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Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 2,800+ 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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  • A very extensive collection of old and new aircraft. Everything is of the biplane of the first World War up to the Dreamliner in 2009. In every Hall and every open space are employees who like to and in detail explain everything with much detailed knowledge. For $15 admission gets you offers and can spend 2-3 hours here.
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  • Entrance fee are 15.5 dollars, but worth a look is. The plane was decommissioned in Gotham. You can see more veterans plane applauded. Boeing787 Dreamliner airplane paint would be fried said. Engine power, just around the corner and look is so good. Put in!
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  • It's great. Plan on booking a shuttle or bus, there is so much to see and walking doesn't do it justice. 
  • A quick test to see if you would like it...Love Airplanes? Love Helicopters? Love History? Love the SR-71 blackbird? Love A-10s? Love spaceships? Then this is the place for you. Nice couple hours of fun. Plus they have a cafe & restaurant.
  • We made a last minute plan to stay in Tucson and visit Pima Air & Space museum and we didn't regret it. Although it was a 114F day and kids had trouble staying long outside, they enjoyed their trip and we also had fun out of it. Make sure you have full day as there is so much to learn and cover here. 4-5 hours will not do justice with such a knowledge center. Good luck.
  • I first came here when I was younger, but when I found myself in town again, I just couldn't help coming back. Somethings are the same, but other things are new and educational. The volunteer staff are knowledgeable and friendly, and they definitely made the experience better for me. I hope I'm able to come back sometime in the near future.
  • Just an FYI this place if 80% outside. It is unlike anything I have ever seen. Basically hundreds of planes parked across the museum grounds. The space section was a little lack luster, but the variety of planes and helicopters made up for that. Somewhere you could take a quick walk through and glance at everything or spend hours inspecting each plane.
  • Informative and awesome! They have a lot of background info on the planes and pilots. We enjoyed the Women in Flight exhibits this year! All the staff are very knowledgeable and talkative, and both the bus tours and walkthroughs are enjoyable.
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