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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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This is an amazing museum. There are four huge hangars, detailing the history of flight chronologically. As a plane is retired, the Air Force has dibs on it. So anything with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an amazing museum. There are four huge hangars, detailing the history of flight chronologically. As a plane is retired, the Air Force has dibs on it. So anything with any kind of historical significance is there. Many of the presidential planes have walk-throughs so the inside can be viewed up close. The shuttle mock-up that the astronauts trained... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an absolute must-see for adults and older kids (middle school+). The number of planes is incredible. They did a fantastic job with all the history on displays and the walls to include world history to personal stories. My husband and I could have spent so much more time here; we liked it better than the Smithsonian​ Air and... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice! I highly recommend it. There are 4 hangars to walk through so come spend the day. Is free and we'll worth the visit. It is full of aviation history.

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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10 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Daughters family came to visit and with her were her 15 and 17 yr old sons, thinking this may be boring they did seem to enjoy 3 hours we spent in the museum... the 10 yr old and the 7 yr old were equally as entertained !

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went with my two boys and we loved every second we were there! I personally am not as into aircraft as they are, but the Presidential area blew me away. So much history there!!! To stand on the same Air Force One on which Kennedy's casket was transported and to be in the same plane where Johnson was sworn... More 

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Cottage Grove
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was a K9 handler in Kunsan Korea 1973-74. The Clark K9 group decided to include all DOD handlers and so our small group elected to attend. We spent 2 full days at the museum. So much to see!! The museum is spotless, and had a lot for everyone to see from the first flight b the Wright bros, to... More 

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Essex, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I could spend days wandering through the hangars and learning about all the fascinating planes. Wear your walking shoes!

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visiting Dayton? Take a day to visit the AF museum. From the Wright Brothers to modern aircraft technology, the museum has it ALL. Of course the highlight of everyone's visit is to see the SR71 up close. Only drawback is the museum is so dark your standard cell phone won't take very good pictures. I wish they would use spot... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really cool place , well done and organized! And it's free 🙂 It's cool to meet the volunteers who have a personal connection with the aircrafts. Highly recommended!

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Learn a lot about our history, photos and planes help show where we came from and where we are going.

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