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“A little known treasure!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pima Air & Space Museum

Pima Air & Space Museum
Ranked #3 of 279 things to do in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Be amazed at one of the world's largest aircraft collections: including 2+ hangars of World War II planes, supersonic spyplanes, the world's smallest bi-plane, plus many other unique private, military and commercial air & spacecraft documenting the evolution of flight. Friendly docents augment your visit. Only Pima Air & Space offers the bus tour of the "Boneyard"/AMARG (M-F only, no holidays) plus offers its own tram tour of the museum's 80 acres of one-of-a kind planes daily (additional fees). You can actually touch "aviation history" including "Freedom One" (that flew the American 444-days-in-Iran hostages home), presidential crafts, planes that launched astronauts, delivered life-saving food/fuel, etc. and others with wingspans the length of a football field... Ogle helicopters, MiGs, an Oscar, a rare German buzz bomb, a moon rock and much more. 300 aircraft, 80 acres, 5 indoor air-cooled hangars. Just plane awesome!
Saint Louis, Missouri
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“A little known treasure!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

The museum is a must when you visit Tucson! There are tons of airplanes from every era. Make sure you go inside the hangars and chat with the docents. Buzz, in Hangar 3, was a WWII Navigator/Bombadier and flew the B24, the airplane in the hangar he serves. He has great stories and is extremely knowledgable about the real in's and out's of flying this plane.

Next to the Smithsonian, this is the coolest museum I have been to. Great for kids and adults!

Visited February 2012
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“Great experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

I've been able to visit a few time with our out of town guests and am never disappointed. Wonderful experience for flying enthusiasts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

My husband went to the museum while I went shopping at the gem shows. He thought it was great and went back for another tour 2 days later.
If you like planes, you can't miss this

Visited February 2012
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Tucson, Arizona
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“air museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

very educational and a great day trip here in arizona

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Tucson, AZ
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“If you like aviation, you should come here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

The Pima Air and Space Museum is one of the largest privately owned air museums in the world. They are open every day except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. There are many, many aircraft to look at, including a former Air Force One from the Kennedy era as well as Korean war and Vietnam war era planes. There are also many interesting exhibits inside hangars and a WWII barracks. You could easily spend a whole day here if you are an aviation buff. Even if you are not an aviation buff, it is still a very interesting museum and worth a visit. You can also arrange for a visit to the "Boneyard" which is located nearby at Davis- Monthan Air Force Base. Parking is free. They do have a snack bar/restaurant but we didn't go to it. If it is hot outside, make sure that you bring bottled water and a hat.

Visited May 2011
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