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National Air and Space Museum

6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-633-2214
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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 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
National Mall
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+1 202-633-2214
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This is one museum where you can easily spend an entire day! Anyone who loves space, and airplanes this is the place for you!

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This is a very good place to visit with kids. Very informative and interesting. Kids can learn a lot.

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Fantastic museum! Not crowded and easy parking. Amazing to see the advancement in technology for aviation

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Really great exhibits. Many of these hisrorical space events happened in my lifetime so I think it represents the time well.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It had been several years since visiting the museum. It’s still the one of the top visited museums in DC. While it’s changed some it still boasts a very nice collection of aircraft. I found out as well what is not on display here can...More

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Reviewed yesterday

You can expect a long line to get in but once you do, it's worth it. It looks old on the inside but all of the information is up to date. There are a ton of things to see and plenty to learn along the...More

Thank Jazz7837
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stunning. The one we went round had the original Wright Brothers flyer and many historical aircraft. There was also a SS20 and a Pershing, which was chilling as I grew up in Britain in the 1970s

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Reviewed 2 days ago

super crowded but worth it. If you like anything related to the history of aviation and space, make sure to visit. There is alot to look at, rockets, space capsules, and alot of aircraft, including a replica of an aircraft carrier flight deck. Early morning...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Both my 13 yr nephew and I decided to go in and check things out. There were lots of interactive things to do for both young and old. Spent only an hour or so inside and had to leave. Lots to see but ran out...More

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My son was so happy to have made it to the National Air and Space Museum. It was awesome! They had airplanes, missiles, hot air balloons, rovers and satellites. They had a planet exhibit as well as an exhibit on Apollo 13. You can also...More

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Anthony S
18 July 2018|
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Response from Andrea R | Reviewed this property |
They were open but you should always check first because museums being federal buildings they have some special schedules sometimes
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Luis R
19 June 2018|
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Response from MJSpock | Reviewed this property |
It’s open to everyone. You can go by yourself.
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13 June 2018|
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Response from JohnandJaneS | Reviewed this property |
2+ hours. Longer if its crowded on a weekend or summer afternoon. It can be wall to wall people when its crowded.
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