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“A Must See”

National Air and Space Museum
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Private Guided Tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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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.
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Redmond, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A Must See”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Whether a child or an adult, you will not fail to be impressed with our achievements in technology and exploration.

Visited August 2013
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Could be so much better...”
Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

I'm gonna preface by saying I am an aviation fan, but by no means an enthusiast. That being said, it was cool to see the Wright flyer and the Spirit of St. Louis. What made this less than stellar for me was the other guests at the museum. People were rude and inconsiderate. I understand wanting to get pictures and read about different things, but have courtesy for others. Read, take your pictures, move along. Don't push others so you can get closer. Wait your turn. It's pretty simple.

Visited August 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Look how far we've come UP into the wild blue yonder”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

If you are married to a lover of flight, a person with the history of flight crammed into his or her brain, then you can see real planes that made history in the aviation world. There are interactive stations many more obscure facts can be found housed in this museum. It is amazing to me how they get those big birds off the ground, to control the landings and takeoffs and apply the properties of physics, geometry, and trigonometry like Johnny on the Spot. Girls interested in math, science and physics (meteorology couldn’t hurt). You will see real planes from THE Spirit of St Louis, Wright Flyer, parts of other famous air and space gadgets, foods, and yes the burning question is answered. You can read about flight heroes, their missions and unfortunately their mishaps. As with other museums, find a nice docent to help you out.

Visited December 2012
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Yuba City, CA, USA
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“Third time here and still havent seen it all...”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

This is the best museum for those who love the history of flight... see the Lindburg plane hanging over your head or the Apollo 11 space craft that returned from the moon. So much to see here and enjoy.

Visited August 2013
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close to Wuerzburg
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“Great place not only for air and space geeks”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

A high-quality exhibition which combines fast facts with a lot of fun. This is for the whole family, even more so if interested in air and space. They have many original artifacts (like the Apollo 11 capsule) and great explanations. If you are real air & space geek, a visit to the sister facility at Dulles airport (40 minute drive) is highly recommended.

Visited August 2013
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