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Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson

(4.7/5 based on 3,200+ reviews on the web)
Pima Air & 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. Using our custom trip planner, Tucson attractions like Pima Air & Space Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Spent a terrific day at the museum recently. This is a top notch aircraft museum at the esteemed level of the Smithsonian and the USAF Museum. For airplane buffs, this is a MUST SEE destination with o...  more »
  • The museum is fantastic--one of the best we have ever seen. You will want to arrive early if you are interested in the motorcoach "Boneyard" tour. If you don't want to walk thru all the museum grounds...  more »
  • Amazing variety of planes and other flying contraptions. Ton of history. Great spot for kids to learn about aviation. Surprisingly good food at the cafe next to the gift shop, not always the case at m...  more »
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  • We love the airplanes,helicopters, and etc. ... The exhibit has a huge collection from inside and outside. ... we took a lot of pics. ... read some information. ... wish there is a button that will tell you summary of it. ... My favorite was the bumble bee plain. ... the smallest plain . ... My son love the airspace. ... there an interactive stuff to play, plus a huge background of moon where you can take pictures and short informative videos . ... There restaurant was also nice. ... we had chilli cheese fries and soda. ... we got tired walking. ... there restrooms was clean and easy to find. ... It can take you 2-3 hrs to go around . ... The price is around $15 per person and $12.50 child. ... plus taxes. ... We had awesome time. ... my son love it. ...
  • There are several well curated exhibits that showcase the civilian and military contributions to Air and Space flight history. Currently visitors can also enjoy a collection of pop culture related aircraft from TV and film, a number of aircraft repainted for The Boneyard Project and the recent Woman in Flight gallery. Plan on spending at least a few hours when visiting so that you can enjoy a guided tram tour of the 80 acre outdoor exhibit and take your time exploring the multiple indoor hangar exhibits. More aircraft are in the process of being restored for addition to this fine museum's already extensive collection!
  • Love this place! My father and I have been traveling to Tucson for over 15 years to visit family. Every time we visit Tucson, Pima Air & Space is on our list of things to see. It may not change much each year but it's still an awesome place. We both love the renovations to the gift shop and the newer hangar. Sometimes it's a little toasty outside and being inside the hangars lets you take your time viewing aircraft. We did grab lunch at the newer restaurant. I would skip it and eat somewhere else. My father got a little sick which he thinks was from the food he ate. Who knows exactly but I wouldn't eat here again. Besides the food, bring your family and kids! So much to see!
  • Awesome collection of 300+ restored historic airplanes. Be prepared to spend time outside in the sun. With the guided tram tour we spent almost 3 hours at the museum and were out of time for the Titan Missile Museum in the same afternoon but didn't regret it all that much. The volunteer staff is very friendly. Our tram driver was a F-15 pilot during the 1970s and very knowledgeable, interjecting some personal experiences and a bit of Air Force slang.
  • Even if you are not an aircraft fanatic this is still a reality enjoyable and interesting day out. Well worth the visit, but the bone yard coach tour is really only for the true aircraft geek. If you want to get on the tour arrive early, it gets booked up fast!