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National Air and Space Museum

6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-633-2214
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The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer and Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
National Mall
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+1 202-633-2214
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"the wright brothers"
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"on display"
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"great exhibits"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is so amazing. A lot to see and for free A must see on you’re trip to Washington DC. Did I said it was free and amazing?

Thank YannickZoldermans
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots of interactive activities for children, lectures about careers for teenagers, and lots of aircraft and aircraft mechanics. Most of all the space shuttle and an opportunity to talk with an astronaut!

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is one of the best museums in DC. They have a McDonalds in the museum and there is lots of room for little ones to walk around and get some exercise. The planes are great and while the simulators are fun, they are a...More

Thank Deborah F
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots of educational exhibits at the National Air and Space Museum. More suited to younger children however our three teenagers still managed to spend 90 minutes looking around.

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Reviewed yesterday

Every time we visit the DC area we make a trip to the National Air and Space Museum. It is fantastic and great for all ages. They showcase great WWII planes and inside of an aircraft carrier as well as earlier flight history with an...More

Thank GGsTraveling
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Everyone was ranting and raving about the astronaut gear (which was super awesome) but I liked the missiles the best! #TrustButVerify

Thank Lindsey R
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Reviewed yesterday

Easily one of my favorite museums ever, and definitely a highlight of the DC Smithsonian scene. You could spend a whole day in here and not get bored. Be sure to check out the sister museum, Udvar-Hazy Center out near Dulles Airport, for additional space/flight...More

Thank Sean H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very educational and fun experience for all age groups. Planetarium is a great movie option for young kids.

Thank Pamela P
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went here on a tour by myself while my wife is at her work conference during the day. There was absolutely no wait to get in, but it was very crowded inside. Many exhibits were very cool. I loved seeing the old planes and...More

Thank JWH1984
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Reviewed yesterday

There is a reason why this is one of the most popular museums in the world. Flight and space exploration has captured the human imagination for centuries. When we fly on a jet, people should know that there is a science behind this and great...More

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Anthony S
18 July 2018|
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Response from Andrea R | Reviewed this property |
They were open but you should always check first because museums being federal buildings they have some special schedules sometimes
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Luis R
18 June 2018|
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Response from MJSpock | Reviewed this property |
It’s open to everyone. You can go by yourself.
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Response from JohnandJaneS | Reviewed this property |
2+ hours. Longer if its crowded on a weekend or summer afternoon. It can be wall to wall people when its crowded.
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