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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-633-1000
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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 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
National Mall
+1 202-633-1000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must see sight when you visit Washington DC. I was excited about the wright brothers because this is part of our literature in third grade. Just review and seeing fresh invited was refreshing.

Thank vanterpo
Reviewed 2 days ago

They actually have airplanes inside this building. I'm an aviation nerd, so I loved this. There's also really cool space stuff.

Thank Elliott P
Reviewed 2 days ago

This huge two-story museum features lots of historical information about the history of human flight and some impressive exhibits. A free map of the facility is available at the Welcome Center near the entrance. I devoted about three hours to touring it on Thursday, June...More

Thank James G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Of all the Smithsonian museums, this one keeps you busy all day! There are exhibits, movies- IMAX and planetarium, hands on activities and so many interactive exhibits. The kids will really enjoy this one!

Thank Peachezteachez
Reviewed 2 days ago

I enjoyed this museum enough not being a space/plane fanatic, but if you're not too nuts about the idea of looking at planes and space craft, skip this.

Thank Courtney B
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a very interesting place to see, especially when you have young children with. They will be occupied and entertained for hours. Good collection! Found a mistake tho' (can you believe it?). In the Pacific war area --Pearl Harbor attack to be precise-- under...More

Thank MamiTRex
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum would have to be the best free attraction in the world. One word: VISIT! Amazing history on the Coral Sea battles

Thank William D
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is a favorite for people of every age! Suggested time for tour is 2+ hours, but our group could've stayed all day!

Thank Therese H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Awesome museum!!! I'm not a huge aircraft fan but I do love space & space exploration. It was very informative without feeling like an old dusty museum. Very interactive! Definite stop if in D.C.

Thank momof4sonsdaughter
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great thing to do on a hot June day. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and made it interesting. Loved hearing and seeing about the Wright brothers, the Lindberghs and Amelia Earhart..

Thank Becky G
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Brandi H
Does the second floor shake?
13 June 2017|
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Response from Keona W | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, didn't feel anything when I visited last September.
Lines on Sunday mornings?
11 June 2017|
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Response from laks004 | Reviewed this property |
Smithsonian sometimes offer discounted/ free tickets for the first IMAX show. Otherwise, Sunday mornings aren't too crowded.
Does anyone know if there is a scooter rental company right near the mall? Not sure my husband can spend a whole day walking it. But only need it for one day to do the memorials and monuments.
31 May 2017|
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Response from chromedragon | Reviewed this property |
After a brief search found swiftwheelsdc Says free delivery, looks to have an assortment of "wheels" including motorized wheelchairs. Have to say I didn't see many (any?) motorized wheelchairs on the National Mall or in the... More