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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.
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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What can be said about seeing John Glenn’s Friendship 7, three Wright flyers, The Spirit of St. Louis and other noted aircraft? Just do it.

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Reviewed yesterday

This museum is a must see whilst in Washington DC - it's also free which is great! There is so much to see in the museum, you could spend all day there, with all kind of exhibits. The amount on display is fantastic, from Amelia...More

Thank Camilla C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is definitely one of a kind. I went in and it was like being tele-transported into another age and experiencing first hand some of the most epic adventures of human kind. From the wright brothers bicycle to the apolo rockets on full scale...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went on the free tour to see all of the highlights, 90 minutes. Wonderfully informative and interesting for all ages. Strongly recommend.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent a little time at the Air and Space a few years ago, but made sure that we allocated proper time on this visit. You almost have to pinch yourself to realise that you are looking at the original Wright Brothers aircraft, especially when...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I can't go to Washington without making my ritual visit to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum on the Mall. Where else can you see Lindbergh's plane, 1930s through 1950s airliners, WWI and WWII war birds, the Apollo space capsule, and the SS-20 and Pershing...More

Thank Graemeauton
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were really looking forward to this museum. The exhibits are good, however I was extremely disappointed to see how few aircraft they actually had in the museum for people to see. There was also not a lot of interactive exhibits and...More

Thank Dani H
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I just wanted to note that there is no display or exhibit referencing the historical first flight in America which took off in Philadelphia and landed in Deptford,NJ.....via baloon. Come on Air and Space!

Thank Sean G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is so much to see and do especially for kids: you only need one day here though. We went in the morning and brought a picnic lunch because you can go outside and get back in later on. (There are also food trucks if...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have visited this museum many times over the years. There used to be more items displayed on the ground floor. I suppose some have been moved to Virginia. The Spirit of St Louis is still here. The lunar module is displayed prominently near the...More

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2 April 2018|
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Response from Alix M | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. Most of the museums in dc did have a room available. Some only took coats. Others took coats and bags.
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14 February 2018|
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Response from DOCEM1969 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the film but a few of them are worth seeing especially the ones projected in the domed space which looks like being under the sky.
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SGMac
13 November 2017|
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Response from ananole | Reviewed this property |
If you arrive prior to start, get on list. Don't expect to walk right in and have a space available for next start time during peak season.
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