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Armstrong Air & Space Museum, Wapakoneta

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The Armstrong Air & Space Museum is a museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio, the hometown of aviator and astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the Moon. Opened in 1972, the museum chronicles Ohio's contributions to the history of aeronautics and space flight. The museum is home to the original Gemini 8 spacecraft piloted by Armstrong to perform the world's first space docking, two of Armstrong's space suits, multiple items from the Apollo Program missions, a Moon rock brought back during the Apollo 11 mission, and an F5D Skylancer. The museum has several main galleries that cover the early beginnings of the Space Race, all the way to the end of the Space Shuttle Era. In the museum's Astro-theater, multimedia presentations and documentaries are cast upon the interior of the dome.

The Armstrong Museum is a member site in a larger network of museums and destinations owned by the Ohio History Connection. The National Aviation Heritage Area (NAHA) lists the Armstrong Air & Space Museum as one of its partner organizations, citing its preservation of historically relevant material related to the history of aerospace. While the museum bears the name of the famed Apollo 11 astronaut, Armstrong had no formal connection with the museum nor did he benefit from the organization in any way.
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  • The movie about Apollo 11 was one of my favorite experiences there. It was specific and concise (30 minutes) and gave a good explanation of how the entire voyage occurred. I also was very... 
    The movie about Apollo 11 was one of my favorite experiences there. It was specific and concise (30 minutes) and gave a good explanation of how the entire voyage occurred. I also was very...  more »
  • Real neat place. It was the perfect size of a museum for kids. Not too big where kids got bored. There was a fun interactive room where kids experienced working with electric energy(I'm told the... 
    Real neat place. It was the perfect size of a museum for kids. Not too big where kids got bored. There was a fun interactive room where kids experienced working with electric energy(I'm told the...  more »
  • Right along I-75 is the museum Neil Armstrong didn’t want built…but it has some great relics in there from the space race. It is run down and needs some updates, but if you can get past the first... 
    Right along I-75 is the museum Neil Armstrong didn’t want built…but it has some great relics in there from the space race. It is run down and needs some updates, but if you can get past the first...  more »
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  • If you're in town, definitely stop by this place. For the price, it's a good 30 min to 1 hr to spend here. Ticket prices are not expensive however when I called a few weeks ago, I was told I would get a group discount but when I came to the museum, they said they don't do that but I showed them the email and they honored it. I really appreciate them for that. Apart from that, the museum was really good. Really good stuff there. They have the actual Gemini shuttle there which was pretty cool
  • An absolutely wonderful museum with great artifacts! I really really enjoyed this museum. It has a nice layout, nice flow and order to things. The exhibits are GREAT and have some really amazing artifacts that probably otherwise would be at the Smithsonian in DC. This museum is not huge but it is mighty!! 1000% worth your time. The staff was super friendly as well. Thank you for a great experience!
  • Right along I-75 is the museum Neil Armstrong didn’t want built…but it has some great relics in there from the space race. It is run down and needs some updates, but if you can get past the first impressions, you’ll find a small bit mighty museum with some incredible history in it. Definitely worth a stop if your driving along mid Ohio and at $10; well worth the price of admission. You can see everything in under an hour easy.
  • This was a day trip with our toddler. He really enjoyed the very few interactive exhibits. Pricing was decent for the 45 minutes we explored the museum. The layout is very nice and flows so well. Very educational and the hallway with all the lights is cool. Gift shop was ridiculously expensive. We purchased astronaut ice cream. Not a place we would take our child multiple times. One time. Less than hour. You can read and see everything.
  • Let’s cut to the chase this place is a solid two hours of awesome space sh*t. Armstrong was an American hero the rare kind of hero that doesn’t have a closet full of skeletons. Great place to take photos with the kids and not have to worry about someone finding the photos in 30 years and thinking “I can’t believe they posed in front of a statue of that monster.”

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