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Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson

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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. Make Pima Air & Space Museum a centerpiece of your Tucson vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Tucson road trip planning website .
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  • The Pima Air & Space museum is well worth the stop. There a dozens of aircraft from many wars, branches of the military and many countries. The exhibit is very informative. The Tour Bus is well worth ...  more »
  • What a wonderful collection and history of airplanes. Numerous ideas for families and instructional information for kids  more »
  • The Pima air and Space Museum sits next to Davis Monthan AFB and has over 300 aircraft on display. This museum ranks right up there next to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum (I actually think Pima ...  more »
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  • I am told that this is the second largest display of aircraft in the world second only to the Smithsonian in DC. If you are in the Tucson area this is a must see museum. The static displays are well maintained with plenty of volunteer staff to answer any question you may have. The trolley tour is well worth the extra $6.00. Our tour was narrated by a retired Air Force fighter pilot who not only had the "Right Stuff" but certainly knew his history of the aircraft and their mission. Take your time and enjoy this magnificent monument to manned flight.
  • The best Air and space museum in the world!! If you're here you HAVE TO GET THE TRAM TOUR if you don't you will be walking for many miles in the sun. Bring sunscreen and sunglasses! The tram tour gives you info on all of the planes on site and is well worthwhile. I recommend trying to land on the moon in the space hangar! So much to see you that you will miss a few things so I recommend spending the whole day here if you have the time.
  • With multiple ways to enjoy the grounds this is a great family experience. The tram tour is a nice way to start your tour of this facility. It provides great deal of history about each of the exhibits while letting you see the full grounds within the Museum without having to walk in the Sun by yourself and try and figure out where each of the planes is from. Staff is friendly and the displays are informative.
  • Don't miss this. So many things to see and lots of interesting info from volunteers there. Forget sports or entertainment figures...if you show up on a Thursday you can meet a true American hero at the B-17 building. WWII pilot who flew 28 missions over Germany will relate his experiences and answer any questions you may have. Highly recommend going here.
  • Staff/volunteers were very helpful and informative. Learned a lot. We didn’t read everything so we got through it in 2 hours. It would be very easy to spend all day there. I noticed a lot of handicap accessibility and there is a nice tram ride around the grounds.

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