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“Great History for Free” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of NRA National Firearms Museum

NRA National Firearms Museum
Ranked #1 of 34 things to do in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Small museum that highlights the long history of firearms.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Fairfax, VA
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great History for Free”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Firearms have shaped our history and the National Firearms Museum is a great place to learn. They have a great collection of firearms and a guarantee that you will learn something new. The best part is that it is FREE. Check out the the NRA Cafe after you visit.

Visited October 2013
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Fairfax, Virginia
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116 reviews
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“Excellent, World-Class Collection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Whatever your 2nd amendment views, or opinion of the NRA leadership, if you have any interest in firearms and firearm history this is a must see. The collection is amazingly comprehensive and includes some historically significant pieces. You could easily spend 3 or 4 hours here, especially if, like me, you are a "completionist" and just have to read all the arcane facts on each exhibit. And you cannot beat the price!!

Visited October 2013
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Henderson, Nevada
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“Great Place to See the History of Firearms”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Went here with my children several years back on a whim. I was totally surprised at the amount of history in this place. They have all kinds of weapons used by all kinds of people. We spent most of the morning here and had a great time. The kids especially loved it. Easy to get to and plenty of parking

Visited March 2013
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Fairfax, Virginia
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68 reviews
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“A Hidden Treasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a real treasure of our history and if you have an hour or two days there is plenty to see and learn plus its free, easy parking and even a cafe for breakfast, snoacks or lunch.

Visited November 2013
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“Great piece of America, extremely well done FREE museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013

If you are interested in firearms and history, you NEED to go here! Every firearm in the history of the world seemed to be there, and along with it a great story to tell for each section. Incredible firearms, beautifully laid out exhibits with anything you'd ever want to know about almost any firearm that ever existed. Best of all it is FREE! Very nice gift shop as well, plan on spending at least 2 hrs here.

Visited October 2013
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