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“History of Naval Aviation!”

National Naval Aviation Museum
Ranked #1 of 107 things to do in Pensacola
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Experience the magic of flight at the National Naval Aviation Museum! See over 4,000 artifacts and 150 aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Aviation. Ride the flight simulators or catch all the drama and power of amazing IMAX films. Dine in the authentic Cubi Bar Cafe and take home the spirit of Naval Aviation with a unique memento from the Flight Deck Store. Spend a cool day inside the Museum and experience Hands-on-History! New Naval Air Station Entrance: All visitors to the National Naval Aviation Museum, Fort Barrancas and Pensacola Lighthouse who do not possess a Department of Defense identification card or are unescorted by the holder of a Department of Defense identification card, will be required to enter the installation via the West Gate located off Blue Angel Parkway.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Navarre, Florida
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“History of Naval Aviation!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

This is one of Pensacola's main tourist attractions. I live here so i'm not a tourist, and we still love to go. You can get a free guided tour, and all of the guides are very knowledgable. Hard to find such a quality museum with free admittance these days. Definitely a great way to spend the day! On Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, there are practice shows for the Blue Angels air shows, also free, which is definitely worth going for! Amazing!!!

Visited May 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Great for history buffs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

I liked that you could go through and see things without being charged. There are charges for rides. There is so much to see unfortunately we did not have that much time to really get the whole benefit of the place.

Visited May 2014
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San Rafael, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

I'm always interested in air museum's and this one was one of the best I've visited. It it easily accessible and well layout. Although it is a Naval museum it has a lot of aircraft from other services and countries. There are several "hands on " exhibits such as a "Blue Angel" simulator. The museum is free but some of the "rides" are extra. It is also quite accessible for anyone having handicap problems. When I visited, there was a retirement ceremony in the auditorium area for a "Super Chief" which was quite touching as sailors were stationed around the upper balcony each holding one of our States flags. I would highly recommend this to families, especially those with children. Makes you proud to be an American.

Visited May 2014
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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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“Fun and educational for all ages”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Love this place and have been there many times. Definitely a "must do" when you're in the Pensacola area.

Visited March 2014
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

A GREAT, FREE place to spend that inevitable "rainy day at the beach"! Well worth visiting even if the sun is shining! Super large, super packed exhibit halls. Did I mention FREE?

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