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“A airplane lover's idea of heaven”

Pima Air & Space Museum
Ranked #3 of 288 things to do in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Be amazed at one of the world's largest aircraft collections: including 3 hangars of World War II planes, supersonic spyplanes, the world's smallest bi-plane, plus many other unique private, military and commercial air & spacecraft documenting the evolution of flight. Friendly docents augment your visit. Only Pima Air & Space offers the bus tour of the "Boneyard"/AMARG (M-F only, no holidays) plus offers its own tram tour of the museum's 80 acres of one-of-a kind planes daily (additional fees). You can actually touch "aviation history" including "Freedom One" (that flew the American 444-days-in-Iran hostages home), presidential crafts, planes that launched astronauts, delivered life-saving food/fuel, etc. and others with wingspans the length of a football field... Ogle helicopters, MiGs, an Oscar, a rare German buzz bomb, a moon rock and much more. 300 aircraft, 80 acres, 5 indoor air-cooled hangars. Just plane awesome!
phoenix oregon
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“A airplane lover's idea of heaven”
Reviewed February 29, 2012

IF you love aircraft this is a must! I dropped my husband off and went to the gem and mineral show!

Visited February 2012
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Whitefish, Montana
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“Like none other”
Reviewed February 29, 2012

So much to see. You need more than the afternoon I dedicated to it. There were planes just sitting there that I have read about and never expected to see.

Visited February 2012
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Salem, OR
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“Do not miss”
Reviewed February 28, 2012

If it is summer go early or hit the air conditioned Hangers.

Outstanding display. Try to catch the B-17 Pilots talk, ask questions.

Visited February 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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“Absolutely worth visiting.”
Reviewed February 28, 2012

I never realized how many different aircraft have been built for war time use. It is a very good tour with very knowledgable docents and well worth the money. One caveat, the tram seats are very hard and if you have a bad back you need to really want to see the airplanes!

Visited February 2012
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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“Military Focus”
Reviewed February 28, 2012

Interesting tour inside a hangar (walking) as well as an outside tour via a tram travelling by various aircraft...my son who is a pilot was intrigued, but much of the content of the tours was geared towards military (using some military-speak as well)...the outside tour gets a little monotonous (after driving past the 40th plane, it gets a little tiring)...

I believe that little kids would get boared quite easily (especially on the outdoor tour)...nonetheless, the aircraft seen up close (lots of Korean War and Vietnam War planes) gives you a special appreciation of the skills of our military personnel.

Visited February 2012
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