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“Marvellous Place!”

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Ranked #1 of 64 things to do in Dayton
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

If you love airplanes this is a must see! There is so much of it that you must plan for several days if you, like me, enjoy all the background information that is displayed eveywhere. The information is concise but gives you the setting in which the planes were active. For me who grew up during the war in South East Asia it was a welcome refresher of what took place during those years. There are also numerous short videos running in various places giving background information with actual footage.
The whole place is very enjoyable with the exception of the restrooms which certainly needs to be raised to a higher level of cleanliness.

Thank Harald J
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Wow, what a museum! Its dedicated to aviation history and the USAF. The museum has a very impressive collection of both civilian and military airplanes that are housed in three huge hangers plus some outside on the tarmac. They are hoping to add a forth hanger in the future. We went on a Saturday in August, stayed for 6 hours and saw almost half of the exhibits. It was crowded but we still had plenty of space to move around the exhibits. We keep saying that we should have planned the trip for two days. My husband is retired Air Force pilot so his interest was much greater than mine and he would have liked at least three full days there. There is also an impressive Holocaust exhibit on display which was very informative and well done. We didnt travel with any kids but there were many families there with kids of all ages and except for a newborn we didnt hear any complaints. There were sections of the museum for kids (and adults) to try the hands-on exhibits. There are two eateries on the premisis. We ate in the upstairs restaurant near the front of the museum where they served cafeteria style. Prices were below average, food was very acceptable...much better than the typical fast food places. They also house a 400-seat IMAX theater where we saw a 3-D movie on fighter pilots. The theater was about half full and the seats were comfy. Our only complaint was at the end of the day we realized how tired our legs and feet were from standing for that long. We hope to go back again but we will definitely plan on a multi-day visit.

1  Thank Teri C
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

unbeliveable. i have seen pictures of these planes but in person WOW. if you like military matters or airplanes in general this is worth the trip. plus it's free

Thank dadstoy
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

If you or your children like history and/or aviation, this is a must see! You could literally spend an entire day there because there is so much to see and read.

Thank guinnessbaker
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

I recently retired from the Air Force, so I may be a bit partial to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force (NMUSAF). I go several times a year; usually when we have friends or relatives that come to town. My wife, on the other hand, is not into aviation history, so her enthusiasm isn’t as peaked as mine.

The NMUSAF constantly changes it’s exhibits around and frequently adds new displays. This adds for a new experience each time. Now, with the addition of the Space Shuttle trainer, it’s even more exciting. The best part is that it’s all free.

I recommend the NMUSAF for people of all ages. There is so much history in there; so make sure you have plenty of time. I’d plan on making a day of it. That way you can take your time and visit/read each exhibit.

Thank Mike B
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