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“Educational and fun with IMAX”

Cradle of Aviation Museum
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Garden City
Certificate of Excellence
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Los Angeles, California
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Educational and fun with IMAX”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Fantastic place. Under-utilized for sure! Great place for kids and adults alike. Everything from the Wright brothers to space travel.

Visited June 2014
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New York
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Suprisingly Very Good”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Don't let the fact that this museum is housed in part of a hanger from the days when Roosevelt Field was an aviation hub and air field, not the big mall we associate the name with today; it is really quite large and state of the art inside and was a most enjoyable experience. It literally traces the roots of early air travel and finishes with an actual Lunar Modual. Really enjoyed the volunteer Guide's detailed description of the first lunar landing and the many details he knew regarding the LEM. It was also gratifying to see a exhibit featuring WWII Ace Francis "Gabby" Gabreski. The museum certainly was not what I expected and was thoroughly pleased with my experience there... a first class museum indeed!

Visited July 2013
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New Hyde Park, New York
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Mini - Air and Space Museum”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

The Cradle of Aviation Museum is a gem in Nassau County, NY. I have enjoyed being a member of the museum several times over the past 10 years. They have an excellent IMAX theatre as well. The museum layout takes you on tour through the history of aviation on Long Island which has a rich history, from Charles Lindbergh to Grumman. Some of the volunteers are veterans, etc., who have first hand knowledge of some of the aircraft. After a trip to Washington DC's two Air and Space Museums, I realized how special the Cradle is as well. To me it is of similar caliber, but just on a smaller scale.

Visited June 2014
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Roslyn
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great set of Museums on Museum row”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Overall great experience. Fire Museum, airplanes, etc....great for the entire family. Reasonably priced and nice variety of options for all ages. The kids loved the interactive fire museum, and we all loved seeing the new planes as well as planes that were part of history!

Visited May 2014
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Rockville Centre, NY
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cradle of Aviation Museum”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Great Museum! The volunteer Guidance people were amazing!! They knowledge is based on their long time careers in the field and their love for Aviation!

The exhibits were amazing! Brought back good memories of the "old" Long Island.

I highly recommend this museum!

Visited March 2014
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