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National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

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Address: 1100 Spaatz St, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH 45433-7102
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MUST SEE and for FREE

I mean free? Really? AWESOME. Must see. Especially the new building #4. Able to walk through Air Force One and other planes. Wonderful visit.

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High Point, North Carolina
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High Point, North Carolina
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24 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I mean free? Really? AWESOME. Must see. Especially the new building #4. Able to walk through Air Force One and other planes. Wonderful visit.

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Thank Bryan S
Eustis, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum is huge, 22+ acres under roof. All kinds of planes from the early 1900’s to the space shuttle. All sizes and shapes, even a saucer shape! We were able to walk through some of the presidential planes and some of the larger helicopters. The cafe was ok, what you would expect from a cafeteria. We watched a movie... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Can visit the museum for free. The IMAX theatre screens great shows. This is a must see place. We are there every time some one visits us

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although I'm not a big fan of wars this museum is a must for everybody. Very informative and teaches a lot about how technology changed over the centuries and decades. My favorite hangar is the presidential and experimental area. We visited this museum twice, but there are still areas that we did not get to see as we ran out... More 

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Amherst, Ohio
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an awesome place for all ages. There are displays of the Wright Brothers plane, all the way to the stealth planes & space capsules. There are different Presidential planes to go through. The kids were amazed at how flight evolved. Especially how the same principles the Wright Brothers developed are still the same today.

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Thank dalea324
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited this museum four or five times. Fascinating and you don't have to be an airplane buff to enjoy the stories and history displayed expertly. I have taken my children who enjoyed the experience st various ages. I do recommend that if you take children, plan for a couple hours and leave. Pick the areas of most interest... More 

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Germantown, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had not been to the museum in many years. A friend and I decided it would be a nice place to visit and spend some time. We went in the middle of the week and there was still quite a few people there enjoying all the history. We really wanted to see the newest hanger that had the presidential... More 

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to stop in to the museum on our way to a nascar race. This was absolutely amazing! By far the highlight of our long weekend vacation. It was neat to be able to walk through the Air Force One Planes that our Presidents were once in. Such neat history to be able to walk through! My father was... More 

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Rising Sun, Indiana
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent about 3 hours at the museum and kids loved it. There is a lot to see and you could easily spend the entire day there. We watched a 3-D movie and tried out the flight simulator and another virtual ride and really enjoyed both. Wear comfortable shoes as this is a huge facility and will require a lot... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Top notch museum for anyone who cares about aircraft, the Air Force, or military history. The buildings themselves are even worth a visit. They are vast with whole planes hanging from the ceilings. Each of 4 buildings has a different set of themes. We visited just the newest building for a look at research and development aircraft and presidential aircraft... More 

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