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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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Neighbourhood: National Mall
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Address: 6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
Phone Number: +1 202-633-1000
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10:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Family of Adults. Wonderful and spectacular!

I unfortunately did not have hours to spend in the museum, but I wish I had. For those people interested in all things Air and Space (as if the name doesn't prelude to what's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Seattle, Washington
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Museum was good but I had read so many good things about it so I had very high expectations which it didn't meet.

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Thank Fahad M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I unfortunately did not have hours to spend in the museum, but I wish I had. For those people interested in all things Air and Space (as if the name doesn't prelude to what's inside lol) this is a MUST SEE. So many exhibits to walk through and read and learn. Exhibits on the first planes, planes in the World... More 

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Thank Vanessa S
Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cool museum that is worth a visit. We went on a weekend and, as expected, it was packed. Check out the flight simulator on the first floor. The wife and I thought it was fun.

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Thank Mark C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First museum stop of our trip! It was amazing! We enjoyed the real planes and the Wright Brothers exhibit.

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Mölnlycke, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A good overview of air and space story during last century. Since we visited Kennedy Space Center in Florida this spring, we thought this part was small.

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Thank Lars S
Sheridan, Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not necessarily my cup of tea, but you can't deny the awesome technology. Loved the hands-on aspect.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was impressed by how perfectly curated and accessible this museum is. We were with a group with a range of interest from intense to why did you drag me here? Everyone left having enjoyed themselves immensely. The WW2 and Great War exhibits were great hits as was the American and Russian space race section. We took in Dark Universe... More 

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London England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Smithsonian Air and Space museum is a must see for any first time visitor to Washington DC. It's free and is very interesting, great to see the original Wright brothers plane.

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Thank Preyom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great museum. One of Washington's finest. Make it a priority to visit when you can take advantage of the free "highlights tours" led by volunteer docents.

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Hilton Head, SC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I fell like this place is a little tired perhaps. Most of the interactive exhibits didn't work correctly. However, seeing spaceship parts never gets old.

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