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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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Address: 6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
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+1 202-633-1000
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10:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers'...

The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer and Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.

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Go there to see the pioneers of aviation and space exploration! The Wright Flyer, Apollo XI, historic planes, learning and historic facts!

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Piracicaba, SP
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Go there to see the pioneers of aviation and space exploration! The Wright Flyer, Apollo XI, historic planes, learning and historic facts!

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Stuttgart, Germany
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This Museum is fantastic. You can walk through the different times of air- and spacecrafts. One room shows the early stage of flying and has a huge model of a wooden aircraft inside. In another one you can see a spacecraft and it is explained how space missions work and space stations. A lot of interactive stuff to explore in... More 

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Thank Carol R
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This museum was lots of fun and is a real treat for Air and Space nerds. It's a huge museum and you'd need more than 2 hours to see it properly. The exhibits cover a huge period of time, and it was really interesting to see the evolution of aircraft since their invention. There are models of both commercial and... More 

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Portarlington, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
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I have an interest in science and the same fascination with airplanes and space that most men seem to have but this was a superlative exhibition of air and space history. Go early to avoid the queues.

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danbury,ct
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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I am a serious aviation history buff and recently went for 4th visit since it opened years ago. The exhibits are of course the sinew and bone of aviation history including recent additions suspended overhead. BUT....actual aircraft have been pushed aside by experience theaters and youth oriented touchy feely. Great for the experience except for the very crowded herd atmosphere.... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I try to visit this museum every year and it never disappoints. Great for families and small children. There is so much to see and experience. The moon landing exhibits are amazing.

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Enola, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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Oh my goodness, from the minute we hit the front door, the boys (hubby & 15 yo son) were in LOVE. We went from display to display....they were in LOVE. I just followed behind...I've learned. When we left (2 hours later), my 15yo son was spouting facts he had learned...it was awesome. He connected with a guide in the museum,... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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This is one museum I had in my bucket list and I finally managed to cross it off. It was an amazing experience and it was exactly as depicted on that famous movie. This has so much to offer in terms of historical and educational value so it's a must visit for anyone.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An amazing adventure throughout the whole building. There is so much to see but is suitable for all ages. The exhibits are huge- allow at least 4 hours to cover what you really want to see. The cost of the souvenirs was very inexpensive which was a p,easing surprise.

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St Neots, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the first place to visit. Huge museum with lots of things to see. Could easily spend the day here. Very well presented information and sights. Only drawback was that only place to get refreshments was a MacDonalds and queues were huge so didn't bother!

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