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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Independence Ave SW
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Overall Experience: 8 / 10
Date Visited: Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is a museum in Washington, DC that is devoted to flight. They have a number of exhibits discussing how flight is possible, the history of flight (including the Wright Brothers plane), and space travel. There are a huge number of original pieces in the museum, including SpaceShipOne, the Spirit of St. Louis, the Apollo 11 command module, and a spare lunar module that was never launched.

The museum offers a 90-minute "highlights" tour that takes you to some of the highlights of the museum. Our tour guide, a volunteer, was fantastic. He was quite interesting, and told us lots of great stories.


Like all the Smithsonian museums, entrance to the National Air and Space Museum is free.

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This is quite a large museum, and there are a lot of exhibits here to see. You could probably spend a whole day here - or at least half a day. If you are pressed for time, the highlights tour is definitely the fastest way to see the major attractions in the museum.

This is a great place for kids - there are lots of interactive exhibits and fun things to play with. It is also a great place for adults - there are tons of interesting things to see and learn about.

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