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Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum

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Address: 500 Forrestal Rd, Rio Grande (City for Gps), Cape May, NJ 08242-2203
Phone Number: +1 609-886-8787
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Great non beach activity

I have been here twice and enjoyed seeing all the old war planes jeeps even boats. You can go into many of them and get a feel for the era. Cute little gift shop. You can get a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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New York
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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here twice and enjoyed seeing all the old war planes jeeps even boats. You can go into many of them and get a feel for the era. Cute little gift shop. You can get a discount ticket for here with the lighthouse.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice museum. Good exhibits on when this was a dive bomber training airport for WWII dive bombers. Airport is nice too if you have a small plane. Decent breakfast / lunch joint on site but call, as of this date closed for renovations. If you fly in GA you will need a car or taxi to get to the beach....

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Somerset, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a very rainy cold windy day! Dress warm as the hangar is not heated. The movie was excellent. There are many planes and helicopter you can sit, touch and climb around. Many hands on activities for kids. Nice 9/11 exhibit. The 1940's room was great!! Fun and interesting! When you are done or before you enter, be sure... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A sunny November day when we visited the museum was quiet but interesting. As a maritime aviator I found it fascinating to learn about the history of Naval Aviation Training in the area as well as seeing some of the great aircraft they have on display.

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Chardon, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My father-in-law was stationed here during WWII and we were surprised and thrilled to find this museum and to learn more about that time in his life. The man working at the time we visited was very helpful and shared much about the station and the museum and its creation. Unfortunately he informed us that most of the records of... More 

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Tuesday morning later in October. The museum is located at the Cape May Airport inside historic Hangar #1. We didn't have any trouble finding the museum using our GPS. There is parking right in front. We both really enjoyed it. There are quite a few aircraft (planes, helicopters, etc), a Control Tower you can climb the... More 

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This was a must on my list, so after seeing many places on my wife's list we finally arrived. I was as expected, but wish some of the items on display had information attached.

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Perfect destination for a rainy day (or dry for that matter). LOTS of history here both personal and mechanical. I was the one who wanted to visit here and my girlfriend went along with the plan to make me happy, but she enjoyed it as much as I did (standing right next to a "Top Gun" F-14 was the highlight... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The Naval Air Station Wildwood hangar is loaded with military aircraft that is available to touch, and in some cases, sit in. I am no airplane buff, but I was fascinated by the Russian Mig, the Grumman F-14 and F16?, several military helicopters (including one that was used in the production of the TV show MASH). There was a mock-up... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Member of the museum and introduced museum to family members. Rode in a B-24. Great exhibits and aircraft. Have attended lectures and fundraising events.

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