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National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

1100 Spaatz St, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH 45433-7102
+1 937-255-3286
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There is so much to see, you won't be able to see it in one day and it is a free activity

This was my first opportunity at the Museum of the Air Force and it was great. There is no cost... read more

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Patty L G
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Berea, Kentucky
THE attraction in Dayton

If you can do only one thing in Dayton, do this. The Air Force Museum is a must for any aviation or... read more

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Dean L
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Atlanta, Georgia
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1100 Spaatz St, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH 45433-7102
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Reviewed today

This was my first opportunity at the Museum of the Air Force and it was great. There is no cost due to a benefactor, but there is so much to see and do. There were lots of activities going on when I visited. I stayed...More

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Reviewed today

If you can do only one thing in Dayton, do this. The Air Force Museum is a must for any aviation or history buff, and is enjoyable for just about anyone. The airplane exhibits are far better and more extensive than the better known Smithsonian...More

Thank Dean L
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were there to fulfill my 85 year old uncle's bucket list item. He is an Air Force veteran that served in Korea. This visit brought back floods of memories for him, especially the Korean war section. He nodded as he re-lived hie time there...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was my 4th trip, last trip was about 6 years ago. The museum continues to add exhibits that are worth the visit. The are adding the Memphis Belle this week (missed it by a few days) so I can’t wait to go back.

Thank Scott H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We spent 2 full days here and could have spent another. Its all dependent upon how much you look and read. Lots to look at from Kitty Hawk to Apollo space capsules. The food at the restaurant was terrible and expensive. However; they dont allow...More

Thank Gary S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best flight museums. I liked it better than the Smithsonian. They have just added the a new bomber. The Bell. If you are a reader and like to learn, plan on a hanger per day. There are five. If not...More

1  Thank plevin2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh my! If the overwhelmingly positive reviews on TripAdvisor of the Air Force Museum don't convince you to visit, here's one last plea: GO. It's incredible, fascinating, overwhelming, professional, and . . . FREE. You paid for it as a taxpayer, so take advantage of...More

1  Thank Gabe10101
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last year I visited the Air & Space Museum in Washington DC, but this is far better (IMHO). 4 huge hangers of all eras of planes, rockets, and so much history. By end of May 2018 the Memphis Belle will be available to tour. Free...More

Thank Mark C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

World's largest shrine to aviation. A must see and it is free. Very few places where you can learn so much history. It is overhead and everywhere you look. The IMAX Theater is on $10, and I saw D-Day in 3D.

1  Thank John B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free?? 4 Hangers full of American History?? This place is an amazing walk through time as you experience everything from the beginnings of Aviation to Air Force One! We spent about 6 hrs here and did not read everything as that would take too long....More

2  Thank WanderingSeminarian
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christinajans
27 March 2018|
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Response from isay691 | Reviewed this property |
It is. It may be crowded so go early.
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Kelly B
16 March 2018|
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Response from Vic S | Reviewed this property |
Depends on you/yours level of interest, it can be done in one day but is exhausting and fast paced....a day and 1/2 is about right if you wish a slower pace and read all the commentary by each display.
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28 January 2018|
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Response from skn5 | Reviewed this property |
Their are plenty of great hotels in this area. I stayed at the Drury Inn and Suites.
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