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“Great if you like aviation and history”

Pima Air & Space Museum
Ranked #3 of 286 things to do in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Be amazed at one of the world's largest aircraft collections: including 2+ 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!
Wisconsin, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great if you like aviation and history”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Great collection, marvelous space. Would have liked more information about the planes outside on display. Hangar displays were great.

Visited March 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Thousands of planes”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

If you like airplanes this is for sure a place you want to visit. You can see a lot of them from the second world war to the modern one. You can touch them and enter some simulator. The space section is not so good (I expected something more).

Visited March 2013
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Sun City West, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 359 helpful votes
“Go even if you aren't a plane freak”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

The number of interesting flying machines and exhibits is astounding. There are also docents available to tell you the back stories. Transportation is available to see all the back lot planes, but even just inside is very rewarding.

Visited March 2013
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Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“SO many airplanes!”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

We had a private event here. They did a great job. My dad & brother are airplane nuts - they LOVED this place.

Visited February 2013
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“Amazing, even for the non-airplane buff”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

An astounding collection of warplanes, running from classic WWII aircraft to modern ones. It is huge with multiple exhibit buildings, all stuffed with aircraft and displays. Top notch displays that really give you the feel of what it was like to be an aircrew member back in the day. If the US flew it, it's here....and some foreign planes too.
The boneyard tour is worth the extra time, gives you a feel for just how massive the investment in military air power is.
If you are a military buff or an airplane rivet counter, you could easily spend a full day here. We arrived just after nine, caught the 11:30 boneyard tour, and felt we hadn't seen anywhere close to the whole place in those two and a half hours. No problem taking my spouse, who normally prefers art museums...she was fascinated by it all.

Visited March 2013
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