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Pima Air & Space Museum

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Address: 6000 East Valencia Road, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, AZ 85756
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Be amazed at one of the world's largest aircraft collections: including 2+...

Be amazed at one of the world's largest aircraft collections: including 2+ 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!

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It was mind boggling to see all the different aircraft. The docents were all very knowledgeable and helpful. We did the tram tour and the Boneyard tour. The tram was on museum... read more

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Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was mind boggling to see all the different aircraft. The docents were all very knowledgeable and helpful. We did the tram tour and the Boneyard tour. The tram was on museum grounds, the Boneyard went across to the air force base. It was very educational and mind boggling!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great visit for 3+ hours. Be prepared to walk! Lots of docents loaded with useful facts and information. Reasonable entrance fee, but pay the extra $7 for the boneyard bus tour! Want a tip? When you get in the bus (only 22 people taken on the tour at a time - you block your space as soon as you arrive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First, the Pima Air and Space Museum is huge. I would recommend that visitors allow a full day to explore the multitude of aircraft on display. First time visitors might wish to review the museum's website in order to prepare for an almost mind boggling experience. Wear comfortable walking shoes. The day we visited the trams were not running due... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are at 5 hangars. There are videos and good write-ups. I learned a lot about WW2. You will want to take the Tram tour for a good overview of the outdoor planes. Very interesting and informative.

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Tucson, AZ, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pima Air Museum is a great place to visit if you are an airplane enthusiast. Most of the airplanes are military type but there are a few commercial prototypes. They used to have the previous version of Air Force One but is no longer there. :-( This place is great to bring family especially if they are from out of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Plenty to see...allow a lot of time...tram tours available on the outside and 5 Hangers to visit on the inside...lots of Air Force planes and WWII planes, the guides or docents are excellent and a wealth of info!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The bus tour was not scheduled on the day that we visited- but even without this portion- prepare to spend some time here. Plenty in hangars and plenty outside. And the restored planes are works of beauty. If you are looking for a rare bird- it probably will be here.

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Austin, TX, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Tram Tour of the 80 museum acres was very interesting. Gave a lot of information and history of the planes there. The Boneyard bus tour was interesting because of the sheer volume of planes there. But rather repetative of tram tour of many planes. Museum itself has lots of interesting planes and information. If I could only do one... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We planned just a short visit and ended up spending 1/2 a day! Highly recommended - great history and I recommend a visit to the nearby "Bone yard" with 4000+ military planes and helicopters stored in the desert on the air force base. Also lots to see and helpful docents at the Pima museum. Walk or take the tram -... More 

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Verona, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

January is a good time to come here with all the outdoor displays. Busy, but not bad to see all the history here. We spent nearly 5 hours (glazed my wife's eyes tho) enjoying all the WWII, Korean, Vietnam and current planes. The docents with the knowledge they have from being pilots, technicians, plane builders or affecinados did a marvelous... More 

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