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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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“Best Museum Ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Visited the center July 24th 2013 and had a great time. The museum was awesome, and had tons of aircraft to see. Is was a perfect place to visit first, my kids really enjoyed seeing the Blackbird from the movie transformers and the space shuttle. The observation tower was great, we were able to listen to pilots talking to Dulles tower and see the planes landing. The museum had a excellent layout and it did not feel crowded or confined. I would recommend you become a member of the Smithsonian, only 12.00 dollars. The membership allowed the family to receive 10% discount on the gifts we bought at all the museums. It paid for itself over the 4 day trip. I will be back!

Visited July 2013
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“Great DC attraction away from DC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Whether you live around the corner or are staying at a suburban hotel on Dulles corridor. This is a great 2-3 hour visit to actually see all the planes up close, the Shuttle, Stealth Bomber/Fighter, etc. and then catch an IMAX film. Great for those of us living in LoCo, great for all.

Visited July 2013
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Chantilly, Virginia
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“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a great attraction for the entire family, and especially for aviation fans, with exhibits ranging from early aircraft up to the space shuttle. Done right, a visit to the Udvar-Hazy Center will take several hours. Admission is free, but there is a $20 parking fee. It is also located near the Sully Plantation, so the family can make a day of it without having to drive out of the way. Both venues are located on Route 28, a major transportation route in the region. Chantilly is also just a short drive from the Manassas National Battlefield Park.

Visited May 2013
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Virginia
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“Great place all year round”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Udvar-Hazy is a frequent trip for my family. There always seems to be something new or something changing. The museum is never exactly the same twice. The docents are outstanding! If you're lucky, like we have been a number of times, you'll find a docent that is just hanging out. Ask them a question, listen with interest, and the next thing you know they'll be leading you around on a private tour. My three year old is fascinated by their stories and loves to ask them questions. They are always patient in answer the typical three year old question, "Why?"

Visited June 2013
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“Must See! Free parking after 4:00 - Open till 5:00”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Being able to walk around the aircraft so up close is amazing. You can't touch them or walk under then, but you get pretty darn close. The space shuttle sighting is surreal, as well as the Air France Concord and the Enola Gay. It's great for kids because of the wide open space of being inside the hanger among the planes. If you have time for extended stay, go see a movie in the iMAX theater, and spend the time in line to go up into the tower and see the planes coming in for landing at Dulles. On a clear day, the views are amazing. If you go after 4:00, the parking is free (pay $12 or $15 per carload), no admission, but you won't have time for the movies, maybe the tower and most of the planes.

Visited January 2013
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