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Pima Air & Space Museum

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Address: 6000 E Valencia Rd, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, AZ 85756-9403
Phone Number: 520-574-0462
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Be amazed at one of the world's largest aircraft collections: including 2+...

Be amazed at one of the world's largest aircraft collections: including 2+ hangars of World War II planes, supersonic spyplanes, the world's smallest bi-plane, plus many other unique private, military and commercial air & spacecraft documenting the evolution of flight. Friendly docents augment your visit. Only Pima Air & Space offers the bus tour of the "Boneyard"/AMARG (M-F only, no holidays) plus offers its own tram tour of the museum's 80 acres of one-of-a kind planes daily (additional fees). You can actually touch "aviation history" including "Freedom One" (that flew the American 444-days-in-Iran hostages home), presidential crafts, planes that launched astronauts, delivered life-saving food/fuel, etc. and others with wingspans the length of a football field... Ogle helicopters, MiGs, an Oscar, a rare German buzz bomb, a moon rock and much more. 300 aircraft, 80 acres, 5 indoor air-cooled hangars. Just plane awesome!

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Great for multiple visits

Great tour with a knowledgeable docent. Indoor hangers great for the hot weather. I visit the museum two or three times a year as a member. Love to show out of town visitors.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great tour with a knowledgeable docent. Indoor hangers great for the hot weather. I visit the museum two or three times a year as a member. Love to show out of town visitors.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best aviation museums anywhere. Even more impressive as it is funded entirely by private contributions. One of the few places where you can see the SR-71 Blackbird, Russian fighter jets and a Boeing 787 all at the same time (in addition to many many others). The museum also offers a trip to the boneyard on a bus.... More 

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Ballan, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Pima Air and Space museum is one of the largest in the world (I think they said the third largest in the USA - hard to imagine bigger ones). There are several hangers - unfortunately my time did not allow me to visit more than one. I also took a 50 minute tram ride around the outside areas (there... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A copious assortment of historical planes and aerospace items to see inside air-conditioned hangers and out in the open desert, so it can be hot depending on the time of year that you visit. A few of the planes are very unusual, uncommon and odd looking and are interesting to see. The volunteer staff is friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable.... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a lot of fun here. Loads of aircraft to see. Great indoor exhiblts as well. It's hot and dusty outside so stay hydrated.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The price is high for what you get. It was a bit boring, would have been better to have someone give you highlights of the particular jet/ plane etc.

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Eloy, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Pima Air & Space Museum has an amazing collection of historical air craft. There are many indoors with written explanations and stories as well as an outdoor field as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great variety of important and unusual vintage military aircraft. You can walk around and see the planes on your own and then take a shuttle to see the famous "graveyard" of older aircraft that are in storage there or waiting for disassembly

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Got out of town visitors. Don't know what to do with them ? Take them here. It's a wonderfull example of the progression of flight and of history. Just stunning.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is excellent. The walk outdoors to see the old planes and jets is a lot of fun. Plan on wearing good walking shoes and carrying plenty of water as this walk can be long and hot. Inside the hangers are hundreds of planes. Don't mis the SR-71! The docents who work there are very willing to answer questions... More 

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