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Dayton - National Museum of the US Air Force

1100 Spaatz Street

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Welcome to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Prepare to have a high-flying time at the world's largest and oldest military aviation museum! Whether you are an educator looking for a STEM connection or a youth group leader or family looking for fun aerospace activities, we have a variety of programs to meet your needs. Because we want your visit to be the best it can be, we encourage you to review all the materials in this section carefully before your visit to familiarize yourself and your group or family with what the museum has to offer.


Alan Wong

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
I have been to a few air and space museums including 2 in the DC area. I like this one better. Parking is ample, free, and convenient to walk to the entrance. We spent 6 hours there and did not cover all the areas. The tours are outstanding and highly recommended, to listen to the stories and facts behind the displays. Cafe has good and very reasonably price food. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and sit down every so often to give yourself a rest on the chairs they placed throughout the museum.

Diane Ganden

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Terrific accommodations for disabled patrons. Free rental of motorized chairs, wheelchairs & strollers. Fully staffed by over 500 volunteers! Each wing tells the story of a piece of American History through Aircraft. Absolutely Amazing! Great Cafe on second floor that accepts credit cards. If you spent 5 minutes per aircraft, it would take you over 24 hours to fully view each piece of the collection.

Joe Lindsey

Friday, March 30, 2018
One of the best free attractions in the country. Free parking. Only the gift shop, theatre, cafes, and simulator rides cost anything. Kids love the hands on items in the hall of fame (please don't touch the aircraft elsewhere! Save them for others to enjoy too). 4 large hangars...will take you days to see it all if you like to stop and read. Don't forget to look up! A lot of aircraft are hanging above your head too. Talk to the older folks volunteering. Some of them flew the very aircraft in the museum 50 years ago! Be sure to visit Wright Brothers Park just a couple miles away. Tip: in the third hangar, look for the F-16 and F-4 cockpits the kids (and you, you know you want too!) can sit in and play with the buttons. Parking lot is long and skinny (it is an old runway). See if you can find the manikin on the wing of his WW 2 plane in his pajamas (read the story).

Jeff Dixon

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
As an Englishman I was very surprised to see things like the old S E 5 and other English and French aircraft in the origins of flight and WW1 area. Much of the museum is staffed by volunteer ex servicemen and women and their knowledge is exemplary, they take great pleasure in sharing their knowledge and if they find out you are English many of them will recount how they were stationed in the UK at some point. The displays cover everything from the very earliest aircraft to the Space Shuttle and many of the exhibits are hands on including a shuttle landing simulator. There is no charge to enter the museum and the refreshments are good and very reasonably priced. If you get the chance do go, we spent around 6 hours there and covered less than half of the museum in any detail.

Gigin Ginanjar

Sunday, April 8, 2018
great museum if you love aviation. Its huge 4 hangars packed with MANY full size airplanes including Air Force Ones. you can also see many things about space exploration and missiles. it also has flight simulator with 180degree movement. admission is free of charge and you can buy US air force stuff in the shops. Food court is available at the above level as well. prepare to spend at least half a day here to explore the whole museum. The admission is free and for me, it's really worth the detour.

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