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National Air and Space Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer and Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
National Mall
+1 202-633-2214
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had half a day off the tail end of a business trip so I decided to visit the museums of our nation's capital :) Tight security (probably normal for DC) but quick. I was impressed by the collection of items and memorabilia from the early...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

From the first flight by the actual real Wright flyer, to a 747 cockpit simulator, to rockets and moon landers, this museum lets you see the full spectrum of flight. Excellent displays of early aircraft, WW I and WW II aircraft and battle tactics, a...More

Thank george p
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great peek into the world of air & space. Kids loved it. Very friendly staff members. Do plan on spending time though, as you wont do justice to the place otherwise.

Thank DipuKV
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just entering the lobby, one get struck by the impressive aircrafts on display. The whole museum is really great, don't miss it if you're visiting Washington !

Thank chris6708
Reviewed 2 days ago

So much to see! Such an incredible collection from our history in aviation and space. The building is beautifuly designed to house and showcase the vehicles that have been used to allow us to take flight and to travel to space. Also has an excellent...More

Thank jolene M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum covers so many topics from the birth of aviation to Mars rovers, and the beginnings of astronomy to Hubble, it is hard to go in depth in each topic. You can get lost in this museum which is packed with fascinating exhibits, well...More

Thank claude_monnier
Reviewed 2 days ago

Everyone who goes to DC must visit this awesome museum. Even though they did not change the exhibits much it is still amazing. Must watch the shows in planetarium.

Thank PinaT520
Reviewed 2 days ago

There was so much to see and do in this museum we could have taken a full day to see everything! Great hands on areas for kids. Great displays teach well for easy learning. Don't miss this museum!

Thank oceanjules
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Entry free so u have to be on the long line to check in with sercurity point but it was worth. I came from this surprise to another excitement. All u can explore about air and space here, very amazing.

Thank kimlP5663XR
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great to see so many aeroplanes, the lunar module, the virtual landings, the virtual aircraft carrier.

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November 9, 2018|
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Response from Audrey O | Reviewed this property |
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July 17, 2018|
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Response from Andrea R | Reviewed this property |
They were open but you should always check first because museums being federal buildings they have some special schedules sometimes
Luis R
June 18, 2018|
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Response from MJSpock | Reviewed this property |
It’s open to everyone. You can go by yourself.