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Military Aviation Museum

1341 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457-1542
+1 757-721-7767
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Spent about 3 hours here and thoroughly enjoyed the many displays, aircraft and artifacts. Highly... read more

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55JT
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Cincinnati, OH
Surprisingly excellent museum way out in rural Virginia Beach land.

We were looking for something to do and found this museum online. I was surprised it was out where... read more

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Leonardo S
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World War One and Two aircraft THAT STILL FLY are the heart of this unique museum. 40,000 guests each year travel from all over the world to see our aircraft, especially during our major events and airshows. Come see why the Military Aviation Museum is one of the top attractions in all of Virginia Beach! Take a flight in an open cockpit biplane for a once in a lifetime experience, and learn about the heroes of the first fifty years of military aviation.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1341 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457-1542
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Reviewed yesterday

Spent about 3 hours here and thoroughly enjoyed the many displays, aircraft and artifacts. Highly recomend.

Thank 55JT
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were looking for something to do and found this museum online. I was surprised it was out where the farms and fruit stands are, East of main residential Virginia Beach areas. I was expecting something slapped together and found a excellent, volunteer-supported, complex with...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Been there 3 times, fantastic!! To see there wonderful planes in working order is just amazing. Hour and a half if nothing is going on, could be an afternoon if something is flying...be sure to get your picture in front of the P-51.More

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mike P, Senior Docent and Board Member at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for being a big supporter of our very special museum. Hope you are a member by now so you can come back any time you want? Between the dinosaur park, four major hangars, and over 70 aircraft and other displays, most people find that...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An amazing adventure! Had military planes from US, Russia, Germany, England from The Great War through Korean War. You are able to to go on 15-30 minute plane rides for an added price. A lot of the volunteers had a wealth of knowledge to share....More

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mike P, Senior Docent and Board Member at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for sharing your experience at our museum, and thanks also for recognizing the tireless efforts of our amazing volunteers. Those men and women in the blue museum volunteer shirts have given us more than a quarter million hours of their time in our first...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My kids loved this place. There is a discount for all veterans. They have the best collection of aircraft .

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good rainy day activity. One building isn’t open on the weekends so we couldn’t get in it. However, the others were filled with tons of history to look at. They even have a machine set up to take selfies that you can send to...More

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mike P, Senior Docent and Board Member at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for letting people know about your experience! We hope you can come back during the warmer months when we fly the planes quite a bit. Our open-cockpit biplane rides just started again for the year on weekends, and will be available Thursday - Sunday...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At first I was a bit skeptical at $15 a person. But my husband loves planes and there were dinosaurs at the entrance yes dinosaurs metal dinosaurs all over the entrance really big ones too, it looked fun and like I said my husband likes...More

Thank M G
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mike P, Senior Docent and Board Member at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for pointing out that this very special museum is not just for airplane geeks! Yes, there are dinosaurs, and yes there are all kinds of fun exhibits that kids of ANY age can learn from and be inspired by. Please come back and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing little bit of history here in Virginia Beach Va and they had a lot more aircraft then I expected them to have!!! We were met by a vet who works there (another great reason to go) and he explained all about the museum to...More

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mike P, Senior Docent and Board Member at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks, Sue! So glad to hear that you found your experience at our museum to be quite special.. Yes, we have a world class collection of exhibits and planes, and they have been displayed wonderfully here in some of Virginia Beach's finest greenspace. The volunteers...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was amayazed at how many planes they had from wwi to ww2 and Vietnam. My grandfather was a pilot in ww2 and Korea. They had each if the planes he flew except the panther jet. But each of the other 9 he flew in training...More

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mike P, Board Member at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Matt! Our mission is to educate, entertain, and inspire, and we have an obligation to help people understand what those people such as your grandfather undertook when they swore to go into harms way for our nation. We are very happy that you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The volunteers are amazing. Our tour guide was a former Navy fighter pilot, and his narrative as we went from early flight to WWI to WWII planes was grounded in his own experience. It was more than educational - thanks, Flash! The planes are fascinating,...More

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mike P, Board Member at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind words. We try very hard to be able to provide things of interest to everyone, and it sounds like we succeeded during your visit. Yes, our volunteers are a huge part of the appeal and success of the museum, and...More

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Response from Ron B | Reviewed this property |
$15.00 adults $7.50 Youth (6 - 17 year olds) 5 and under Free 65+ $13.00 Active duty/retired military $12.00 WWII veterans Free Group (10+) Adults $13.00 Youth $6.00
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Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
Taxi. Museum is 12+ miles from boardwalk. Didn't see a whole lot of other public transportation out of the boardwalk area.
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Response from Shuttergeezer | Reviewed this property |
I cannot add anything to what previous responders have stated. Walking is out of the question, and I do not know of any regular public transportation that goes there (down Princess Anne Road south of Pungo). That does not... More
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