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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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Easton, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Aviation History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

This is a great place to visit and take a walk through the History of Aviation. There is a gift shop and a McDonalds. It is two levels with stairs or you can take an elevator. There are places to seat throughout if you need to rest. There is so much to see from The Wright Brothers, Space Shuttle, Space Capsule, Astronaut Suits, Military Planes, Lindbergh, Historical Souvenirs on display and more. There is a Simulator that you can try for a small fee. We have been there a couple of times and highly recommend it.

Visited May 2013
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“Be prepared to say "wow"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

Have you been close enough to a space shuttle to practically touch it?? Well here at the Steven Udvar-Hazy museum, you can ALMOST touch the space shuttle Discovery. In addition to the space wing of the museum, there are planes, helicopters, and all kinds of information about flight. Lots for kids young and old. You can stroll through the walkways of the museum and just look at the planes and other aircraft, or you can take time to read about each one. It costs $15 per car and there is a nice gift shop as well. Also available are hands on activities and IMAX. The kids will be entertained fully. It also has an observation tower, but be prepared to stand in line for that one.
One thing to remember - you cannot walk through any planes. You will SEE the Concorde, but you will not walk through or sit in any seats for instance.
Other than that - you can't get much closer than this museum to learning about aviation and space.

Visited July 2013
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Fredericton, Canada
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“You have to see this!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is an amazing facility that is well worth the travel time to get there. There is something for every type of aviation enthusiast. It seems really well thought out; every walkway offered a different but clear perspective of the exhibits. You could easily spend the day there. You do need to put some thought into how to get there though - a cab ride from DC is expensive, transit can take a couple of hours and it only goes from Dulles but there is a shuttle (for $0.50) from Dulles to the museum.

Visited July 2013
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“amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

went yesterday with my family. It is an amazing museum housing the Discovery space shuttle , an Air France Concord plane and a large selection of early planes, fighter planes and commercial planes. It is free to enter, and you can also get free guided tours, but will have to pay $15 parking fee. The museum is very clean, the bathrooms extremely clean. The shuttle simulator os $7, I did not think that the experience is worth it. There is a Cesna where your kids can enter into it and take photos while moving the rudder.
All in all it is an excellent attraction that is worth a trip...

Visited July 2013
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“Worth the Drive away from DC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

Lots of things to see & do at this Air & Space Museum for all ages. Besides all the different generations of airplanes & rockets, they had simulators for brave people (extra fee), Imax movies, and some hands on displays. There is also a large McDonalds inside, that makes all the young people happy. Lots of great photo spots in & outside.

Visited June 2013
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