National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola

4.9
Dedicated to preserving the history of naval aviation, National Naval Aviation Museum displays more than 4,000 artifacts and 150 aircraft and spacecraft. In addition to the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic, the museum's collection includes other historical helicopters, biplanes, fighter planes, gliders, and space capsules. The museum also operates a flight academy, a six-day program meant to teach the youngest of aviation enthusiasts about the importance of science and math in aerospace careers. Pilot wannabes of all ages can ride the museum's flight simulators or watch IMAX films at the on-site theater. The museum gift shop sells aviation books, toys, caps, flags, patches, and posters. Using our international travel planner, Pensacola attractions like National Naval Aviation Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • GETTING THERE: We drove our truck and camper here and made it through ok but I wouldn’t want to be in anything much bigger. They’ve set up barricades that you zigzag through. Some are spaced so close ...  more »
  • The museum (more than one building) is filled with aircraft and artifacts from WW11 to the present. It’s beautifully displayed and a must see if you are in the Pensacola area. Plan on spending a few h...  more »
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  • Great place to spend the day. The museum is free, but a few of the attractions have a small cost. There is a restaurant that is reasonably priced inside the museum as well. It is on a military base, so remember not to bring any weapons or paraphernalia in your vehicle. The aircraft exhibits are amazing, especially the ones people can get in and see what the pilots would. The flight simulators and lunar landing are well worth the small price they charge. Being a Navy veteran it brought back a lot of memories and my kids enjoyed it too. Great time for the whole family!
  • I absolutely loved this! It was not what I expected and exceed my expectations! Truly an amazing experience! The volunteers/workers were all so friendly and loved sharing their knowledge. It was amazing that there were Veterans walking around talking and teaching about stuff they are passionate about. Highly Recommended!

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