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Pima Air & Space Museum

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Address: 6000 East Valencia Road, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, AZ 85756
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Be amazed at one of the world's largest aircraft collections: including 2+...

Be amazed at one of the world's largest aircraft collections: including 2+ hangars of World War II planes, supersonic spyplanes, the world's smallest bi-plane, plus many other unique private, military and commercial air & spacecraft documenting the evolution of flight. Friendly docents augment your visit. Only Pima Air & Space offers the bus tour of the "Boneyard"/AMARG (M-F only, no holidays) plus offers its own tram tour of the museum's 80 acres of one-of-a kind planes daily (additional fees). You can actually touch "aviation history" including "Freedom One" (that flew the American 444-days-in-Iran hostages home), presidential crafts, planes that launched astronauts, delivered life-saving food/fuel, etc. and others with wingspans the length of a football field... Ogle helicopters, MiGs, an Oscar, a rare German buzz bomb, a moon rock and much more. 300 aircraft, 80 acres, 5 indoor air-cooled hangars. Just plane awesome!

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Great Museum for plane enthusiasts!

Pima Air Museum is a great place to visit if you are an airplane enthusiast. Most of the airplanes are military type but there are a few commercial prototypes. They used to have... read more

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Tucson, AZ, United States
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Tucson, AZ, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pima Air Museum is a great place to visit if you are an airplane enthusiast. Most of the airplanes are military type but there are a few commercial prototypes. They used to have the previous version of Air Force One but is no longer there. :-( This place is great to bring family especially if they are from out of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Plenty to see...allow a lot of time...tram tours available on the outside and 5 Hangers to visit on the inside...lots of Air Force planes and WWII planes, the guides or docents are excellent and a wealth of info!

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Thank chips57
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The bus tour was not scheduled on the day that we visited- but even without this portion- prepare to spend some time here. Plenty in hangars and plenty outside. And the restored planes are works of beauty. If you are looking for a rare bird- it probably will be here.

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Austin, TX, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Tram Tour of the 80 museum acres was very interesting. Gave a lot of information and history of the planes there. The Boneyard bus tour was interesting because of the sheer volume of planes there. But rather repetative of tram tour of many planes. Museum itself has lots of interesting planes and information. If I could only do one... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We planned just a short visit and ended up spending 1/2 a day! Highly recommended - great history and I recommend a visit to the nearby "Bone yard" with 4000+ military planes and helicopters stored in the desert on the air force base. Also lots to see and helpful docents at the Pima museum. Walk or take the tram -... More 

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Verona, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

January is a good time to come here with all the outdoor displays. Busy, but not bad to see all the history here. We spent nearly 5 hours (glazed my wife's eyes tho) enjoying all the WWII, Korean, Vietnam and current planes. The docents with the knowledge they have from being pilots, technicians, plane builders or affecinados did a marvelous... More 

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Albuquerque, NM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came to Tucson just to visit the museum and the museum justified the trip. Literally 100's of planes to see. The docents are extremely knowledgeable and were willing to share their insights.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Especially great if you're an airplane buff or have been in the Air Force. An old Air Force One plane is on the outside lot.

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Oro Valley, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When you visit Tucson, The Pima Air & Space Museum is a MUST!!! We live here and have been to the museum several times with visiting friends and family. One friend was a child in The Netherlands during WWII and remembers seeing the liberating bombers fly over on the way to then Nazi Germany. On one visit with our grandchildren,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They have many hangars that feature a variety of types of planes and manufacturers. The descriptions are interesting and there were a number of docents in each hangar, happy to provide details. And outside there was an incredible number of planes as well. In fact they have a separate bus tour through the "graveyard," that's how big it is. I... More 

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