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National Museum of the US Air Force

1100 Spaatz St, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433 USA

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Opens Fri 9a
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“Largest & oldest military aviation museum”

The National Museum of the United States Air Force collects, researches, conserves, interprets and presents the Air Force's history, heritage and traditions, as well as today's mission to fly, fight and win ... in Air, Space and Cyberspace to a global audience through engaging exhibits, educational outreach, special programs, and the stewardship of the national historic collection. These statutory duties delegated by the Secretary of the Air Force are accomplished on behalf of the American people. We are the keepers of their stories.

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Reviewed by
wchamilton

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
July 11, 2014

This museum is an absolute must visit for anyone with even a passing interest in military aviation. The entire gamut of the history of the USAF is covered, from the earliest WWI biplanes to the F-22 to a display of tactical nuclear missiles to an Apollo and Gemini space capsule.

You absolutely must visit this museum if you have the chance.

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Reviewed by
GallagFam

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
July 02, 2014

Fantastic museum for anyone who loves military history, flight history, and even fairly current amazing aircraft! On par with Smithsonian Air & Space Museum! My husband was in heaven & I found plenty to keep me interested! Even children will have intetest in all the actual planes/rockets/bombers, etc. right in front of them!!!!

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
David Stacy

  • 134 Reviews
  • 91 Helpful
September 26, 2014
Rated 5.0

By far the best museum in the Dayton area. The museum part is great, and gets 4/5 but the hangar is by far the better part for me.

The presidential planes are here. Of course military jets of all sizes and types, including some hard to find.

Be warned though that the female persuasion, I've found, are less than enthused.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Mitch Oliver

  • 221 Reviews
  • 98 Helpful
August 31, 2014
Rated 5.0

My favorite plane in the entire museum is the F-117A. I've always been a fan of the Nighthawk, as it is a technological wonder. The entire museum experience is terrific if you're at all into air planes. I can't wait to take my boys and watch their heads explode with excitement.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Branson

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
July 23, 2014
Rated 5.0

I have gone there several times. As a history buff and fan of aviation this is a must for any like minded travelers. The sheer volume of planes and artifacts is astounding.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Austin Coop

  • 485 Reviews
  • 468 Helpful
July 22, 2014
Rated 5.0

One of the absolute best museums in not only the midwest but the entire country. A close 2nd, maybe an equal, to even the Smithsonian. Make time to visit the Presidential Hangar and you can even see some old Air Force 1s. The best part? IT'S FREE!!!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
chriscordray

  • 18 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
June 11, 2018
Rated 5.0

Superbly well-done museum. If you’re interested in aviation or military history, this is your place. Free admission and a bunch of movies (for a small fee). We got there for the Memphis Belle exhibit, and it was awesome!

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Reviewed by
mwolfrey

  • 6 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 07, 2017
Rated 5.0

The most impressive collection of military aircraft I've ever seen. We live in Virginia and have been to the Smithsonian in DC and the Udvar-Hazy and I personally think this museum is way better. Take the guided tours if you can. The guide are super knowledgeable. 4 hangers packed with aircraft from all eras. The new hanger 4 had the retired presidential Air Force 1 that you can walk through. You need to make sure you have time. I would guess an hour per hanger if doing self-guided. We will definitely return because we ran out of time. Best of all is that it's free.

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Reviewed by
ctrusso1225

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
May 01, 2016
Rated 5.0

This museum was absolutely fantastic! A must see...and be sure to allow yourself plenty of time.

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Reviewed by
mariadntn

  • 10 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
April 01, 2016
Rated 5.0

We are not military buffs or aviation hobbyists, but we would highly recommend a visit here. Unfortunately, we only had 2 hours to spend and only saw one of the three hangers. If we are ever near by again, we would spend more time.

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National Museum of the US Air Force

1100 Spaatz St
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
45433 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Good for educational opportunities, picnicking, and walking.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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