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“Super place to visit”

Pima Air & Space Museum
Ranked #3 of 304 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 November 14, 2012

This was a great place to visit. I spent most of my time on the grounds viewing the outdoor displays. The aircraft are spread out well and permit lots of views without feeling crowded by other display pieces. A lot of visitors appear to ride the tour only, but I thought walking gave an amazing opportunity to be close to these huge machines. The inside exhibits were a little tight. One of my primary reasons to visit was to see the SR71 (indoors), but it is really crowded in. Overall, I had a high WOW factor and enjoyed my time. I was here for about 2 1/2 hours. Another 1 1/2 hours would have let me see everything, but it was still good value.

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

This was a fantastic display of airplanes of all descriptions. We did a "walking tour" of two hangers with a guide and the riding tour of the grounds. The guides are retired military men and extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the museum and all the planes on the site. There are hundreds of planes all shapes, sizes, colours, uses, ugly, sleek, historic, commercial - and both the guides we had made them come alive with their briefings of what each plane was used for and when. A definite must see in Tucson. Allow at least 3 hrs - all day if you have the time.

Thank IslandWest
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Fantastic air museum. I spent half a day here and really enjoyed it.
The bus boneyard tour is a must also but only runs on weekdays.

Thank Ben B
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

We spent from 9 am to 230pm there and probably could have spent a little longer - we did the tram tour rather than walking around in the still strong October sun and then went back to a couple of planes we wanted to get better pictures of. We did the boneyard tour as well and then spent several hours walking around inside the museum. The planes are civilian and military and include eveything you can imagine from former Air Force Ones to small aircraft. This was one of the main reasons for the Tucson portion of our trip (along with the TItan Missle Museum) and it was well worth the time we spent. Just go and do it all.

Thank Twywn
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

We spent almost the entire day at this place! There is so much to look at, especially if you love airplanes. Fantastic collection and the boneyard tour should not be missed! Already telling people if they go to Tucson, they need to visit this museum!

Thank RedPawPrints
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