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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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+1 937-255-3286
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Space Shuttle Simulator and more

We took family visiting from out of town to see the new building which houses the Space Shuttle Simulator as well as numerous retired Air Force One planes and lots more - it was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took family visiting from out of town to see the new building which houses the Space Shuttle Simulator as well as numerous retired Air Force One planes and lots more - it was definitely worth it! The Air Force Museum is open 364 days per year and completely free to visit - it's a national treasure! On this visit,... More 

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Jackson, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Free Admission! From first to most recent aviation, all here. Wright Brothers, Stealths, Air Force One. JFK Air Force One on display plus others. I most enjoyed walking thru each of the Planes used by the presidents starting in the mid-forties.

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Region of Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What an amazing venue for anyone interested in the evolution of aircraft and space flight. Ever since I was a young boy growing up in Scotland, and being a child in the 1960's during the period of the Cold War, I used to watch the Lightnings at RAF Leuchars scrambling to intercept the Russian 'Bears'. Over the years, the type... More 

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Gahanna, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I have visited the Air Force Museum before, but wanted to go back to see the Presidential planes. This museum is definitely worth a visit. It has tons of displays about aviation history and its free. It also gives you the option to see interesting 3D movies with a cost. If you enjoy history, aviation, or just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family has now made several visits to the museum. So much history to learn, beautiful displays, and fun for the whole family.

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vandalia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This a Great place for adults and children. It's free to enter. Plan to spend the whole day. Exhibits range from the Wright Brothers to the space age. An excellent IMAX Theater is present with several different showing a day. a very good cafeteria is available at the museum. It is a very affordable day for the entire family.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this museum so so much! It seems almost endless! They did an amazing job with all of the displays; truly capturing the size of the aircrafts as well as appointing it to a particular time period. There's no way you can honestly get through this museum in one day....not if you're really stopping and reading and learning about... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the Air Force museum. They are always changing up there displays of aircraft and things to see. Most of all it is Free admittance and the kids love it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see, my family has been a few times and can't wait to go back. Something for everyone to enjoy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great displays and wonderful for kids of all ages to enjoy don't miss this one. Free parking and free admission a real plus for the family to enjoy other things in the museum makes this a great experience. big Screen threater and simulators. Always popular gift shop and enough choices for meals makes this a one stop place to go.... More 

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