National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Dayton

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Home to more than 360 aircraft and missiles, National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is the world's largest and oldest military aviation museum. Located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the museum houses a long list of aircraft and artifacts of historical and technological significance. See missiles, fighters, one-of-a-kind test planes, and bombers, including the plane that dropped the Fat Man atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. Don't miss the museum's collection of presidential planes, including those used by Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Richard Nixon. Wear comfortable walking as 92,900 sq m (1 million sq ft) of exhibits span three hangars. Some exhibits are outside, so dress appropriately for the season. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and many more Dayton attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Dayton trip maker tool .
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  • Museum consist of 4 very large hangers with various aviation history to modern aviation at display. Since the museum is related to USAF, you will find only fighter plans here. Needless to say the muse...  more »
  • The museum has 4 different sections/buildings which are all connected. We went to all four. I loved seeing real artifacts and going inside the some of the airplanes! There is a small cafe with drinks ...  more »
  • If you like space and or flight this is a must see ,so mush fun ,a lot to see ,a lot about history. The 3D Theater is unbelievable .  more »
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  • Absolutely fantastic! This museum is HUGE! There are four separate hangers completely filled with planes. From the Write Brothers military plane to the B-2. Lots of historical facts. Guided tours. IMAX theater. I spent a full day and could easily spend another. This museum is awesome! And the planes are organized in historical order and significance. They even have planes from Russia and a few other countries. Well worth the time. And the cost is FREE!
  • This museum is incredible. The new hanger, that houses the Presidential planes, is fascinating! There is a lot to see and learn here; I have been here several times and have still not gotten through all of it. There are restrooms located in each hanger and there is a cafe and gift shop. I would definitely recommend trying out the virtual reality rides in hangers 3 and 4 (10$ per person). Be advised though, these are MASSIVE hangers, if you go, make sure you wear comfortable footwear for all the walking that you will be doing. :)
  • Wow! 4 plane hangars full of history and memorabilia. There is no admission fee to visit and has free parking. There was a feature film, gift shop and other souvenirs for purchase if you wanted to enhance your experience. There is a small food court to get a light lunch or snack. This is a great museum for all ages. Expect to spend a couple hours to get through it all. The volunteers were knowledgeable and very friendly. Interactive opportunities at each exhibit and seating areas to take a break if needed. A truly enjoyable experience and highly recommend for you to take the family or a friend with you!
  • Great use of our tax dollars. The museum is several hangers full of hundreds of planes from the wright brothers' Kitty Hawk to a modern F-22 Raptor. My personal favorite was the WWII hanger with a very nice display of a B-17. They also have a theater that shows historical documentaries that is worth checking out. The only downer was that the cafeteria food was pretty bad, but overall the Air Force museum is a great place to bring the whole family!
  • For all things oriented to military space and aviation, this museum is an astounding experience. There is so much to see here that I always find something different when I visit, and I've been here several times. This is a very large museum. If you want to spend the time to carefully see all of it, it will take a few days to accomplish. Most of us plan on spending a few hours here at a time. Travelers please take note that there are many hotels nearby and even making a short stop here is worthwhile. There is no admission fee.
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