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This is a top notch place if you are interested in aviation and space. They arranged this place so wonderful, that every single plane has its place. And they have icons like the SR-71, the Enola Gay..... more
This is a top notch place if you are interested in aviation and space. They arranged this place so wonderful, that every single plane has its place. And they have icons like the SR-71, the Enola Gay..... more »
Auxiliary Air and Space Museum packed with aircraft and other artifacts. Restoration goes on in a hanger in a (viewable) hanger in the back. Items include: space shuttle Discovery, B-29 Enola Gay...
Auxiliary Air and Space Museum packed with aircraft and other artifacts. Restoration goes on in a hanger in a (viewable) hanger in the back. Items include: space shuttle Discovery, B-29 Enola Gay... more »
I did. had a few hours layover to spend at Dulles Airport. With no doubt, this was the best layover hours spend at an “airport”. This museum tops it all from all the air and space museums in the...
I did. had a few hours layover to spend at Dulles Airport. With no doubt, this was the best layover hours spend at an “airport”. This museum tops it all from all the air and space museums in the... more »
I visited on a Monday afternoon and spent two to three hours enjoying immensely the collection of aircraft in this museum. Admission is free, leaving only the $15 parking fee to pay. The Smithsonian does a great job keeping the place clean and getting people through security in a more than reasonable time. I also viewed my first IMAX film here and found the seating and experience overall to be worth the price of admission. The museum itself has a wide assortment of commercial and military aircraft to view from a short distance. The placards serve their educational purpose by providing historical context for the time periods in which the aircraft flew and their purpose along with a special fact or two. I was surprised to see examples of enemy aircraft also on display along with stories about how the museum came to own these artifacts of past wars. The Space Shuttle Discovery of course is a well known and deservedly highly visited centerpiece of the museum. The size of the Shuttle is rather awesome up close and lends to photo opportunities from multiple vantage points. A great place for children and adults to see and learn some aeronautical history to be sure. I could return next year for a refresher on all the exhibits and maybe take a closer look at some of the more subtle supplementary exhibits I did not see this time.
There are so many incredible things to see here but the thing that steals the show is the space shuttle. Spent about 2 hours walking around each floor, getting a good up close view of everything, reading each description, and taking pictures. The fact that this is free is so cool. If you are hungry there is even a shake shack! Good on the museum for having quality food here. Before you leave make sure to stop by the observation tower to get a good look of the surrounding areas and see airplanes take off and land.
Loved it! Just spent several hours there and I felt like a kid in a candy store. Such an abundance of incredible aviation and space machinery from the beginning of modern flight. I’d have a hard time choosing a favorite exhibit but was thrilled to see both the SR-71 Blackbird and Space Shuttle Discovery up close and in the flesh. Please visit, you won’t regret it.
Wow amazingly big and nice air museum. If you love airplane or study for pilot or you have interest jn aviation, I recommend you go there. If you are not interested in aviation, you will still love it there. Same to me. It's worth my time and you too. It's perfect for single, couple or families with or without kids. Much fun there. Free to entry but the parking fee is $10 or less than $15. They have souvenirs..
This has to be one of the best things to do during a layover at any airport in the world - as well as being a fantastic day out in its own right. You can catch the 981/983 bus service from right outside Dulles to the museum. It’s $2 each way - and you need cash. No debit cards. Service runs every 20 mins. The museum is free (though if you drive it’s $15 parking) and you could easily spend 3+ hours there. From Concorde to an F35, the Discovery Space Shuttle and the alien-like SR71 Blackbird. This museum is a must for any aviation or space geek. It is a world class collection.
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