I've visited DC 6 times in the past 6 years so I've been to almost all of the museums and monuments. This year, with just a couple of hours of free time I decided to venture a bit away from town to visit the Space Shuttle Discovery and see what other treasures I could find.
I was THRILLED with the results. This museum puts the National Air and Space Museum to shame. Obviously the location prohibits the same type of access and you do have to pay $15 to park, but I found that the out of the way nature of the museum also means there are less crowds and since the museum is so huge (REALLY HUGE) you do not feel crowded, rushed and claustrophobic.
The highlights and center piece of the museum really is the SR-71 and Discovery. I was giddy with excitement to see what is probably the most impressive airplane ever invented (SR-71) and then I was flabbergasted by the size of the Space Shuttle. It absolutely exceeded my expectations in every way.
Other neat artifacts include a Concord and the Enola Gay.
I didn't have time to watch the movies or do anything like that, I was in an out in 90 minutes but I will probably return for the other features during next year's trip. I'm also inspired to see the other two Space Shuttle exhibits.
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