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National Naval Aviation Museum
Ranked #1 of 107 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: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Spring, Texas, United States
1 review
“Fun for everyone”
Reviewed August 27, 2014

It was a very interesting event. We saw the Blue Angels, but it was extremely hot. So hot, that I wish I had brought an umbrella to protect myself from the excruciating sun. Get there early on the days they fly so you can get a seat.
The museum was huge! You can't see everything in one day. My boys went back the following day to see the rest of the hangers we didn't make it to. The Cubi Club was very good quick food, and the restaurant is a neat place to look around.

Visited August 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“One of the best military museums. Hands down.”
Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Expect to stare at everything. I just loved all the aircraft, including displaying other countries planes. Plan to spend allllllll day. Catch a tour with a vet, or just wander around in awe. Love the Corsair! If you can, watch the blue angels practice. Thrill a minute!

Visited August 2014
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“Don't miss this museum.”
Reviewed August 26, 2014

Dislike: too much to see in one day! The staff are very knowledgeable and make the tour a real treat.
Like: too much to see in one day!

Visited May 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Amazing!!”
Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a "must see" on any trip to or around Pensacola. It is hard to describe the awe you feel upon stepping inside! There is a history of aviation and space travel with many, many aircraft as well as a couple of the space modules on display. Too much to say in a review...Just something no one should miss if they are in the area!! Go back every time I'm in town!!

Visited September 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Great museum plus free admission!”
Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went to the museum primarily for my son who loves planes. We all ended up finding it interesting. They have the actual planes not reproductions. They have a wonderful kid's play area. Kids (and adults) are encourage to climb in several of the planes and pretend. We took the trolley tour (also free). It was a bit hot the day we were there and the the driver/tour guide was difficult to understand from the back of the trolley.

It was a great way to spend a hot afternoon.

Visited August 2014
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