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National Naval Aviation Museum
Ranked #1 of 122 things to do in Pensacola
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Experience the magic of flight at the National Naval Aviation Museum! See over 4,000 artifacts and 150 aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Aviation. Ride the flight simulators or catch all the drama and power of amazing IMAX films. Dine in the authentic Cubi Bar Cafe and take home the spirit of Naval Aviation with a unique memento from the Flight Deck Store. Spend a cool day inside the Museum and experience Hands-on-History! New Naval Air Station Entrance: All visitors to the National Naval Aviation Museum, Fort Barrancas and Pensacola Lighthouse who do not possess a Department of Defense identification card or are unescorted by the holder of a Department of Defense identification card, will be required to enter the installation via the West Gate located off Blue Angel Parkway.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We have been to these types of museums before, so when I say it was amazing it definitely was. The number of planes were too many to count. The museum was filled with America’s history on display. Visitors were able to climb up into the cockpit of many of the planes. It was interesting to see how over time engineers changed the designs of the planes to suit their needs. The museum also has an IMAX theater and a simulator. A great time was had by all.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We visited here while on vacation and we absolutely loved it! We had 7 children with us aging from 17-9m and they all had fun. We didn't know a lot about this place, so we didn't prepare well for it. We WILL be back the next time that we visit and we will know to clear a while day for this place. There is so much to see, learn, and explore. We saw the Blue Angels, which is a must. I can't even explain how cool that is. All of the kids (and 6 adults) loved it. There is a snack place and a cafe. The food is pricey, as in any museum type place. The whole place is free other than the theatre and stimulation rides. They have a little kiddie play area, planes for the kids to get into, a museum, a hangar, and more. There are soldiers everywhere, which my 17 year old didn't mind lol.
Anyone over 16 needs I.D. to get into the parking area AND the buildings. Just keep it out and handy. They will also check bags and purses, so keep it already unzipped to go quicker.
We had such a good time! I would HIGHLY recommend going here.

Thank lohsefamily6
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

If you are a history or military buff, you will love it. If you're not, you still might learn something about America. It's good to see some of the names and faces that have affected significant events in history!

Thank champguy1981
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The museum is in 2 halls, one big hanger where all actual planes are kept from.WW1 to F 16s. There is a section on Vietnam war PoW which is touching and humble one to sacrifices made. The actual museum is a 2 stories one with multiple airplanes model n blue angel pilot's autograph area , cafe , second floor has simulators n USS enterprise mock up.
The morning blue angel aero show was breathtaking...tips take position in main big parking lot to have clearl view. The low flight crossing n synchronized aerobatics is breathtaking n cannot be missed.
Imp to note ...ALL adults needs ID to enter at gate n in museum halls. General public without defence IDs enter through West gate in blue angel parkway.... landmark near to Walmart... Google map shall lead to other gate which is nearer ie next to a bridge but shall be returned back to other gate

Thank Suman r
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We visited the naval aviation museum which is free to the public. They offer free tours with a ton of e,citing historical planes, speacecrafts, uniforms, etc. They offer a place to watch the Blue Angels fly. It gets very crowded but is an amazing show for free as well.

Thank Dee B
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