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Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

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Address: 22156 Three Notch Rd, Lexington Park, MD 20653-2008
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+1 301-863-1900
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Planes!!!

Actually we were at an event for the museum this night! There was music, food great company and oodles of information about aviation from near and far. Being the kids to see the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lisa M
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Maryland
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Lindenwold, New Jersey
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hard to believe that this museum is not federally funded. Great work by the volunteers. Nice to see the history. Great to see the planes, ejection seats,engines,etc. Best part was being able to talk to the volunteers. They had so much to offer. Great insight into history.

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Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Actually we were at an event for the museum this night! There was music, food great company and oodles of information about aviation from near and far. Being the kids to see the static displays they are really neat.

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Lexington Park, Maryland
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

So much history - so many stories - a required visit in Southern Maryland. Excellent signage and docents available for a personal experience.

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Lexington Park, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Not a bug government run place - but a small town air museum. What! it happens to be the only place in the world that you can see and touch both versions of the JSF competition. its also got plenty of other aircraft and exhibits to see it worth a couple hour drive to see the aircraft

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Thank Robplant1964
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum is a small museum, but new renovations have really brightened the future of the museum! I look forward to visiting again as new items are put on display

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Thank Steven P
Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

If you are into Naval Aviation, then this is a must see attraction when you visit the Lexington Park / Patuxent River area. They have a large number of historical Naval aircraft on display. When some of these fighters were flying; I was still in grade school. Thankfully this museum is located off base rather than on base unlike China... More 

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Thank Brian90212
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This museum is great for what it is. Without a huge budget it is well done. If in the area it should be visited. We will return.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

As a former sailor who was stationed at Patuxent River and lived in the area for 23+ years, our visit to Patuxent River Naval Air Museum was nostalgic in many regards. The museum pays tribute to naval aviation history and is a must see for both locals and visitors to the area. The displays are well done and diverse and... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

This museum has all the great planes and helicopters flown by our wonderful USNavy over the years. It's nice to browse about leisurely and be close to these magnificent machines. There's a wonderful gift shop for moderately priced souvenirs. Don't miss it!

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Thank MK L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The location was near my hotel, the exhibits were really nice and informative. My son who is a bit too young to appreciate it also had a good time. Overall we had a good time, and if you have some time to kill this is a perfect location to do so.

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