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National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

1100 Spaatz St, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH 45433-7102
+1 937-255-3286
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Amazing collection

As others have mentioned this is an amazing collection of historical artifacts. There are so many... read more

Reviewed today
allecher
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Arkansas
Endless exhibit - helpful staff - history at its best

Attended unavailing of the Memphis Belle - a wonderful restoration and tasteful, fascinating... read more

Reviewed today
68Cruisin
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Redding, California
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1100 Spaatz St, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH 45433-7102
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Reviewed today

As others have mentioned this is an amazing collection of historical artifacts. There are so many planes, uniforms, artifacts, rockets, etc that you cannot possibly see it all in one day. The part that stood out most to me though was the quality of the...More

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Reviewed today

Attended unavailing of the Memphis Belle - a wonderful restoration and tasteful, fascinating display of history, crew and more. The balance of this amazing place is almost more than one take in in one visit. Try to plan for more than one day if you...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Nobody in their right mind would miss seeing this Museum. Isn't that what you go to Dayton for? Plan at least two days to see it all. Well signed and lotsof great a/c. Volunteers willing to spend time answering your questions. Get their early.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This aerospace museum is incredible!!! I had no idea what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. I am not the history buff in my family, but I thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent there. Museum is huge and laid out so well. There is...More

Thank Elizabeth T
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fabulous museum --lots to see, lots to learn, from young to older. Admission is free, donations welcomed. More to see than I had planned time for so definitely going back again! Very large gift shop with lots of aircraft themed items (a little pricey but...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum is huge, well laid out and full of interesting aircraft, historical items etc etc etc. There is also an Imax theater (extra cost.) Ever seen an SR-71 or a B2 bomber? B52? Presidential aircraft? X-planes? Huge rockets? You name ... You can’t see...More

Thank Kevin K
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We happened to be in Dayton on the opening day of the Memphis Belle exhibit, and ended up spending the entire day taking in all the festivities and viewing all the exhibits. It was an incredible experience and one that we would highly recommend. There...More

Thank Rudy M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Memphis Belle, a B17 WWII bomber, has been beautifully restored and is now displayed at the museum. The story boards and the accompanying exhibits truly tell the story of these remarkable planes and the crews that flew them. Over 6000 of these planes were...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was not expecting such an amazing place. This was by far the best part of our trip. We could have spent several days here. I recommend 1-2 days set aside to visit. Great history!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This place exceeded my already high expectations. The staff was friendly and informative. The history represented by the many planes was incredible. Being able to walk through the Air Force One that served presidents from Kennedy to Clinton was amazing. A family member who was...More

Thank James W
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Response from plevin2017 | Reviewed this property |
I would take at least 2 full days.if you are a reader plan on 3 days. The Bell is now on display. you could eat in motor home are at the cafe. It is in a city. The Dayton KOA 21 miles and fronerier campground... More
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Jody C
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Response from Carole W | Reviewed this property |
Not sure...but it a huge place...five airplane hangers
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Jody C
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Response from plevin2017 | Reviewed this property |
standing in front of two scooters.
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