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National Naval Aviation Museum
Ranked #1 of 111 things to do in Pensacola
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Experience the magic of flight at the National Naval Aviation Museum! See over 4,000 artifacts and 150 aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Aviation. Ride the flight simulators or catch all the drama and power of amazing IMAX films. Dine in the authentic Cubi Bar Cafe and take home the spirit of Naval Aviation with a unique memento from the Flight Deck Store. Spend a cool day inside the Museum and experience Hands-on-History! New Naval Air Station Entrance: All visitors to the National Naval Aviation Museum, Fort Barrancas and Pensacola Lighthouse who do not possess a Department of Defense identification card or are unescorted by the holder of a Department of Defense identification card, will be required to enter the installation via the West Gate located off Blue Angel Parkway.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Great Place to go Very Big and a lot of fun too. No charge to get in. Lots of planes. Do not forget the Fort Next door.

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

I went kicking and screaming. I don't like museums, I had company from Mn visiting and they wanted to go. Needless to say I LOVED IT. It was huge. I had a lot of fun. A great place to hit when in Pensacola.

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

The museum is small enough not to take forever to see.
the exhibits are displayed in an interesting manner. It is amazing to see some of the planes and ponder how they ever got off the ground. The retired service men make the exhibits come alive with their expertise and enthusiasm.

Thank O5722CEvirginiam
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

I have been visiting this museum since I was a kid and I am never disappointed! This is a must see if you are visiting Pensacola. There's so much to do and see, plan to spend an entire day here! The cafe is open on the weekends only and we love eating there while we visit. I've been to the air and space museum in D.C. and I honestly love this one so much more.

Thank ErikaB321
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

Now, anyone with any knowledge of aviation knows that Pensacola is synonymous with the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron that travels the nation each year representing the best of U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Aviation. And where can you actually meet these extraordinary flyers, and actually see the planes up-close? That would be at the National Naval Aviation Museum, of course!

And with an Imax Theatre, simulators, and much more, you haven't even begun to scratch the surface. Actually located on the air station, remember that you must present your valid photo identification. This almost makes the process even more exciting... like you are about to visit something so exclusive and amazing that you must go through added security. This is totally worth leaving the sun for a few hours.

Or maybe an entire day, because over 150 aircraft and spacecraft are on display... some that you may even climb inside, or run your hand down the wing. There is even a trolley tour that takes you to see what is displayed behind the hangar.

And the main word to remember for all of this is FREE. General entry to this magnificent museum is FREE. The parking is FREE. There are also guided tours available for a minimal cost of... FREE. (I must occasionally jest with this complete concept of complimentary, as that it rarely exists!) The only time you will pull out your wallet is for premium offerings, such as the Imax or simulators... or to grab a bite at the Cubi Bar Cafe, or pick up a replica plane at the Flight Deck Store.

This is a MUST VISIT when you are in Pensacola, and considering that it is a free attraction, with no worry of feeding a meter or paying by the hour for parking, there is really no excuse for not spending the entire afternoon!

Visit the museum online for additional information, or call 850-452-3604.

Thank Angela A
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