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Virginia Aviation Museum, Richmond

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Virginia Aviation Museum is located in Richmond. Use our Richmond vacation planner to add Virginia Aviation Museum and other attractions to your Richmond vacation plans.
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  • A great place that is no more. I wish I had gone more often. I hear stories of rebirth or other ways to preserve the most important exhibits.  more »
  • The children have always enjoyed getting close up to the old planes and touring the exhibits. Unfortunately, it closed July 1, 2016. we do hope it will reopen. We really enjoyed the lectures, the chil...  more »
  • I visited this museum numerous times over the last 11 years of living in the Richmond area, including attending aviation safety lectures there. The museum, though small, was a real treasure and each v...  more »
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  • The museum is one of my favorite places in the city. Great place to take the kids or just wonder around yourself. The SR71 Blackbird is one of the most wicked planes ever, and one of my favorites as well.
  • A super aviation museum. I especially like the small exhibit on the world's top Mustang ace, Maj. George Preddy. Preddy is in many museums here in the USA and in England. He scored 26.83 aerial victories and five more by starfing. The VA ANG has a building named for him, and many items on display in their base ops building. The VA ANG has now moved to Langley!
  • I'm so sad this place is closing its doors in a few days(June 30). Its severely underrated and will missed by aviation fans here in Richmond.
  • Great place! I helped restore one of their planes in 2006 . Sad to see it closing.
  • Another well-done museum in Richmond! Not huge, but has some high quality exhibits, especially around the Bernoulli principle. People at the museum were very knowledgeable and helpful. My kids loved being able to actually get in a plan and control the flaps and rudder. Love the SR 71 blackbird!

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Richmond boasts a wide array of accommodations, including inns and national chain hotels. Those who want to take full advantage of the city's rich historical heritage should consider staying in the Northside area, home to a number of historic districts, or near the Boulevard, where you can find most of the city's museums. There are a number of apartment vacation rentals available in residential areas of the city; neighborhoods close to Virginia Commonwealth University are generally a safe bet for those wanting to take advantage of lively eateries, quirky stores, and bars.
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