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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  • If you have the least interest in aviation or history, plan to spend at least a half day here. Free, indoor and outdoor exhibits, great films and context for what you are seeing. Don't miss it.  more »
  • This place has everything related to Aviation you could imagine! We spent 2 days visiting all the displays and walk through attractions. Great for Kids!!  more »
  • Great museum for fans of planes and history. Lots to see, great gift shop, easy to navigate. They have stuff indoors and outdoors and it's so easy to get to. Free to explore, easy pricing on gifts and the movies to add to overall experience. Seeing the Memphis Bell is such a cool opportunity, the displays are gorgeous. Child friendly, and was accessible too (stroller and wheelchair). Highly recommend a stop if you're around the area.
  • Absolutely fantastic. Probably the best museum I can remember going to. I was on a work trip in Cincinnati and unfortunately had only about 90 minutes however it was completely worth the hour drive to get to and I would definitely go back and spend an entire day here given the opportunity. Highly recommended for anyone with even a mild interesting in aviation or history. Truly an amazing experience.

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