We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great display of aircraft”

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

The museum is organized by chronology and starts off with early flight including artifacts from the Wright Brothers. The newest building has the presidential planes on display which you used to have to get tickets to take a bus into the base to go see. The museum is well done and there are free tours in each of the 4 hangers throughout the day.

Thank TravelingJohnB80
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (4 167)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"presidential planes"
in 269 reviews
"cold war"
in 165 reviews
"space shuttle"
in 144 reviews
"aviation history"
in 156 reviews
"the wright brothers"
in 259 reviews
"on display"
in 233 reviews
"imax theater"
in 115 reviews
"korean war"
in 49 reviews
"stealth bomber"
in 47 reviews
"flight simulator"
in 43 reviews
"dayton area"
in 136 reviews
"space exploration"
in 41 reviews
"early years"
in 60 reviews
"huge hangers"
in 44 reviews
"early flight"
in 52 reviews
"free admission"
in 125 reviews
"military aircraft"
in 90 reviews
Filter

64 - 68 of 4 167 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Dad spent over 27 years in the Air Force so I really wanted to come here and I am glad I did. Need to spend longer than one day so I will have to come back. The Memphis Belle is now on display .

Thank vahanning
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many things to see and take in, with all the many different types of plane's and the history of everything that you can read about.

Thank Cindy M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is HUGE! When you go, bring comfortable walking shoes, and block off a good chunk of time to thoroughly enjoy all the exhibits. There are 4-5 hangers filled from floor to ceiling with every type of aircraft, missile/rocket and satellite. The hangers are organized according to time frame; example: WW1/WW2, Korean War, Vietnam War, Cold War, Space and US Presidential Air Force One! If you wish to preview the museum, go on their website and you can do a virtual tour.

You can adventure through the museum by yourself, or take a guided tour. The folks at the front desk will let you know when they are running, and they make announcements over the PA system as well. The museum admission fee if FREE!!! If you wish to have a nice detailed map, they ask for a donation. The usual donation is $5.00. They have a restaurant inside, although I did not check that out. They have a gift shop that has a ton of neat things: clothing, books, model planes, mugs, etc.

If you are in Dayton, you should really check this place out. It is top notch, and Dayton's most popular tourist attraction.

Thank Carolyn P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing museum for anyone interested in flight. Literally hundreds of aircraft ranging from the early days of aviation to the most modern plus missiles and spacecraft. Everything is exceptionally restored and maintained with very good explanations making it an educational experience. The place is huge and once away from the bottle neck at the beginning, it's so quiet as you move into the hangers that you wonder where everyone is at. Must see for aviation enthusiasts and anyone else wanting to learn about flight. Plan on as many hours as your feet will handle.

Thank Ronald S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Been to National Museum of the U.S. Air Force? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing