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“Have to go to this museum for an entire day”

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, Air and Space Museum
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Small Group Tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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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 September 8, 2013 via mobile

There is literally so much to see in this building it's hard to cut it down to a few hours
Spend so much time near Apollo and Travels to the Moon the is 2 or the huge sides theaters learning centers and small clips
I have to go back
I would recommend!!

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

You can't go to the Smithsonian and not see this museum. We go every time we go to DC but I am disappointed every time. Maybe it's because we live in Dayton and have been to the Air and Space Museum here (many many many more planes and space exhibits), or maybe it's because this museum is always crowded, but I just don't care for it. Our kids feel the same way. I think some of the exhibits are just dated and the gift shop could be so much more.

Thank SfdbMD
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

The museum is HUGE and fascinating. Be prepared for ALLOT of walking and time on your feet. Comfy shoes are a must. Thankfully, the museum offers a good number of benches on which to rest. The exhibits in the museum are truly wondrous. We enjoyed being so close to Armstrong's actual flight suits and the real Apollo capsule. Seeing the planes flown by Amelia Earhart, Lindbergh, and other famous people was awe inspiring. Touching a moon rock and listening to actual NASA recordings really brought it all home. It took us the entire day to make it through most of the museum before they closed at 5:30pm. We need to return to visit the last two wings that we missed. There are enough interactive displays to keep youngsters interested as well as a cell phone audio tour that guides you through the museum. Staff was readily available to answer any questions and everyone that we met was very friendly and helpful. There is a McCafe in the museum where we took a mid-day lunch break. I dislike McDonalds, but it was the only food offered in the museum. We may leave the museum to find a better eatery on our next visit and simply return to resume the visit after eating. But that is the only disappointment, if I can even call it that. The museum is so well laid-out and easy to navigate. Extremely well done. We can hardly wait for a return visit.

Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Interesting museum with tons of historical items. make sure to also go to the other air and space museum out next to dulles airport. Entrance was free. Go in the off season to avoid crowds.

Thank km10153
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

The space part of this museum was more interesting to me. I didn't have much interest in the plane history. There's lots of reading to do as you go along. If you are a plane lover this is the place for you!

Thank debbie L
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