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Military Aviation Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Worth the drive

Great for anyone with any level of interest in the military, aircraft, or past wars. Kids will be... read more

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APrettyLittlePark
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Suffolk, Virginia
Dinosaurs near the street - don't be afraid, fly on up the drive to the museum

Very interesting museum, but you could pass it many times and not know what you were missing. I'm... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
whatkey
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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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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Reviewed yesterday

Great for anyone with any level of interest in the military, aircraft, or past wars. Kids will be fascinated.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank APrettyLittlePark
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting museum, but you could pass it many times and not know what you were missing. I'm not an aviation museum fan, and went because a wedding reception was held in the hangar. Amazingly, having the run of the museum with an open bar...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank whatkey
mike P, Senior Docent and Board Member at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your very insightful comments! We have no doubt that thousands of people have passed the "dinosaur park" and never wondered what goes on behind Pungo's little "Jurassic Park"! Sadly, we have all the signage that the City of Virginia Beach will permit,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots to see. We had a great time and will be returning. There are lots of people available to tell you more and answer your questions.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brit P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Brews & BiPlanes event back in October, it was really neat seeing the planes in the air show. The museum was very interesting to visit. Great educational history.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bmoss08
mike P, Senior Docent and Board Member at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks! Seeing "Great War" planes in the air along with the period music and food and drink was a lot of fun! We're delighted that you found the event educational, and hope you visit again soon ...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big collection of WWI and WWII aircraft, machinery, and other equipment. The staff is very knowledgeable and explained what each was used for as they walked along with you. It's a self guided tour but they are there to answer any questions you may have....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lisa A
mike P, Senior Docent and Board Member at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks, Lisa! If you live around the Virginia Beach area, please think about joining us as one of our volunteers? It sounds like you know a great deal about us, so why not? You are correct, of course, with over 70 historic aircraft, and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great! Worth the trip, and one of Va Beach's best attractions! Tour through the hangars was great. Thank you Lar! If you like WWI and WWII aviation, this is the place to be. Friendly and knowledgeable staff! And don't forget to let...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SimplyDean
mike P, Senior Docent and Board Member at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you indeed for your kind remarks. We take our role very seriously at the museum, and our 200+ awesome volunteers do an excellent job of creating a wonderful experience for our guests. Our newest attraction will open to the public in the Spring. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I live inVirginia Beach and this was my third visit. All the employees are very friendly and Lar was a great guide who answered all of our questions.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Moorecraig1
mike P, Senior Docent and Board Member at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much! We'll let Lar know that you thought he did a great job as your docent for the tour! We love that you have become a frequent visitor, and hope you are a member by now! Thanks for helping to spread the work...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is greatest and probably the largest operational collection of vintage military aircraft. The guides are very knowledgeable and flexible in their presentations.More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank medixrun
mike P, Senior Docent and Board Member at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for those kind words! The museum founder's passion for history and flight has produced an amazing collection of iconic aircraft, many of which are maintained in airworthy condition, and our Docent "Guides" are all equally passionate volunteers who give us an astonishing 45,000...More

Reviewed December 11, 2018

It’s hard to believe that a museum of this caliber exists in the middle of Pungo. It’s amazing and the additional shows throughout the year are also great. My family had a wonderful time taking a flight in one of the planes.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank krchupp
mike P, Senior Docent and Board Member at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2018

Thank you for sharing your impressions with the TripAdvisor community! The beautiful rural countryside of southern Virginia Beach adds wonderfully to the feel of the museum and its airfield, doesn't it? We're delighted that you took advantage of the ability to go flying in an...More

Reviewed December 9, 2018

Where do your start? Everything was five stars for us. The tour guides were patient and very informative. It was hard to believe that not only the WWII German airplane collection wonderful but the hanger itself was used in Germany during the war and then...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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mike P, Senior Docent and Board Member at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Thanks, Tom! We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit, and we thank you most sincerely for sharing your experience with others. Please do come back soon. As you've seen, the size of the collection (70 + historic aircraft) is more than most guests can really...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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62marjm
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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June 10, 2016|
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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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Janie D
Boston, Massachusetts
Road trip from MA to NC (0 Replies)
Driving this month to New Bern, NC via Cape May ferry from Massachusetts with a 7 yr old and 3 yr old. Stopping overnight in Wildwood, NJ down and Rehoboth Beach, DE on the return. May stop at Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach. Any other suggestions for keeping young kids entertained on the way? Keeping it to two days of travel. One child has nut allergies to allergy friendly restaurant suggestions welcome too.
April 16, 2015|
katwhl
Minneapolis, MN
St Petersburg - Florida Military Aviation Museum (1 Replies)
Has anyone been to this Museum? I have a 12 year old son who loves planes, particularly military planes. I'm assuming that it will be like most of the others that we have stopped at - a couple hangers with displays and then lots of planes outside that you can look at. Am I right? Are there any you can actually go into? I'm guessing that about an hour would be the right amount of time we would want to spend there, does that sound right? Thanks for any info!
March 29, 2008|