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Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson

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Pima Air and Space Museum boasts one of the world's largest aircraft collections with more than 300 commercial, private, and military planes. Study the supersonic SR-71 spy plane, the aircraft that carried the Hubble Telescope, and the world's smallest biplane. Stop by the Freedom One, the plane that flew home 55 Americans citizens imprisoned during the Iran hostage crisis. You can also visit the 390th Memorial Museum, a standalone World War II military museum. Bring water and sunscreen with you; touring the outdoor displays can mean considerable time in the sun. Make Pima Air and Space Museum a centerpiece of your Tucson vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Tucson road trip planning website.
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  • Plenty of aircraft and aircraft history for the aviation enthusiast or history buff. We spent two hours there and only got about half way through! The teens even enjoyed it, but it was a real... 
    Plenty of aircraft and aircraft history for the aviation enthusiast or history buff. We spent two hours there and only got about half way through! The teens even enjoyed it, but it was a real...  more »
  • It was smoking hot the day I was there. There are hundreds of planes located on a large parcel. Just walking around looking I needed to stand under the wings to get in the shade and hide out from... 
    It was smoking hot the day I was there. There are hundreds of planes located on a large parcel. Just walking around looking I needed to stand under the wings to get in the shade and hide out from...  more »
  • We enjoyed our visit! Lots of aircraft to view both indoors and out. Very well presented displays of a wide variety of aircraft. Best not to go in the middle of summer! 
    We enjoyed our visit! Lots of aircraft to view both indoors and out. Very well presented displays of a wide variety of aircraft. Best not to go in the middle of summer!  more »
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  • We had a blast visiting the museum. There is more to see than you can possibly see in a day. The displays share the history as well as who donated the items and it is just amazing to read all of the stories. The gift store has great toys and gifts to help remember the visit as well. We loved that there is so much space to roam without feeling crowded. We will be back.
  • Really cool museum running the gamut of human engineered flying craft. Our family particularly appreciated the progression of military craft through the years. Impressive stuff. Tough to visit when it's really hot though. Hangars are not climate controlled for human comfort (I believe mostly for aircraft preservation) and most of the planes are out on the hot Tucson sun.
  • What an awesome place. So much to see. The "Flying Fortress" hangar was very interesting. My 5 year old granddaughter has recently been in the mode of wanting to know more about flying and space. This place held her interest for quite awhile. She enjoyed reading about the women in the Arizona section. They also have a small playground that gave her a distraction when she was getting tired. I found the variety and history found here fantastic.
  • My Air Force vet father loved the place. And I did too! I don't think you could see everything in just one short visit. Plan a full day, or if you're local, get a membership. Very dog friendly, a great place to walk the pup and learn about aviation history. Lovely staff and volunteers who love what they do and are full of information. In the heat of the summer, they have plenty of indoor air conditioned exhibits. I've been twice and will return next time I am in Tucson!
  • Awesome place to spend a few hours or a full day like we did! Amazing collection of military aircraft and much much more. This place is huge. Wear comfortable shoes and bring liquids. The cafeteria serves really good food as well. Free parking (in the shade!)

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