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National Air and Space Museum
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Private Guided Tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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Private Smithsonian Combo Tour: Museum of American History Plus Air and Space...
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Small Group Tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer and Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Paramus, New Jersey
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Whats not to love?”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

So many interesting historical facts in this place. If you find anything about flight interesting, you need to spend several hours here. They offer imax showings and it is just a nice place to leisurely walk around and learn a thing or two.

Visited August 2012
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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Interactive”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

Nice place to take your kids. They really entertain themselves with the exhibit and the Museum offers a full size McDonalds so you can always have lunch there or grab a snack. Very spacious to walk around as you need when you have kids and strollers with you.

Visited August 2012
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Harwinton, Connecticut
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“The National Mall, Washington, D.C.”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

Fantastic stop for any space history fan! I grew up in the start of the space age and have always been fascinated by the story. Here's a way to get very personal with America's space program. Best times to visit are between Labor Day and Easter.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Fun place to go”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

This museum is very interesting. It is educational and, at the same time, fun to visit. Adults, kids, everyone can enjoy it. I am an aerospace engineer myself, and still learned a lot during this visit.
Beware that it is extremely crowded, especially because of its wide audience. But it is worth the detour, nevertheless.

Visited July 2012
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Keene, New Hampshire
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“Great Family Visit”
Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

We took our nine year old son to this museum for a half day. It is really very entertaining with several interesting exhibits from early flight to space travel. While being able to touch a moon rock was high on his list the actual rock is small and anticlimactic. Still the rest of the museum made up for it. We tried the flight simulator (extra charge for this) and it was okay. The planetarium show was excellent. A half day seemed like the right amount of time but then again it was not crowded when we were there.

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