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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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Absolutely the best Air Museum in the world.

I made Dayton OH my stopover on a two day road trip to Ft Leonard Wood MO for a military reunion... read more

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National Museum of the United States Air Force

This is one great place to visit. It is massive and best of all.....it is FREE!! It is full of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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1100 Spaatz St, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH 45433-7102
+1 937-255-3286
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Reviewed yesterday

I made Dayton OH my stopover on a two day road trip to Ft Leonard Wood MO for a military reunion. The Museum was the reason I chose Dayton. I had visited there 20 years ago and I know it deserved a revisit. I had...More

Thank AllenLance
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one great place to visit. It is massive and best of all.....it is FREE!! It is full of aircraft and artifacts from specific times in our nation's history. Each section is divided into areas based on different wars or conflicts. Highly recommend if...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our 4 year old loves planes as much as I do. This was a must on our way home from Washington DC. The have a few Presidents planes and Kennedy's Air Force One. I was happy to see the SR 71 and the B2. My...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited the museum today with my wife. The collection of aircraft is huge, with lots of great informative displays mixed in. Separated by era, the collection spans from the early days (pre WW2) into WW2, Korea, Vietnam, and the Cold War. It then progresses to...More

Thank Ken W
Reviewed 2 days ago

A huge place, of 4 hangars and outdoors area. If you decided to look at everything and read it all you probably can spend two months. So you have to select what interests you. For a military aircraft buff all is available to see.

Thank rsk2956
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great place to visit! And no cost too. We spent about 2.5 hours looking at all the planes and displays here. My 16 year son was kept interested and he enjoyed the B52 the best. I wasn't sure if the museum would keep...More

Thank dambanker
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent 12.5 hrs here last April and decided to stop in on our way home to Illinois to see the new Hangar 4 with the presidential planes and the shuttle mock-up. We went on a walking tour of the hangar with Ted Valley as...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 3 days ago

A lot of reviews are quite detailed - let me add a few tips. 1. Don't be scared off by the number of cars in the lot - once inside you will not feel crowded. 2. Look at the layout and determine your highest interests....More

Thank jmarion93
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were here as a family this morning. The crowds are much lighter in the morning. We started in the fourth hangar where the presidential planes are located. This area tends to get crowded, so start here, if possible. The museum is free and there...More

Thank Ohiotravelers2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

I would visit enthusiasm over two days. There is so much to see and read, if you are an aviation fan, it is worth the time. The recent addition of several Air force One planes make the branding more relatable. I learned New facts snowballed...More

1  Thank claude_monnier
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Do you have carts that can be rented for the handicaped ?
13 June 2017|
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Response from samfarmer38 | Reviewed this property |
Richard K is right. They do have motorized carts and wheechairs. If possible the museum ask that you try and bring your own wheelchairs. This has been a rule at the museum for a very long time. Please keep in mind that... More
Did you miss all the "History" on the walls and in the cabinets? Apparently you just walked by those only saw airplanes.
21 May 2017|
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Response from DadDoug | Reviewed this property |
No. I read what I could though my time was limited.
Is it mandatory to be a citizen of the U.S. to visit the museum?
8 April 2017|
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
There used to be a requirement related to seeing the old AF One in a building separate from the main hangars, but the new hangar has eliminated that. I took a French national there and he found out he could not go because... More