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Virginia Aviation Museum

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Address: 5701 Huntsman Rd, Richmond International Airport, Richmond, VA 23250-2416
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+1 804-236-3622
12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:30 - 17:00

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Surprisingly good display

I fly in and out of Richmond a lot, and noticed a month or so ago that the display of the plane Blackbird was no longer out front. Having never gone inside the museum itself, I... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2016
Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

I fly in and out of Richmond a lot, and noticed a month or so ago that the display of the plane Blackbird was no longer out front. Having never gone inside the museum itself, I allowed extra time ever and paid my admission to see a great display. I learned Blackbird is being redeployed to the Richmond Science Museum,... More 

Thank phu14
Richmond, Virginia
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42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

The Virginia Aviation Museum is a small museum but very informative and interesting. Great for kids of all ages.

Thank Melanie M
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288 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Great display of important historic aircraft from per WWII to the present. Not a huge museum, but worth a visit - especially when flying in or out of RIC. Gift shop is great.

Thank Janet_and_Jerry
Roanoke, Virginia
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294 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Had some time to kill before a meeting and noted the Museum across the street. Was easy to get to and cost for a senior was $5.50. I milled around for a coupe of hours looking over many aircraft. They start you off with a guide to tell you about what is in the museum and then you are on... More 

Thank jhais28374
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181 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

This place is amazing!! We really enjoyed our visit!! Well displayed aircraft!! Very informative and beautiful planes!! A must see! The cost is very much worth it!!

1 Thank SSSandMar
Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We had a few hours to kill before our flight and on chance stopped in. We were glad we did. They have a unique collection of aircraft on display and the WWII diorama display is very well done. If your in Richmond I recommend taking the time to visit this wonderful little museum. You will be glad you did.

Thank Fallschirmjager
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

This is a small museum, but it's packed full of interesting stuff. I only spent about an hour or so looking around, but I can see a family with kids or an airplane enthusiast spending a lot more time here. The admission is cheap and the people are very friendly. And the SR71 Blackbird out front is the coolest plane... More 

1 Thank Brianne J
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73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

I appreciate museums which take genuine effort in bringing interesting exhibits for their visitors, and the VAM does precisely that despite it's small size. Even if you have merely a passing interest in aviation, you owe it to yourself to visit this well-stocked little museum. If you are a war history buff, veteran or a native to Virginia, visiting this... More 

Thank RoninOtter
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

My grandson was delighted with the MANY interactive experiences (which were teaching him kits in spite of himself!) So many wonderful WWII dioramas as well as the many REAL planes overhead!

Thank ChurchHillGal
Hartford, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Stopped here on my way down to VA Beach and was happy to see the SR71 and F14 outside. Not very big inside, but the facility and displays were well kept. If you're not an aviation enthusiast, you might not find it all that great but for me it was well worth stopping to see the SR71. Not sure how... More 

Thank mwar1

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