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“Awesome but a little dated”

National Air and Space Museum
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
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
Reviewed July 23, 2013

My husband and I are a little nerdy so it was awesome to be able to see the artifacts you read about in history books like Sputnik and the Apollo 11 capsule. You can even touch a moon rock. We went to an IMAX movie about the hubble telescope which was beautiful and interesting. We felt like kids again. My only negative comment would be that it felt dated in places. I find it strange to think of a museum as dated but with data up to the mid-80s in some exhibits presented as present day, it felt like it needed a little update.

Thank Megan H
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

This museum was open from 10 a.m till 7:00 p.m. daily. Free If you are interested in the simulators this will cost money. Food court is there and it is extremely busy. Be prepared to wait in lines, but it does go by smoothly. Enjoyed this museum immensely.

Thank Dapplelady
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

I can't believe these museums are free. These are excellent and the air and space museum is just amazing. It is also worth checking out the museum at Dulles. It costs $15 to park, but it is amazing

Thank Jason G
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

I went on a Sunday afternoon and it was so crowded I could not get a good look at any of the exhibits. The rockets were very cool, as were the airplanes, but it was just way too crowded to really get into the areas. The exhibits are definitely dated and showing their age. I would suggest going at opening time or during the week. The weekend is just too crowded.

Thank theladyknownascady
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Awakens the child in you. To see full sized aircraft,and in many cases the ACTUAL,REAL aircraft (not a mock up) that made history such as Lindbergh's Spirit of St.Louis is incredible. Always busy and plenty of regular free tours.

Thank MarkyMark383
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