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“Outstanding”

Pima Air & Space Museum
Ranked #3 of 305 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 March 31, 2013

Be sure to plan on spending some real quality time at the museum. Take the docent led tours to get a real human interest story about the exhibits, they are excellent. Took the bus trip to the boneyard which was interesting, but a little sleep inducing on a hot day. We had a very nice personal experience at the 390th memorial museum. The folks there went out of their way to find information on my great uncle, very cool. As an added great, the ice cream on site is very good! Don't miss this amazing collection.

Thank Dianethewee
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

There are two things that make this place amazing. The vast variety of planes that are on display, beautifully restored, and covering a range of history is one. The second are the interpreters, most of whom are veterans, who can tell you about the displays as well as share stories from their careers flying for the forces.

Even my wife, a non-aviation enthusiast, enjoyed this museum. This is well worth the trip!

P.S. Take the tram tour. It covers a lot of ground and you'll learn a lot about aviation history.

Thank Jon_Tupper
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Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

My sons are crazy about airplanes and in particular WWII era planes. They were so thrilled to study every plane of which there are way to many for this poor mom to count. I am sure we walked several miles inspecting all the planes inside and out. The codes on the signs allow you to use your smartphone to impress your kids with facts a few of which mine didn't already know. Bring water, hats and good walking shoes, unless you can convince your kids to stay in the hangers plan for a 3 hour tour.

Thank Acosy
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

If you are into aircraft this is the holy grail ! The B36 and B58 alone makes a visit worthwhile. Nothing to dislike, most aircraft are positioned so they can be easily photographed.

Thank happytraveller085
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

A very interesting museum, plenty of ex military planes and a few civilian planes to see. You cannot get into the planes or view the cockpits just the exteriors. There are several cool air conditioned hangers, with excellent exhibits. The planes outside are best visited early whilst it's cool or on one of the tram tours (book when you buy your admission ). These can be variable depending on the guide, and can turn into a list of the planes you can see. The AMARG (Boneyard) tour tickets should also be bought on admission. Unfortunately, your view of the decommissioned aircraft is severely limited by the military but it's still worth a trip if you are a military aviation enthusiast. The food in the Flight Grill is good value for money.

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