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Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola

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Home to the National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola Naval Air Station serves as the main training base for all U.S. Navy, Marine, and Coast Guard pilots, including the elite Blue Angels. The Blue Angels practice their precision flying skills directly above the base; check the website in advance for practice schedules. At the National Naval Aviation Museum, you can view over 150 restored aircraft, including the NC-4, which holds the title of the first plane to cross the Atlantic, and the rare SBD Dauntless Bureau Number 2106, which fought in the Battle of Midway. Admission, parking, and guided tours by foot or by trolley are all free. To visit Pensacola Naval Air Station and get the most from your holiday in Pensacola, create itinerary details personal to you using our Pensacola vacation route planner.
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  • We love the US Navy and take every opportunity to visit every Naval Base that we can - and always thank each and every Naval Personal that we see! They deserve more thanks then we can ever give them! 
  • The lighthouse is part of a museum with a store. Climb the 177 steps and experience what the keepers did. The view at the top is amazing. 
  • One of the best museums I have visited. My father was in the Naval Air Corps in WWII and I could hear him in my head talking about some of these planes S I walked by. On top of that we got to see the ...  more »
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  • Thank you men and women of our military keeping us safe. Your contribution can not be thanked enough. God bless you and your families who love and support you. Also, the museum is fantastic. Not only is it Naval history, it is American history. You have to spend an entire day there to really get the most out of it. The walking tour is a must as those guys are living history themselves. We spent time at the lighthouse. Great! And the base has a lot to offer to the military families who love there like boating, fishing, kayaking, beach, etc. Also, RV campsite, RV and boat storage. Even has a mini movie theatre.
  • First off...IT'S FREE!! You can easily spend 3 or 4 hours here. Great indoor activity if it's raining. They have a restaurant inside so you can grab a bite to eat. Plenty of hands on experience for the little ones. Also there are some additional experiences (at low cost) such as flight simulators. And there is a little kid play area as well. You will not be disappointed! :)
  • Recently visited my son! I was able to ride around the base and was impressed at how beautiful and well kept the base was. The Museum is a day trip in itself and extremely interesting! We also visited Fort Barrancas, Fort Pickens and the Lighthouse. I recommend staying at the Navy Lodge close to base! It was extraordinary! I'm glad my son is able to spend the time required of him through his Academic training/school here! A great place to visit! #proudusnavymom
  • Amazing quantity and variety of aircraft and other Military equipment. The layout is thoughtful and beautiful. The condition of the displays is impeccable! Great job by everyone from the military to the volunteers!!!! Oh, and eat at the restaurant.
  • One of the best aviation museums I've ever seen - and I've been to a few. You'll find here a few very valuable pieces, plus the historical Blue Angels planes. Everything well described and easy to navigate through. An ideal break if you've had enough of the heat on the beach.