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National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

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Address: 1100 Spaatz St, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH 45433-7102
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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When in the Dayton area, the Air Force Museum is a must see. We spent two days at the museum and were so glad we took the time there. There are exhibits full of great history... read more

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When in the Dayton area, the Air Force Museum is a must see. We spent two days at the museum and were so glad we took the time there. There are exhibits full of great history and actual airplanes from different eras: starting with the Wright brother's, then onto World War I and II, the Korean and Vietnam War, the... More 

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Woodstock, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Definite stop when visiting the area. Allow two to three hours to view and wear comfortable shoes. Exhibits are remarkable and often up close examination. Plenty of staff to answer questions and offer guidance. Adjacent air field may be busy and one can see interesting active aircraft.

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Ashland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We brought our boy scout troop here every other year as part of a rotation of places we really through they would get the most out of. Each time, it never ceased to amaze our troop. Highly recommend for both group and personal visits. Truly is the best air museum I've ever been to having been to both Canaveral and... More 

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by to see the new section. The new area has the presidential and test aircraft that were previously on the other side of base. The museum continues to improve visit experience in the presidential wing. And it's free.

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have visited the National Museum of the Air Force many times over the past 25 years, It was time to visit again when they added another LARGE building to the mix. That makes FIVE buildings filled with aircraft, rockets and more. The only problem is that there might be too much to see. Small children will get tired easily.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As an Air Force veteran, I am a bit biased but this museum captures not only the aircraft, but the missions and history of the Air Force. From early aviation to the battlefields of today, everything is here. Most impressive, for me, was the Ballistic Missiles on display, B52 and cold war erase relics and Air Force One (tail #... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent our spring break here - wonderful museum. My big kid (aka Husband) and 6 year old nearly ran from plane to plane. My toddler even had a great time. Make sure to wear comfy shoes and have a pre-arranged place to meet if you get separated. Cell phone service inside the museum is spotty but they do offer... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

While visiting the area decided to visit this museum....the best I have seen in the longest time and it is free. Awesome!!!!!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you like history AND airplanes, this is the place to go. INCREDIBLE collection of missiles, airplanes and military equipment. We kind of rushed thru the museum and spent 2 hours there. We could have spent 4-5 hours easily. Great rainy day adventure.

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Walkerton, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

No more shuttling to the Presidential and R&D galleries! The new hangar has them both and is connected to the original three hangars. By the way, it is not just military aircraft! Lots of interesting exhibits with personal interest appeals, like a tribute to Bob Hope narrated by Ronald Reagan. Did I mention that it is free admission and that... More 

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