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“Nice, a little outdated”

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.
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Solon, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Nice, a little outdated”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

We stopped by on a hot summer day over 4th of July weekend, this was probably not the best time to come......it was beyond crowded which may have tainted my experience a bit. There is in fact a lot to see but the exhibits look old and tired; yes, I realize that most of what's here is "historical" in nature but I am referring to the signs, railings, other pieces of the structure. When I compare this to the other Smithsonian museums, it seems to be the most in need of a touch up. I will come back again during a less crowded time.

Visited July 2013
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Really cool!!”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

Save a good amount of time to go there. It is really nice! Also, try not to go on a time that it is full, because there are many nice things to interact to and when it's full it is harder... I would guess that going early in the morning would be a better choice if you are into air and space things. Finally, don't miss touching a moon stone :)

Visited December 2013
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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“An extensive collection but too much in one space”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

The sheer scale of the number of objects in the Air and Space museum is impressive however I felt that this was also a negative which so much crammed into each hall it was difficult to interpret individual items.

Visited January 2014
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Rexburg, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Never enough time!”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

We loved the Air and Space Museum. My husband is a history/air/space nut, and he likes to make sure he takes in every nook and cranny. However, on this visit, they closed early for a special event, so be sure to check online for any unusual closing times, or ask when you go in. Plan a couple of hours for any Smithsonian Museum you visit.

Visited February 2013
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Studio City
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“Just what you expected”
Reviewed January 30, 2014

This is a wonderful place to visit with or without children. My family (wife + 14 year old son) and I really had a fun time. Even though we visited during the off season and during the week be prepared for lots of people also visiting when you're there. I can only imagine what it's like during the summer. I can see where the experience wouldn't be nearly as much fun then. Everything there is pretty much a highlight by the way. Everywhere you turn there's something interesting to see.

Visited December 2013
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