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San Diego Air & Space Museum, San Diego

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#4 of 32 in Museums in San Diego
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Marvel at the wonders in San Diego Air & Space Museum, full of science, space, and aviation displays. As an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, this establishment promises fascinating interactive exhibits like space shuttle and flight simulators. Imagine yourself at the head of a cosmic mission, and then head to the historical aircraft and spacecraft collections to see a flyable replica of Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis, plus the only real GPS satellite on display in the world. Don't miss the Apollo 9 command module, which actually flew into space. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, San Diego holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the San Diego Air & Space Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • I won't spend one character more than those mandatory minimums to publish a review on trip Advisor: my advice is to avoid it like the plague. It costs $20 and inside there is absolutely nothing interesting and within half an hour the round is over. The limits of the scam.
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  • Great display of everything aeronautical--my husband especially enjoyed this museum, but so did the rest of our family. Much to learn about, so it's also an educational experience. Would go again!  more »
  • My wife and I were strolling around Balboa Park and stopped to check this museum out. The museum is nice, you get to see a lot of interesting things (especially if you are an aviation aficionado), but...  more »
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  • Flight simulator was awesome! We also did the astronaut simulator and that was my favorite part. You can go to the moon, mars or Jupiter! Jupiter is a longer story mode then the moon. We easily killed an hour doing that. Lots of historical articles and models to look at.
  • Going to the museum should make you really question the current stereotypical role of women in America. There are some uniforms of flight attendants in the museum from the 1960s for the commercial airlines. There are also military aircraft information. There were hundreds of models of jets built even before the 1980s. I admire the motivation those individuals had to study and be productive. I just disagree with the usage of some military aircraft. Worth a visit.
  • Really interesting to see the history of flight and space travel, Educational and sometimes entertaining. Definitely something fun if you're a fan of flight.
  • Defiantly a cool place to visit. They have a student discount which is a plus, and a lot of cool exhibits to check out.
  • Great museum right in the park. 3D theater. Little bit of everything.

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