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National Aviation Hall of Fame

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Part of the U.S. Air Force Museum

Learn the history of aviation, and the pioneers that helped to develop what it is today. Plenty of... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Dayton, Ohio
WOW! And that's just the beginning!

What a GREAT HUGE museum. Be prepared to spend lots of time and do lots of walking. The history... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2018
Aurora, Missouri
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Learn the history of aviation, and the pioneers that helped to develop what it is today. Plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BuckeyeJROH
Reviewed September 19, 2018

The Hall is located in the National Air Force Museum. I enjoyed looking around and reading about the different aviation pioneers. But to be honest, I didn't spend much time there as I knew how much was still ahead of me in the Air Force...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shaymur
Reviewed September 19, 2018

What a GREAT HUGE museum. Be prepared to spend lots of time and do lots of walking. The history of aviation from it's beginning to the space age. A definite must if you are in the area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank scottjnpg
Reviewed August 28, 2018

My nephew had a ball playing with the hands-on exhibits. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly. I have brought adults here as well to challenge them to land a model airplane on a carrier deck, fly the simulations, and of course take a picture in...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank msresearchee
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

This is a very neat area for children to learn about aviation. I learned a lot about aviation. I would recommend it to anyone with small children.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank eobert
Reviewed July 6, 2018

It's inside the National Museum of the US Air Force and well worth spending an hour there familiarizing yourself with the many contributors to the development of aviation. As in the larger museum there is no entry fee and the free wi-fi works there also..

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

This is interesting and informative small museum that is right off of I-75, easy off and on! Good travel stop with or without kids. Can take a photo with astronauts! Only takes about 30 minutes,or less, to do the whole thing and "relax and recharge"...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

Nestled inside the National Air Force Museum, it's a good stop. My favorite was taking pics with the space suit. There was a lot of information there, we didn't spend a lot of time there as there was so much to see inside the museum.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Karen C
Reviewed May 12, 2018

this is a cool area to take a pop look and knowledge our heroes who made our history this museum and the hall of fame you require a bit of time so make sure you have at least 4 to 6 hours freed up on...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 502ericaf
Reviewed March 4, 2018

I got to take a picture as an astronaut and use the simulator to work on the Hubble telescope! It's as close as I will get at this point in my life to becoming an astronaut. There are plenty of activities for children and the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Christy M
October 29, 2015|
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Response from dmfinpa | Reviewed this property |
I would allow 2 days. Answers to this question are highly subjective, as it depends on one's level of interest. I was at the museum 3 full days. First, I'm an Air Force Vietnam Veteran, so I'm an aviation enthusiast... More
June 10, 2015|
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Response from Purl | Reviewed this property |
Also, do not miss the aviation center at Carillon Historical Park where you can see the original Wright 1905 Flyer, a replica of their bicycle shop, a short film and many other personal Wright objects such as the sewing... More