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National Museum of the US Air Force, Dayton

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Home to more than 360 aircraft and missiles, National Museum of the US Air Force is the world's largest and oldest military aviation museum. Located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the museum houses a long list of aircraft and artifacts of historical and technological significance. See missiles, fighters, one-of-a-kind test planes, and bombers, including the plane that dropped the Fat Man atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. Don't miss the museum's collection of presidential planes, including those used by Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Richard Nixon. Wear comfortable walking as 92,900 sq m (1 million sq ft) of exhibits span three hangars. Some exhibits are outside, so dress appropriately for the season. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to National Museum of the US Air Force and many more Dayton attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Dayton trip maker tool.
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  • is review is useful, please give a "thumbs up" or “helpful” vote. 1. Bottom Line Up Front/frame of reference for my remarks. This was my first visit. I am a retired Marine Corps Infantry Officer... 
    is review is useful, please give a "thumbs up" or “helpful” vote. 1. Bottom Line Up Front/frame of reference for my remarks. This was my first visit. I am a retired Marine Corps Infantry Officer...  more »
  • Went to the museum at opening and would up staying all day leaving just before closing. The museum offers tours through out the day. I recommend going on one to learn about the planes and people... 
    Went to the museum at opening and would up staying all day leaving just before closing. The museum offers tours through out the day. I recommend going on one to learn about the planes and people...  more »
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  • This place has an incredible amount of information and exhibits. They have free tours that guide you through the history of aviation, presidential planes pre-1970, quite a few real planes and many more items. It was not busy when we arrived and it wasn't busy when we left. They have a cafe on site (Valkyrie cafe) and although I didn't eat there, it seemed like a basic place to grab a quick bite. My four year old kids enjoyed it. We will likely be back when they get a bit older. The staff was incredibly nice. Overall a very pleasant experience.
  • This is such an awesome museum. They have so many airplanes to look at. If you are an airplane enthusiast set aside at least a whole day to spend here. There is so much history in this museum. They also have some simulators you can try out, those cost money. Be warned, the cafe is very expensive. If you can I recommend eating elsewhere. The gift shop is awesome and has all kinds of cool things to get.

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