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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  • What an amazing experience! So much history. All the workers/volunteers were outstanding. We took advantage of the guided tour on space/presidential planes and were blown away with all the... 
    What an amazing experience! So much history. All the workers/volunteers were outstanding. We took advantage of the guided tour on space/presidential planes and were blown away with all the...  more »
  • My wife and I visited the USAF Museum and were very impressed with all of the pictures and memorabilia of women in the Air Force. Especially their efforts during WWII. Truly a remarkable visit. 
    My wife and I visited the USAF Museum and were very impressed with all of the pictures and memorabilia of women in the Air Force. Especially their efforts during WWII. Truly a remarkable visit.  more »
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  • One of the best museums I have ever been to, period. The sheer size of it is incredible, spanning 3+ full size hangars. There are so many exhibits covering the early days of flight to modern experimental aircraft. Not only are aircraft featured, but there are plenty of aviation/war related items and heavily detailed descriptions accompanying nearly every piece. If you wanted to thoroughly read about everything in the museum, you would need to go for at least three days. Even taking it all in at a relatively brisk pace will take you an entire day, but it is very worth it. There are several legendary aircraft housed here that make you feel connected to history when you see them. Personally, I loved being able to see a B-2 up close, as it was one plane I haven’t yet been able to see in person. The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable, and can help you learn about anything you have questions about. Free parking and admission is great too. All in all, this is one of the few things I have no problem with my taxpayer dollars going towards! Highly recommended!
  • Been living here my whole life and just take this place for granted. It is honestly one of the greatest exhibits of aviation. The place is immaculate and it is very well organized. Bring your walking shoes and a stroller. The folks working there are top of the line and genuinely happy to help. It is free, but please feel free to donate to keep it going! Can't wait for our next family outing!

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