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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 45433-7102
Phone Number: 937 255 3286
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We only had about 5 hours on our visit this time and will have to go to Dayton again to see more of the museum. There is so much to see and do. It is free except for the 3D movies... read more

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Tonawanda, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We only had about 5 hours on our visit this time and will have to go to Dayton again to see more of the museum. There is so much to see and do. It is free except for the 3D movies and simulators. They also have a nice cafe if you are there for lunch. The museum is very family... More 

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Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited 25 years ago and always wanted to return. The newly refurbished museum of flight surpassed my expectations: here you can find example of almost every US Airforce plane every constructed from before the Great War to the present day including fast jets and bombers from every theatre of war. The museum is arranged around four thematic hangars taking... More 

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

This place was fantastic. Free parking, Free admission. My boys are 10, 8 & 5. We were there for 4 hours before they finally just could not walk anymore. All the staff helped in every way possible, with directions, helpfulness and general knowledge of the exhibits. I recommend this to anyone in the Dayton area, but make sure you have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

4 hangars of United States military / Air force history. It was awesome! ! You can spend hours there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The scope of the museum is staggering. The first 3 hangars are a roughly chronologic journey through the history of United States Military Aviaiton. Starting from the Wright brothers ending at today's fighting aircraft. The new 4th hangar contains a mix of space, experimental and Presidential aircraft, including the XB-70 which might be the most impressive, amazing aircraft ever to... More 

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Smyrna, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Growing up in Dayton, and raising my children there, I never realized what a great museum we had until I moved from the area. I now live in the state of Delaware and near another air force base, the people in the area here rave about what an awesome museum this is. I visited it again, to rekindle memories and... More 

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Pennington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can spend as much or as little time a you like. Tours are available. Something for everyone to see. I enjoyed it more as an adult then as a kid during a family vacation.

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you have been in the armed services and or interested in aircraft history this is the place for you to relive some lost memories. If you were a crew member you can recapture a lot of your missions. Relive and share. I personally flew on several of the displayed aircraft during the Vietnam days.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pretty well every air plane that was used in battle is there , from WW 1 to WW 2, Korea, Cold war, Vietnam, Iraq, from bombers to fighters. Excellent explanations of each plane. Also Air Force One from Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy. A very good holocaust section. The size of some of these planes will knock your eyes out.

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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent exhibits if you have any interest in airplanes. If you spend any time reading the displays you could easily spend 2 days here.

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