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National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

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Address: 1100 Spaatz St, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH 45433
Phone Number: 937 255 3286
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Air Force Museum...Awesome!

Excellent museum. Well planned and presented. Comfortable inside. Would be great if they would add a full motion simulator attraction..such as the Space Shuttle trainer. People... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent museum. Well planned and presented. Comfortable inside. Would be great if they would add a full motion simulator attraction..such as the Space Shuttle trainer. People would gladly pay for that experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped in Dayton on our way through to oshkosh. What a great find this museum was. Very large property with something for everyone to enjoy. Definitely worth a trip. We spent a few hours, but could easily spend many more. Recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a huge museum. We had 3 hours and we had to rush through things. Even if you are not a plane enthusiast, you will enjoy the exhibits. The exhibits range from planes from World War I & II, (including plane that dropped nuclear bomb on Nagasaki) and planes from Japanese, Germans and Russians. Planes used in Vietnam &... More 

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Manteno, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic experience. AND the parking fees and entrance fees are non existent. My 4 year old was not bored and really enjoyed the planes and things. The food was fast food, cafeteria style, limited and a little pricey for what you got. But it was OK as the museum was the reason we were there. Don't try to see the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great rainy day activity. Every time I bring the kids, we find something we haven't seen. There is also a nice picnic area to enjoy before your visit. Several opportunities for kids to sit inside different planes. The space part of the museum is a favorite, but I love that many of the aircraft are actually suspended.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must see. History of flight from Kitty Hawk to the B-2 Stealth bomber and space missions. Hundreds of aircraft from all eras including those from other countries. It even has a flying saucer. Several walk thru exhibits including Air Force 1 from 1960's, cargo planes, space shuttle trainer. Cant say enough. The website says 3 hours is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time! From my 3year old grandson to my 46 year old husband enjoyed themselves. Even my 15 year old daughter enjoyed herself.

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Saint Charles, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

For a free museum, its a perfect place to see. There is quite a bit to learn about aviation here. They have added an entire new building to their exhibit and in all, the entire museum takes a while to get through, depending on how much you read vs walk. It was quite busy for a Monday, with all ages... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a huge museum with four large hangers. The displays are arranged by era, Beginning of aviation through World War One, the period between the wars, etc. The displays are well documented and creatively designed and explained. When you get to the cold war you begin to see planes overhanging each other, they get really huge. There is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is AWESOME if you are the least bit interested in aviation! 4 hangers full of displays as well as chance to walk through presidental planes and mock up of space shuttle! If you are in Dayton area, worth the trip but wear good walking shoes!!!

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