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“Let down”
Review of Air Zoo

Air Zoo
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Portage
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: With 100+ rare and unique air & spacecraft, amazing interactive exhibits, "hands-on" science experiences, indoor amusement park rides, full-motion flight simulators, a 4D theater, and much, much more, the Air Zoo in Portage, MI is your one-stop spot for educational family fun! Voted the #1 Museum in Michigan by American Towns Media and the "Best of Michigan" website, and also as the "Best Place to Spend the Day With Your Family" and "Best Place to Take Out of Towners", the Air Zoo is standing by to entertain and educate, and truly has something for everyone!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Brought the kids here before and it was worth it for 10.00 for a wrist band. Now it is 10.00 to get in. 16.50 if you want a wrist band to ride. It is interesting and we like the exhibits but for the children it is just to much to being them here any more. The staff had no social skills and looked half asleep.

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Reviewed July 25, 2013

It had been five years since I had seen the Air Zoo - wow have they grown. I was going to see one airplane - the XP-55 Ascender - for research purposes, but took a quick turn through everything. The new Space and rockets section is simply amazing! somewhere the have found some very skilled model builders and display teams. Kids will love it - and space historians will find it very complete.
Do not miss the Annex - the original Air Zoo - you can walk or drive - I'd drive if it was hot or looking like rain. The Ford Tri-Motor was giving rides - special weekend thing - but the exhibits inside are good for devotees of aviation history - do understand it is a restoration type facility now, so the planes are not arranged in historical order or even easy to get around - but that is understood.

Thank NewillDB
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

A great facility that is artful and interesting. Graphic design of floor and walls is a plus for the display of aerospace artifacts. Aircraft from nearly every era of flight are on display. They are in great condition and well displayed.

It was shocking to see so many large military planes inside an air conditioned building. There were kiddie rides for the little ones and the challenge of flight simulators for the bigger kids of all ages. The theater shows a mix of 4-D flight and 2-D film of photos from the ISS. Both were interesting and educational.

Thank Greg L
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Our family really enjoyed this place. If you like aviation and space travel this is the place for you. Good for adults and children. My nine year old really liked the flight simulators. Rides for small and older children. An adult could spend hours reading and viewing all the historical and educational stuff. It has a covered picnic area which we discovered by accident. It would be better if they mentioned that on their website. We brought lunch and it was a good place to eat. Buy the all ride wristband so you can just do everything. Typical gift shop. Cafe upstairs but we did not use it. Definitely a winner in our opinion. We spent all day there.

Thank Unsworth7
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

My boyfriend and I were looking for something to do on a Sunday afternoon when the weather wasn't quite nice enough for swimming. I'm not much for museums but this place was pretty cool. We spent a couple hours and looked at the planes, saw a short movie, and went on some of the rides. The flight simulator was a lot of fun, and even some of the kiddie rides were fun for us. Seems like a cool place for people of any age.

Thank RayRay16
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