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Military Aviation Museum

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Address: 1341 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23457
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+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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Put this place on your "Bucket List" of places you must see while visiiting Virginia Beach!

We went there with family the first time last year (2016) because we heard so many good things about the historical displays there. "There" being two (2) large former aircraft... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Placerville, California
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this museum during a rainy day on family vacation. There were nine of us including three kids 1-6 years old. We spent a good amount of time touring the museum and had fun!

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Placerville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went there with family the first time last year (2016) because we heard so many good things about the historical displays there. "There" being two (2) large former aircraft hangars a few feet from the main 2 story Museum building containing full size aircrafts from the early 1900's to aircraft as recent as a few years ago. Not that... More 

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

Wow! Thanks very much for your enthusiastic report. Our staff and volunteers do focus on creating the best possible experience for our guests. Come back soon, and thanks for being such a great ambassador! More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was completely blown away with the sheer number of planes, memorabilia, and information here. They have separate hangers for World War 1, World War 2, Navy, Air Force, exhibits on women in flight, and the list goes on and on. I'm not even a big Aviation person, but I got completely immersed by the history in this facility. The... More 

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

thank you, John One guest at a time, we're going to try to stop being the best-kept secret in Hampton Roads! We really appreciate guests like you who take the time to tell the world about this "hidden gem". Cheers! More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This collection of aircraft is impressive and a must see! Amazing WWII US Navy and Army Air Corps planes.

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

Thanks, Lisa! Thanks for sharing your enjoyment of our very special museum. I hope the next time you have better weather so you can see more. More 

New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Anyone interested in military aviation history should not miss this great museum. It is an excellent opportunity to get some great up close photos of historic aircraft, many of which are in flying condition. The volunteer guides are very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful on the tours they lead.

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

Thank you! We appreciate your comments about getting "up close" to the planes for photos. Isn't it great to NOT have barriers and ropes around the planes? More 

Eastern Shore of Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is a fantastic display of World I and II fighter planes with an original WW II German hangar to tour, a repair and restoration facility on site, and other Allied and Axis tools of war which are proudly displayed at this museum. The guides are friendly and helpful and will search to the ends to answer any questions you... More 

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

Yes, our dear friend Hans will be missed ... Thanks for all your comments here for others to see! More 

VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting to see all the restored planes as well as see the rural area of Virginia Beach. Particularly intriguing when the planes are flying accompanied by the Virginia Symphony.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really was impressed with the displays they had. Tour guides were wonderful. We had small children and were worried they would get bored. Nope it was so interesting and they kept you moving. Allow yourself plenty of time to see all the buildings and exhibits. If it wasn't raining we could have taken in the dinosaur display outside but enjoyed... More 

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

Thank you! We try very hard to make sure that there are fun things to learn for everyone in the family. we're glad to hear that you had a great time with us! More 

Frederick, Maryland
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102 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Only 20-25 minutes from the Virginia Beach boardwalk, this museum is near the location of an old military airfield (now gone) in Pungo. They have a *huge* collection of WW1 and WW2 aircraft - - and most of them in flying condition! We arrived on a Wednesday morning, and were treated to a tour of hangars crammed with planes, with... More 

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

Thanks, "skyJim"! I used to fly to Frederick almost every Saturday morning for those "$100 breakfasts" at the airport restaurant. A lovely town and a great place to put on the occasional airshow. So glad you enjoyed your visit here, and please do come back as you mentioned for "Warbirds Over the Beach" to see our "girls" flying May 19-21!!... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This collection of aviation assets is impressive. You get a chance to see a wide range of planes and the ability to get up close and personal with many of them. Honestly, the thing that really makes this place so much more enjoyable is the staff. These folks really know exhibits and are in many instances able to give some... More 

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