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“If you like planes, visit this museum”

Pima Air & Space Museum
Ranked #5 of 313 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, 10-day Advanced Reservations Required) 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. 350 aircraft, 80 acres, 6 indoor air-cooled hangars. Just plane awesome!
Reviewed September 28, 2012

So much to see at this museum. The volunteers there are very friendly and informative. I found their knowledge and stories about the aircraft really made this experience a great one. Plus they allow dogs all throughout the museum, which is great. With the hot summer temperatures i could not have left them in the car.

Thank katie b
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

I wasn't sure what to expect but when I got there it was amazing! So many planes & history 4 hours wasn't enough to see it all. Take the tour it's informative & a great way to see most everything & learn a little bit about everything there.

Thank Tony S
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

In August we had a friend visit for Vermont. We took him to the Pima Air Museum for the day. As we walked the field Joe looked at a jet, an F14. As he looked the plan over he discovered it was the plan he had flown in the Air Force. Man what a day. The new Cafeteria is great.

Thank Gary C
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

The airfield has over 300 restored historic aircraft, mainly from the Korean and Vietnam War eras, but including WWII and more modern aircraft too. Take the guided tour train (it's too hot to do a walking tour) and the host gives a great comentary about all the aircraft, really making the place live. British & Russian planes are included as well as the American ones. It's especially amazing as there is no government funding. There are lots of hangers dedicated to various aspects of wartime and civilian flight (including space flight material). Every time I'm in Arison I'm drawn back to this super place.

Thank Surbcru
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Need a full day to really see it all. However there is "train" you can ride around and see the outdoor aircraft in a relatively short period of time.

Thank Wander1492
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