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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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The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers'...

The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer and Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.

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I try to visit this museum every year and it never disappoints. Great for families and small children. There is so much to see and experience. The moon landing exhibits are... read more

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I try to visit this museum every year and it never disappoints. Great for families and small children. There is so much to see and experience. The moon landing exhibits are amazing.

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Enola, Pennsylvania
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Oh my goodness, from the minute we hit the front door, the boys (hubby & 15 yo son) were in LOVE. We went from display to display....they were in LOVE. I just followed behind...I've learned. When we left (2 hours later), my 15yo son was spouting facts he had learned...it was awesome. He connected with a guide in the museum,... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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This is one museum I had in my bucket list and I finally managed to cross it off. It was an amazing experience and it was exactly as depicted on that famous movie. This has so much to offer in terms of historical and educational value so it's a must visit for anyone.

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Melbourne, Australia
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An amazing adventure throughout the whole building. There is so much to see but is suitable for all ages. The exhibits are huge- allow at least 4 hours to cover what you really want to see. The cost of the souvenirs was very inexpensive which was a p,easing surprise.

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St Neots, United Kingdom
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This was the first place to visit. Huge museum with lots of things to see. Could easily spend the day here. Very well presented information and sights. Only drawback was that only place to get refreshments was a MacDonalds and queues were huge so didn't bother!

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Sirdar
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Being a Canadian, I admit my lack of knowledge of the American endeavors in space. I found this site to be an excellent source of information from the Wright brothers to present day.

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Thank Ruth E
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I really like all the Smithsonians, but this one on Space, and flight is laid out well and is easy to navigate. Great place to let kids and adults see and learn about the space and flight beginnings and improvements.

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Destin, United States
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I love going here! I've been on tours and would definitely recommend going on one if it's your first time. There is SO much history in this place that you won't want to miss any of it. Don't skip the gift shop. There's always something fun to get! I always get postcards from my travels to send home to nieces... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

In my opinion, this was the best museum in DC. I went with spouse and two teenage boys, we all enjoyed the various exhibits. We were there for about 3 hours. My teens also enjoyed the jet simulator and wanted to return the next day just for the simulator. Overall a must see if you are in DC

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A not-to-be-missed Smithsonian in the National Mall! One whole afternoon is not enough to go over all the interesting exhibits.

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