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National Naval Aviation Museum

1750 Radford Blvd, NAS Pensacola, Pensacola, FL 32508-5400
+1 800-327-5002
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Aviation History Comes Alive

The Naval Aviation Museum is one of the best aviation museums in the United States. It takes the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Edmond, Oklahoma
So much to see!

If you're in the area don't miss this museum. Hey...it's FREE! Can't beat that....and they've got... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tom A
Richlands, North Carolina
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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.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1750 Radford Blvd, NAS Pensacola, Pensacola, FL 32508-5400
+1 800-327-5002
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Naval Aviation Museum is one of the best aviation museums in the United States. It takes the history of naval aviation from the dawn of military aviation to the present day. If you are lucky (I wasn't) and the weather cooperates, you may see...More

Thank MottTheHoop
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you're in the area don't miss this museum. Hey...it's FREE! Can't beat that....and they've got lots of aircraft, spacecraft, even an adventure area where you can see what it's like to be a Blue Angel or check out the Aircraft Carrier Experience.

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a neat place that everyone in your family or group will enjoy. This museum on the Naval Base has planes for you to look at. You can take a guided tour or walk amongst them yourself reading the plaques that accompany each one. When...More

Thank Sandy O
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My son took me for Father's Day. I was like a little kid there. Words of advice: If you can touch it, touch it! If you can climb in it, do it! If someone asks if you want to see blah-blah-blah, answer yes. The only...More

Thank Sean M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a place! Having been to other air museums, this one is at the top. There is something for everyone. I enjoyed the walk through WWII, space program and the full size Blue Angles display. We both were amazed at the real life step back...More

Thank PoppieTom
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is wonderful and it is FREE. The base is beautiful. They have done an outstanding job in restoring the different aircrafts and displaying aviation historical items. This is a must see and a terrific testament to our armed forces. We were staying at...More

Thank ashley n
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This made an excellent rainy day activity. Free to get in. Movies and virtual rides were reasonably priced. Felt snacks and drinks were reasonably priced. Amazing displays in a great way to learn about history. Excellent for adults and children alike. I would consider this...More

Thank Hempfling
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's hard to find enough good words to describe this expansive museum experience. This is great for kids, with simulators and other experiences. The theater videos are excellent, and you can even eat lunch there. This is worth a day to visit. Admission is free.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went on a tour with an elderly gentleman who had flown in some of the planes and helped design the engines for some other planes. He was full of stories and information. The museum has all kinds of naval planes from about 1910 to...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We underestimated this place. Plan a couple of hours at least. The exhibits are amazing. They have cockpits from various planes that you can sit in and two different flight simulators, one is just a 4D ride and the other is an actual simulator where...More

Thank Mike N
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Faye K
Can I purchase an admission ticket when I arrive and is this a self-guided museum or are there docent tours
14 May 2017|
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Response from Kelley A | Reviewed this property |
Admission is always FREE! I always make a donation before I leave. You'll have to inquire about tours on arrival. Don't miss the IMAX presentation and simulators (small fees)!
Carol S
Are pets allowed
29 March 2017|
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Response from 4ebeth4 | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so.
I would like recommendations for a mid-priced hotel located close to the National Naval Aviation Museum. Do any hotels offer a shuttle to the site? Thank you
20 November 2016|
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Response from nabenom | Reviewed this property |
There are unlikely to be shuttles to this area. Uber works well there, though and is about half the price of a taxi. I stayed last at the Ramada in pace and it was decent and cheap. my review is on Tripadvisor. the further... More