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“Wonderful experience”

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Ranked #1 of 74 things to do in Dayton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends from out of town wanted to see a museum before leaving so we went to National Air Force Museum. Though none of us had served in armed forces we were all thrilled with the museum. Very friendly, helpful and informative volunteers to guide us. Layout was intuitive and displays through corridors joining the hangers were very meaningful. We spent 2 hours and didn’t get to see the new fourth hanger. All agreeded we must return to this museum!

Thank elainej285
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You need a full day or weekend to tour all ends of the place. Really hard to believe there is no admission charge, I would have paid happily. There are two places to eat in the building, personal pizzas, chicken strips, burgers. Pricy, but good. Plus, we were happy to hand over money at this point in our tour. Walking into the room of rockets evoked a feeling similar to looking up at Times Square, just, woah. There were 5 Airforce One planes there and you could walk through more than half of them. The latest exhibit, the Memphis Bell, seemed popular. Enjoyed the holocaust exhibit. We spent 6 hours there and didn't see it all. Will return.

Thank Abby G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful free museum with an amazing aircraft collection. Displays range from Wright Brothers to an Apollo capsule to JFK’s Air Force One. Comfortable shoes are a must.

Thank AndyKansasCity
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see if you like air museums. Its huge, historical, educational, and easy to navigate. I put on over 11k steps as measured with my fitbit and it took seven hours. If you have physical issues walking or standing, they have motorized carts available free and first come first serve. But half way through, the battery died and we had to get another one. Thankfully, one was available because I don't think my dad could've made it without the cart. Lots of history here. Make a point to visit.

Thank TheHappyWanderer58
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sons and I love visiting the Air Force Museum.. We make at least one trip a year. We love seeing all the planes. One of the coolest places to go.

Thank cmarlin88
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