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National Naval Aviation Museum

1750 Radford Blvd, NAS Pensacola, Pensacola, FL 32508-5400
+1 800-327-5002
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Worth spending many hours here!

Although I'm retired Air Force, I'm also a military aviation enthusiast familiar with naval... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bill D
Alexandria, Virginia

Visited this museum when we were in Pensacola. This place is amazing! You'll see different types of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Experience the magic of flight at the National Naval Aviation Museum! See over 4,000 artifacts and 150 aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Aviation. Ride the flight simulators or catch all the drama and power of amazing IMAX films. Dine in the authentic Cubi Bar Cafe and take home the spirit of Naval Aviation with a unique memento from the Flight Deck Store. Spend a cool day inside the Museum and experience Hands-on-History! New Naval Air Station Entrance: All visitors to the National Naval Aviation Museum, Fort Barrancas and Pensacola Lighthouse who do not possess a Department of Defense identification card or are unescorted by the holder of a Department of Defense identification card, will be required to enter the installation via the West Gate located off Blue Angel Parkway.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1750 Radford Blvd, NAS Pensacola, Pensacola, FL 32508-5400
+1 800-327-5002
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Reviewed yesterday

Although I'm retired Air Force, I'm also a military aviation enthusiast familiar with naval aviation. This is a great collection spanning the entire history of US Naval Aviation. We spent three hours while on vacation, but to really take advantage, you could take at least...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed yesterday

Visited this museum when we were in Pensacola. This place is amazing! You'll see different types of beautifully restored aircraft, flight simulators and more. And most of all, it's free!!

Thank Cole1299
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My father was an Army paratrooper back in his day so I grew up hearing his fascination with planes. This museum was HUGE. There were TWO buildings. These buildings were PACKED with old war planes and jets. There were lots of audio and visual things...More

Thank Sharmaine G
Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent all day at this museum. There is so much to see. It really takes a couple of days to see everything. It is very interesting and educational.

Thank Linda J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an incredible museum to see. There is so many aircraft in such a small amount of space that it's sort of hard to get clear photos of any one aircraft. It's an amazing place full of history and wonderful information.

Thank Wanda W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We evacuated to Pensacola due to Hurricane Irma and were looking for something fun to do with our family. This was just the place. We initially went to the wrong gate but they were happy to direct us to the correct gate and it was...More

Thank Dana0811
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had young and old and did not set aside near enough time. We saw a movie on flight, all enjoyed even the little ones, did the motion machines, all enjoyed, viewed the museum and on and on. The kid - little ones to teens...More

Thank Mary J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to the museum several times and always enjoy it very much. This trip we particularly enjoyed Hangar Bay One which is a new addition since our last visit. We had time to watch several videos this time a learned interesting details about...More

Thank love2travel084
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really struggled to find this place as satnav kept taking us to the wrong gate and we nearly gave up but so glad we didn't ! A free museum that could take you hours to see it all . The gentlemen in blazers were...More

Thank Catriona G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a really great museum! Hubby is really into airplanes so that's why we came. I grew up as a Navy brat so thought this would just be another hangar crammed full of planes with me sitting off in a corner waiting. I was...More

Thank tambra72
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21 September 2017|
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Response from Ana R | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any picnic areas. If you drive less than a minute to Barrancas beach right behind Navy Lodging there are several gazebos right on the beach. Depending on time of year, it is easy to just park and enjoy! You... More
13 August 2017|
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Response from Allyson B | Reviewed this property |
Navy Point on Bayou Grande is where i watch them. Take a swimsuit and make a day of it. There is a small childrens park and a portatoilet. If you have kayaks or a canoe bring them so you can paddle out in the bayou as the... More
We are wanting to watch the Blue Angels practice while we are vacationing in Gulf Shores in August. I checked the schedule, and they are at the museum. We watched them practice 3 years ago on the beach in Pensacola and loved it. Even though it was very loud, my daughter loved it too - she has autism. How early do we have to arrive at the museum to be able to get seats to watch them? I am concerned, with her autism my daughter cannot sit for say 2 hours on a bleacher or seat in the blazing sun, then an hour show, she will get heat illness we have found (her body just doesn't regulate temp. well), and it is VERY long to sit with nothing to do. We will bring adequate water, but how early do we have to be out there for a seat? Is there a place for those that are disabled? (She is not physically disabled, just intellectually).
7 July 2017|
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Response from lovesthebeach1989 | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely reach out to the Museum for assistance, and I would ask if umbrellas are allowed. They often aren't at these events. I would explain she has a disability (under the ADA she is disabled and qualifies for... More