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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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Neighbourhood: National Mall
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Address: 6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
Phone Number:
2026331000
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10:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers'...

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You could spend days taking it all in.

Very impressive museum. There is so much to look at. We spent more time here than any other place visited thus far. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time. My wife and I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very impressive museum. There is so much to look at. We spent more time here than any other place visited thus far. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time. My wife and I had fun in one of the flight simulators. We did have to pay for this but it was worth it. If you have kids this would... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Free entry. You could easily spend 4/5 hours here. Expect lots of young families. There's a McDonalds inside which is good for a quick snack.

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Marion, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great museum to check out air and space technology. Loved the Apollo space mission exhibit and the Navy Aircraft carrier exhibit. Flight simulator ride was "the bomb.com" according to the two 11 year old boys with us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Many interactive exhibits. My grandson loved the simulator. I max film on world War two in 3d was well done.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow!! Lots to see!! Great museum to visit. Many attractions for every age level. IMAX theater with many choices to see. Telescopes, space shuttle, moon rocks, movies, rockets, hands on activities. Lots to see!!! Don't miss out when visiting!!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I never get tired of going here. There is some available space at one end of the museum since items have been moved to the Annex near Dulles Airport

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East Meadow, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The smithsonian national air and space museum is a wonderful and if your in DC a must see. This museum brings to life aviation and astronomical science to the very best extent possible. With planes and space modules all around you it's easy to get interested and encourages young children especially to explore discover and innovate. The museum is a... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worth visiting with family or solo on your next trip to Washington D.C, I found the museum fascnating: the history of airspace and, exhibit of old planes ad much more!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is so overwhelming in scope. From the Wright Brothers plane to space capsules and beyond. As you make your way through the Smithsonian buildings, make this a #1 stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked this museum for hours. One of our favorite. Really enjoyed the old airlines part also enjoyed the Apollo & the Space shuttle displays. Definitely one museum we would like to revisit again.

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