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Military Aviation Museum, Virginia Beach

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Military Museum Museum
Home to one of the largest collections of warbirds, Military Aviation Museum displays planes from all over the world, including some of the first-ever war planes. Many of them surround a U.S. Air Force hangar that's been converted into the attraction's main museum. Almost every plane has been restored for flying by the Fighter Factory and the Aviation Institute of Maintenance. Check the website for a schedule of air shows, which include planes from World War I and World War II. A reference library and exhibit of artifacts tell the stories of the planes on display outside. Make Military Aviation Museum a centerpiece of your Virginia Beach vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Virginia Beach family vacation planner.
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  • One of our favorite places to take our grandchildren and out-state-guests. There are hangars FULL of wonderful displays and the staff is most helpful. There's a fair amount of walking, but most of the...  more »
  • I visited the museum today for the first time. It was so much larger then I was expecting and had a very diverse and amazing WW2 aircraft collection. Lots of WW1 if you like those you will not be disa...  more »
  • Allow about 3 or more hours, to see everything. This place was even interesting to the wife. I thought she would be bored. There are so many planes and displays from ww1, ww2 and after. German, Americ...  more »
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  • The Military Aviation museum hosted the perfect wedding for my Bride and I. The planes were set up perfectly. The venue couldn't have been better. We enjoyed every minute of it. Thanks to Mitch for an excellent experience. There are so many great reasons to visit.
  • This place is a hidden gem. There were tons of airplanes from World War II and World War 1 that are still flight-worthy. The volunteer docents are super knowledgeable about all aspects of both the war and the technical details of each airplane. There is lots to see so plan on spending a full day there. Also check out their website for their special events.
  • The museum was a nice place to visit. One of the museum aids really made our visit worth while. Mr. Bob Sage was a wonderful guide. He was extremely knowlegable and funny. Mr. Sage and the hanger cat (Gator i think was his name) really made my day. I believe I enjoyed them the most! It was interesting to see the WWII planes and the bullet holes and writing in the last hanger. Great trip!
  • Absolutely amazing experience. The staff was very intelligible and love what they do. The tours really had a nostaligia and realism to the history involved. Also, I appreciated the sheer passion to always innovate and continually grow the collection. Truly an experience you will not, nor want to, forget.
  • Incredible display of actual flying historic aircraft. Their P51D and ME-109 are a must see. The museum staff is very knowledgeable and eager to share what they know. Many special events and flight demonstrations. Great afternoon for the family.