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“A lot to See”

Pima Air & Space Museum
Ranked #3 of 300 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!
Portage Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A lot to See”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

I did both the Air Museum and the Bone Yard tours plus spent time on my own. Now to start with I was with a group and this was part of our trip, in general myself I probably wouldn't have gone out of my way to see a field full of old planes, I was pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed it. The volunteer guides they have REALLY make this an excellant exhibit. A lot of these volunteers are Vets that really know their stuff and enjoy sharing. I enjoyed the Bone Yard most but the Museum is really upfront and personal, and then again there is a lot of volunteers roaming around to answer questions. So to sum this up you don't have to be an avid fan of airplanes to enjoy this.

Visited October 2013
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Rochester, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
“Boneyard Tour - a Unique Perspective on Aircraft”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

We skipped the air museum, given limited time and having been to two air museums earlier this year, but we went on the BoneYard tour instead. This was really interesting, educational and different. Vern did a nice job narrating this bus tour. You're not going to find these sights anywhere else. If you like aviation this is a unique experience.

Visited October 2013
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Vallejo, California, United States
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Allow plenty of time”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

With 88 acres of planes and helicopters plus 5 hangers, there is a lot to see. We took the tram tour with an ex-pilot docent who added so much information to the description and purpose of each aircraft. We would not have grasped the unique history of each craft by reading the signs and we wouldn't have walked the 88 acres, so the tram tour really was beneficial. Since we only had time to visit 2 hangers and take the tram tour, we decided we will return another time to see the remainder of the museum.

Visited October 2013
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Litchfield Park, AZ
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wow - impressive collection”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Amazing collection here - experienced and informative staff. We spent over 4 hours and still didn't see everything. There are both space and aircraft exhibits.

Visited September 2013
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Sedona, Arizona
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32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“An Amazing Collection of Airplanes!”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

A short drive from downtown Tucson, this is a "must-see" attraction. There are several hangers full of military and civilian planes, as well as dozens more outside. They are all vintages, starting with a replica of the Wright Brothers plane and continuing to the present day. We took a one-hour walking tour in one of the hangers and a one-hour tram tour of the outdoor aircraft. We only scratched the surface, but we were on overload by that time and decided we had had enough for one day.

Visited October 2013
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