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Cradle of Aviation Museum

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Address: 1 Davis Ave, Garden City, NY 11530-6743
Phone Number: +1 516-572-4111
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My husband and I went there on a rainy snowy day. It was very interesting and educational to learn the history of aviation. I strongly recommend the cradle of about aviation as a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Christine C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went there on a rainy snowy day. It was very interesting and educational to learn the history of aviation. I strongly recommend the cradle of about aviation as a nice inside local museum for families and couples.

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Thank Christine C
Allentown
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned so much in one afternoon at the Cradle of aviation. There were so many people who shared their experiences and so many great exhibits to experience! We had a great time

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Garden City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much to see and some of the exhibits are hands on as well. If you like planes, old and new, space exploration and it's science, even old cars...you'll find it here. The exhibits are awesome and very informative. To be honest I never paid admission since I've visited this location numerous times for corporate events, AAA travel nights and... More 

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Thank lejaceman
Roosevelt, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Next to the Air & Space Museum this place tells the history of Aviation . I have been involved in Aviation since my youth and this is one of the best places for knowledge. Besides Long Island has a rich history being the place where Charles Lindbergh took his historic flight. this is where Grumman built the Lunar Module. The... More 

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Thank Ron B
Far Rockaway, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Went here with my wife on a date. Nice and interesting place-for guys. My wife was somewhat bored, but that could be because she's not such a plane enthusiast

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Thank yms64
Bethpage, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The history of aviation. Very large amount of artifacts and displays. The museum is enormous and filled with all kinds of aircraft. Worth the trip.

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Thank RRolston
Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A very interesting place to visit with the family. Love it! Very informative. They are very helpful guides thru all the museum. There is a young tour guide (don't remember his name) he was very helpful and polite. My only complaint is with the lady at the tickets this last Saturday morning. She wasn't very helpful, hopefully it was just... More 

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Thank 4everKarin
Brewster, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

What a little gem on Long Island's Museum Row. There is so much to look at that you literally don't know where to begin. This museum explores Long Island's rich aviation history from the days of hot air balloons all the way up to the present day. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank Thei J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We had an unexpected delay stop over courtesy of Delta airlines and they put in the Long Island Marriott which is set in a massive car park of nothingness. We headed for a brisk walk on a cycle path and stumbled across this museum! I love aviation so easily spent 2 hours (only scratched the surface of exhibits) wandering around... More 

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Thank Jon A
Floral Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Eye opening exhibits, very interesting and educational trip. We would definitely recommend it for a family outing .

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