure in showing your comments about the "old guys" to our wonderful volunteer docents! More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a wonderful museum for aviation buffs. We enjoyed the laid back pace and we will be back when we can spend more time here...

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Thank mikeyt62
mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Please do come back often, and since you live near us, think about becoming a volunteer! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are interested in WWI and WWII aviation, this place is amazing! There are 4 different hangars, displaying different types of airplanes. The docents are very knowledgeable and willing to give fun facts and answer questions. Even if you don't like history, the planes themselves are just beautiful to look at. We are bringing our son back to fly... More 

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

We're delighted that you had a great time and look forward to your return so that your son can go flying with us! More 

New Hope, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoy this museum. I have now visited three times over the past 7 years. We live in Pennsylvania, so it's quite a trip and we go for summer vacation. The airplanes are amazing. The tour guides are extremely knowledgeable. Yet, my review focuses on a different issue. My son and I visited again a couple of days ago.... More 

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

Hi, Daniel - Hi, Daniel Thanks so much for your kind comments about the museum. I was there the day you and your son visited, and I am proud of the way our staff and volunteers treated both of you. Anyone who loves these old planes as much as your son does deserves to be treated like one of our... More 

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