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Military Aviation Museum

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Address: 1341 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457-1542
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+1 757-721-7767
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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World War One and Two aircraft THAT STILL FLY are the heart of this unique...

World War One and Two aircraft THAT STILL FLY are the heart of this unique museum. 40,000 guests each year travel from all over the world to see our aircraft, especially during our major events and airshows. Come see why the Military Aviation Museum is one of the top attractions in all of Virginia Beach! Take a flight in an open cockpit biplane for a once in a lifetime experience, and learn about the heroes of the first fifty years of military aviation.

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Such a delightful activity for a rainy day.

Really was impressed with the displays they had. Tour guides were wonderful. We had small children and were worried they would get bored. Nope it was so interesting and they... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really was impressed with the displays they had. Tour guides were wonderful. We had small children and were worried they would get bored. Nope it was so interesting and they kept you moving. Allow yourself plenty of time to see all the buildings and exhibits. If it wasn't raining we could have taken in the dinosaur display outside but enjoyed... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Only 20-25 minutes from the Virginia Beach boardwalk, this museum is near the location of an old military airfield (now gone) in Pungo. They have a *huge* collection of WW1 and WW2 aircraft - - and most of them in flying condition! We arrived on a Wednesday morning, and were treated to a tour of hangars crammed with planes, with... More 

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks, "skyJim"! I used to fly to Frederick almost every Saturday morning for those "$100 breakfasts" at the airport restaurant. A lovely town and a great place to put on the occasional airshow. So glad you enjoyed your visit here, and please do come back as you mentioned for "Warbirds Over the Beach" to see our "girls" flying May 19-21!!... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This collection of aviation assets is impressive. You get a chance to see a wide range of planes and the ability to get up close and personal with many of them. Honestly, the thing that really makes this place so much more enjoyable is the staff. These folks really know exhibits and are in many instances able to give some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best place to view the planes that fought the first and second world wars. Where else can you see a B-17, a Spitfire, a Corsair, a P40, a P39, a P51 and a Messerschmidt in one visit.

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Thank Jerry L
mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit! Just in the interest of accuracy, our B-17 went to another collection several years ago, but there are more planes on the way here in 2017! Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Where to begin? I am a WWII enthusiast and this museum has to be at the top of my list of must see's. The museum grounds were impeccably maintained. There are no words to describe the joy I felt being able to see the vast amount of different aircraft that are maintained here. Probably the single most significant factor of... More 

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks, Craig! Your comments about the collection and our volunteers are much appreciated. We're very proud of both! Please come back soon. there are more restorations underway all around the world headed this way ... Cheers! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had been here several years ago shortly after it first opened and we were really impressed then. Today's visit was even better. The tour through the German and WWI hangers is worth the hour invested. Its a great way to spend an afternoon.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm an aviation enthusiast, I've been to aviation attractions around the world, this museum is world class! It's the first one I've seen where all of the exhibits are flyable. The aircraft are in amazing condition. Weather you kind of like airplanes, or are an airplane geek you will be impressed. The volunteers are all knowledgeable and friendly. If your... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing place. Working aircraft that represent the history of aviation from the first Wright Brothers flight through World War 2. Very knowledgeable docents to explain the history of each aircraft.

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Thank Brad D
mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks, Brad! We're glad you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for being a great ambassador for our museum. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love airplane museums, especially ones that focus on military aviation. The fact that this one has the real deals that they fly on occasion makes it even better. I used to come quite often when I was stationed in the area and have watched the planes fly at their airshows - and have seen some of their own at... More 

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind comments. Hopefully the next time you visit our new World War II control tower from England will be open for our guests to inspect! More 

Canton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Went once more to this great museum. They had a model train presentation in the Navy section. Great, got to talk model train shop with some of the train buffs. Santa flew in - arriving in a biplane. The museum has expanded. Due to my wife's recent knee injury we weren't able to see the new buildings. Is one of... More 

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