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National Air and Space Museum

6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-633-2214
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The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer and Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
National Mall
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+1 202-633-2214
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Reviewed yesterday

A must for anyone visiting Washington who is even slightly interested in aircraft and space technologies and their history, and its free! Only downside was that the restaurant was closed, so we ate in the National Museum of the American Indian which has an execellent...More

Thank DrTomShelley
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I took my teenage boys here today and they actually enjoyed seeing all the aircrafts that made history. Seeing things like the Spirit of St. Louis and space ships/capsules was really neat but seeing and learning about the Wright Brothers plane, where it all started,...More

Thank John P
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Reviewed yesterday

Ok as museums go. To many kids, Go early and get in line. Cafe closed. Memorial weekend, let's close the cafe! Only in DC does that mentality make sense. Air Force museum in Dayton, Ohio is 10x better.

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum is filled with various sorts of planes, rockets, a lunar lander - in short, much of the types of air and space craft from the last century. A half day is not be enough time to see everything. The space theater is awesome.

Thank Gregg N
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Reviewed yesterday

There's lots to see here, from the Wright brothers' plane and the Spirit of St. Louis to NASA space flight. Several flight simulators are available for a fee. The IMax theater is a bonus, and it's near several other attractions including the Native American Museum...More

Thank Cindy C
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place shows you just what is possible when you put your mind to it. It's filled with life-size examples of aircraft through time and the ideas that didn't quite work out that well. If you add in the fact that they have an IMAX...More

Thank Jeffrey E
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Need at least 1 full day to enjoy all the exhibits which are all very well curated & displayed. Go early to avoid the queue.

Thank Jilnick
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite DC museums. Always a pleasure and great exhibits. Glad to see updates since our last visit too.

Thank Jim M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Air and Space Museum was not as large as I expected and although only comprising 2 floors, almost all of the key moments in air and space history are captured, usually with an iconic exhibit. There are probably 3 ways to enjoy this place:...More

Thank StevoHughes1
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the best museums in United States. Why? Becouse you can nearly touch many "artefacts" of modern space and aviation history and even some of pop culture.

Thank piotrgrodecki
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April 1, 2018|
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Response from Alix M | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. Most of the museums in dc did have a room available. Some only took coats. Others took coats and bags.
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February 13, 2018|
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Response from DOCEM1969 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the film but a few of them are worth seeing especially the ones projected in the domed space which looks like being under the sky.
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SGMac
November 12, 2017|
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Response from ananole | Reviewed this property |
If you arrive prior to start, get on list. Don't expect to walk right in and have a space available for next start time during peak season.
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