I love this museum! Great place to hang out and lots of good history to see with all the space and aircraft.
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We spent several hours wandering through this massive museum near the Dulles Airport outside of Washington DC. A huge collection of aircraft fill the galleries with both commercial and military aircraft. Highlights include the Enola Gay and the Space Shuttle. The space section is also...More
I love that there are free tours of the Smithsonian. The docents are full of information about the exhibits and very knowledgeable. Be aware that the parking meters outside are from the National Park Service and the only way you can pay is through their...More
My wife and I always make sure to take any of our out of town visitors here. I always find something new or some piece of information that was overlooked from a previous visit. It is very close to home, and if you do not...More
If you are visiting the DC area and out near Dulles Airport, this is a must-do! I like it better than the downtown Air and Space because it is less crowded and it's amazing that there are dozens of full-sized airplanes, large (i.e. Concorde, Enola...More
Probably the most astounding collection of aircraft you'll ever see. Just to see a real Space Shuttle would have been worth the trip. The simulators weren't that great but they are ok for smaller kids - not cheap though.
A day well spent. We were very much impressed with the decades of aviation history displayed and was very excited to see Discovery Space Shuttle. Must visit place when you are in D.C area.
Although the SR-71, the Enola Gay and the space shuttle Discovery are the highlights and the main draws, the museum has hundreds of other less well-known but fascinating exhibits. The level of information offered on each is just right and the guided tour (which runs...More
This is a really neat experience for all ages. It is a HUGE hangar type building. I was very impressed with the collection of planes displayed: SR-71 Blackbird, Discovery shuttle, Apollo mission landing capsules, Air France Concorde, World War 1 planes, WW2 planes including the...More