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“Very nicely done.”

Air Mobility Command Museum
Ranked #1 of 35 things to do in Dover
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located on the Dover Air Force Base, this museum showcases the history of military aviation through exhibits and a sizeable collection of planes that have been used throughout history.
Prior Lake, Minnesota
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very nicely done.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

The museum focus is on transport aircraft a few I flew on and others I saw while I served from 1966 to 1970. Several of the planes were open. The C141 had examples of 3 configurations. Air Evac, Troop Carrier and Cargo. The displays in the hanger were very nicely done and informative. Really like the Berlin Air liff and the one on the evacuation of Vietam at the end.

Visited October 2011
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Sydney, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Aircraft Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2011

This museum is well worth the visit for aviation enthusiasts. The museum covers the range of aircraft that have operated from Dover with emphasis on transport aircraft (not surprisingly).
The museum often open up some aircraft for inspection. As part of the USAF museum network, a few aircraft are unique to the museum.
A highlight is the B-17 display, one of the best I have seen.

Visited October 2011
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Hamilton
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best aircraft museum I've have seen!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2011

This is not your typical aircraft museum. First there are very interesting aircraft within the historic hanger - so bad weather is not an issue. Second , there are a lot of aircraft outside the hanger and you can go inside some of them. Third, the educational exhibits are very compelling and easy for non-pilot-types to understand. Fourth, there are simulators you can use (and one is to try and refuel a plane in flight). And there is a fabulous gift shop.

And best of all . . it's FREE!!

Visited December 2011
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Wilmington, Delaware
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661 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 616 helpful votes
“An up-close great aviation museum for young & old”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2011

I just can't believe this great museum survives on donations, because this place is loaded with U.S Air Force mobility (transport) aircraft, that I doubt can be found easily in one place elsewhere. There is an extensive group of displays inside that are hosted by courteous outgoing volunteers, who truly care about sharing the history of this aviation command. Adults will love it, and kids can get their hands on almost everything. Hint: If you're on your way to/from the beach, it's a great stop. I live a little more than an hour away, and find a reason to stop there at least once a year. They continue to add aircraft to the tarmac static display. Check the website for hours. They are CLOSED on Mondays.

Visited August 2011
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upstate NY
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39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great place - if you're into old aircraft”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2011

My husband really wanted to stop here. This free, fairly small museum is worth visiting if you're in the neighborhood. You can learn quite a bit about the history of the planes especially the large transport planes associated with Dover Air Force Base. Not many of the planes were open for entering when we were there, but a volunteer was busy assembling a large model railroad display for the Christmas season.

Visited November 2011
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