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National Air and Space Museum

6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-633-2214
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Private Guided Tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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Small Group Tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer and Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
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Reviewed yesterday

Fun for kids! A good museum, but not exciting, I expected far more better display. The simulator rides are not worth the money.

Thank Floridian_2009
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have visited the National Air and Space Museum many times over the years. On our last visit, we had the pleasure of having a tour narrated by Dave Baer, an American Airlines pilot, that is a volunteer at the museum. We learned more in...More

Thank Lynda B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Always, always crowded with families and field trips. Lots of homeless around, too. Exhibits are incredible.

Thank NLB52
Reviewed 2 days ago

This ranks in my TOP 3 when it comes to aircraft museums. (it also has an annex close to Dulles airport which will be reviewed separately). This is a must stop (at least 4 hours) for anybody interested in the history of aviation / exploration...More

Thank Christian S
Reviewed 2 days ago

The exhibits are extensive. It is unfortunate that there are extra charges for movies and simulators, which are not cheap.

Thank rimaSC
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is so much to take in, we always have to return & do something different. the Imax movie on Dark Universe was great! We enjoyed the planes, space ships & took a battle flight simulator.

Thank GailCooks
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great (free) museum for children and adults alike. Visitor can see just how basic the technology was in the times of moon exploration. Went into the planetarium (at extra cost) but very impressive show called Dark Universe and stayed for another show.

Thank ChrisHughes
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is especially interesting for the younger crowd . Get a guided tour and watch the movies. Some of them will blow your mind. Like if you squeeze the existence of the earth into one hour, humans have existed during the last second.

Thank knic661
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Museum had a slightly worn feel. Lots of extra costs for something that is free. Probably not worth a repeat future visit.

Thank Jenn1115
Reviewed 3 days ago

What an incredible place. I've been several times and never tire of seeing aviation up close. The exhibitions are terrific as are the IMAX movies.

Thank Cheryl E
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SGMac
13 November 2017|
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Response from ananole | Reviewed this property |
If you arrive prior to start, get on list. Don't expect to walk right in and have a space available for next start time during peak season.
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SGMac
13 November 2017|
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Just turn up, no need to reserve
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thesassysurfer
29 July 2017|
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Response from jordantps | Reviewed this property |
The only free parking is on the street, and they are hard to come by, particularly on weekends. There is underground parking, and other paid spaces nearby.
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