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National Naval Aviation Museum

1750 Radford Blvd, NAS Pensacola, Pensacola, FL 32508-5400
+1 800-327-5002
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Don't miss it. Fabulous if you like planes or history

And do take a guided tour. You will learn so much more from the highly interesting guides who are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Oakville, Canada

Really cool place. It’s on the air station base so you need ID. The staff super friendly. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Charlevoix, Michigan
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Experience the magic of flight at the National Naval Aviation Museum! See over 4,000 artifacts and 150 aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Aviation. Ride the flight simulators or catch all the drama and power of amazing IMAX films. Dine in the authentic Cubi Bar Cafe and take home the spirit of Naval Aviation with a unique memento from the Flight Deck Store. Spend a cool day inside the Museum and experience Hands-on-History! New Naval Air Station Entrance: All visitors to the National Naval Aviation Museum, Fort Barrancas and Pensacola Lighthouse who do not possess a Department of Defense identification card or are unescorted by the holder of a Department of Defense identification card, will be required to enter the installation via the West Gate located off Blue Angel Parkway.
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1750 Radford Blvd, NAS Pensacola, Pensacola, FL 32508-5400
+1 800-327-5002
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Reviewed 3 days ago

And do take a guided tour. You will learn so much more from the highly interesting guides who are just full of stories and love to share them. The number of displays is huge, so I would love to go back again - we wore...More

Thank Ontario76
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really cool place. It’s on the air station base so you need ID. The staff super friendly. The museum is fantastic. Lots of planes, jets and history. Take the free tour of the flight deck where u can see jets and maybe see a few...More

Thank Upnorthtransplant1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So many great exhibits and so much to see. Need to make two trips here to take it all in! Good thing it’s free so that won’t be a problem. Nice restaurant inside to to grab a bite.

Thank Mike3891
Reviewed 1 week ago

We take our kids here about once a year, especially if we are down at the Gulf and it's a rainy day...plenty of planes and exhibits to get up close and personal with, and they always love to do the simulator, too!

Thank lesgaf
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's free, and has a lot of history. The staff is nice and the museum is well kept, there are some planes you can get in, and the best part is that you can touch the planes! There is a restaurant (that is expensive), and...More

Thank Jacob J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit.it tell all about aviation.lost of history.I recommend a visit here.it also has a lighthouse and a fort.

Thank Clay P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Extensive and comprehensive collection and history of planes that have served in Navy.One could spend a whole day at this museum.It has a very special cafeteria with all sorts of memorabilia related to squadrons and carriers.Try to schedule your visit with the days that the...More

Thank ECS1449
Reviewed 1 week ago

Planes, planes and more planes! This museum covers naval aviation from the very beginning to the present. The guided tour took 1 1/2 hours; but was well worth it. The IMAX movies were also enjoyable and the food at the cafe was quite tasty. You...More

Thank axpjester
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very large and well maintained museum. Something for everyone, including simulators. Kids enjoyed sitting in various cockpits. Very nice IMAX theater priced about $8 per viewing. Admission to the museum is free. Well worth the visit. Visit their website for details.

Thank NFca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m not a big fan of museums, but this one I truly enjoyed. So much Naval history. I also saw a model and ships bell from my fathers ship from WWII. I highly recommend the trolley tour.

Thank tcsam
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Katie W
4 December 2017|
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Response from soundtrvl | Reviewed this property |
The Museum itself is free. There is a box for donations. We usually drop 5-10/person nowadays... when we were younger & brought kids there were times we only had a buck or two!
8 November 2017|
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Response from RileyPete | Reviewed this property |
The requirement is driven by federal laws when riding on a military installation. There is no option, and they won’t let you on the base unless you are dressed accordingly. That said, a long sleeve light shirt and driving... More
22 September 2017|
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Response from Ana R | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any picnic areas. If you drive less than a minute to Barrancas beach right behind Navy Lodging there are several gazebos right on the beach. Depending on time of year, it is easy to just park and enjoy! You... More