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National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

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Address: 1100 Spaatz St, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH 45433-7102
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Fabulous Airplanes

We had a fun day at the Air Force Museum and it was FREE.No admission. We saw the retired Air Force Ones from FDR to the one that was used for JFK, there were other smaller planes... read more

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Englewood, Ohio
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Englewood, Ohio
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a fun day at the Air Force Museum and it was FREE.No admission. We saw the retired Air Force Ones from FDR to the one that was used for JFK, there were other smaller planes that were used for when the airports were smaller. All the aircraft had signage telling all about who used them and for how... More 

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Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have any interest in history or aircraft you must make sure you visit this place once or many times. We were there for a few hours but realized we could not see everything in one visit. Cannot wait to come back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an experience. There is grandeur, spectacular displays, historical experience...just a wonderful place to see.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was by far one of the largest and most impressive aviation museums I have visited; only the RAF museum in London and the Smithsonian National A&S museum annex by Dulles even come close. Pretty much every aircraft type flown by the USAF from WW2 onward is represented, along with a scattering of allied/opposing aircraft. Two particular exhibits you are... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Museum is truly outstanding. My grandson - age 4 - did not stop talking about all the exhibits for many days. There is enough to see and touch and be entertained for more than just one day. Definitely would recommend this attraction to anyone who visits Dayton. Displays of airplanes is incredible and stopping at each to read and... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must for anyone visiting (or living) in this area. When we first moved here someone recommended we visit this museum. The entrance fee is free, so our expectations were low, but we were floored at the quality and extensive exhibits in this museum. 10 years later we still visit regularly and every time we visit, we *always*... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a real gem in Dayton. Huge display of aircraft and artifacts related to all aspects of flight. The new fourth building was recently opened and is very well done. The aircraft are organized chronologically and the displays are well done. Volunteers help answer your questions and there are places to eat, a gift shop, lockers, an IMAX theater... More 

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Cedar City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An amazing museum! So many facets of aviation history are exhibited here. I found the exhibits and explanations about World War II to be especially interesting. A must to visit...

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Beavercreek, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been to the museum several times, but at four hours per visit, I still find new things to see. Now, with the addition of the fourth hangar, it is really a must-see in the Dayton area.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The NMUSAF covers the history of US aviation from the early days of the Wright Brothers up through our current military operations. Since there are books and websites for you to explore, I won't cover all the details. Let me say that the new (June 2016) fourth hanger is brings the other missions of the Air Force front and center.... More 

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