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“C Visitor from England.”

National Museum of World War II Aviation
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The museum is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (starting 2 Jun 17) and Saturday from 10AM to 4PM. Tours are at 10AM, NOON and 2PM. Visitors can walk around the museum on their own or take a historical tour with a docent. Hourly docent led tours are also available to visit WestPac Restoration where WWII aircraft are actively being restored to flying condition.
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“C Visitor from England.”
Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

An excellent experience much improved by the recent addition of the lecture theatre, well informed guide and hands on with the aircraft

Visited May 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Newport, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

For anyone even remotely interested in WWI history, this is a great way to spend a couple of hours; entertaining and informative. For airplane geeks like me, it's truly awesome! No where else will you get a chance to see a P-38 undergoing a complete restoration up close and personal. The displays and finished flyable display airplanes were worth the visit in their own right, but for me the highlight was the walk through of the West Pac warbird restoration facility where skilled craftsmen are bending metal, piecing together rare war planes right in front of you. If that sounds at all interesting to you, you should definitely not miss this museum!

Visited June 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Could have been awesome...”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

We were very excited to go to the Museum...but the 'docent' or guide we got was so bad, we left after 30 minutes....and didn't see one darn plane. This guide told bad jokes, over shared personal opinions and was so slooooow....he just went on and on. Example...he said no one really knows what started WWII (and that's world war 2 not 11 - first bad joke). He gave several opinions about when WWII really started....and then said..."personally, I think it was the aliens that started WWII". :::sigh::: No one laughed at any of his jokes.

Now I get that this is all done by volunteers...but really, we all just want a bit of information and then let us wander around the different rooms and take us on to the next room. They won't let you wander on your own...so it's going to be luck of the draw which guide you get.

The cost is not a lot and you get a break if you prebook your guide. Also...this place is way out of the way w/ nowhere to eat that is close...so plan ahead if you go.

Visited June 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent! ”
Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

Very informative for the young and old, highly recommend. Seeing the displays showing the chain of events and the restoration of some of the planes were awesome.

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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent for the Expert and Beginner Alike”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Where else could you view the turbocharger to engine ductwork on a P-47 without its fuselage? If you have no idea what that is, you'll still enjoy an afternoon at the WWII aviation museum. However, if you are a true aviation buff, an afternoon won't be enough! If you bring "the next aviation generation" bring along some snacks and drinks to occupy them outside while the rest of the party takes in the exhibits.

Visited November 2013
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