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Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

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Address: 22156 Three Notch Rd, Lexington Park, MD 20653-2008
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+1 301-863-1900

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A look at my past

This museum is great for what it is. Without a huge budget it is well done. If in the area it should be visited. We will return.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 December 2016
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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I come from a long line of Naval Aviators, and am married to one. We both love aviation and have visited air museums all over the world. We are new to the Pax river area and thought it would be fun to check out this museum before checking in to our new squadron. We were told by several other military... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are into Naval Aviation, then this is a must see attraction when you visit the Lexington Park / Patuxent River area. They have a large number of historical Naval aircraft on display. When some of these fighters were flying; I was still in grade school. Thankfully this museum is located off base rather than on base unlike China... More 

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This museum is great for what it is. Without a huge budget it is well done. If in the area it should be visited. We will return.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

As a former sailor who was stationed at Patuxent River and lived in the area for 23+ years, our visit to Patuxent River Naval Air Museum was nostalgic in many regards. The museum pays tribute to naval aviation history and is a must see for both locals and visitors to the area. The displays are well done and diverse and... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

This museum has all the great planes and helicopters flown by our wonderful USNavy over the years. It's nice to browse about leisurely and be close to these magnificent machines. There's a wonderful gift shop for moderately priced souvenirs. Don't miss it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The location was near my hotel, the exhibits were really nice and informative. My son who is a bit too young to appreciate it also had a good time. Overall we had a good time, and if you have some time to kill this is a perfect location to do so.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This museum is very well done with interesting planes and helicopters and points of interest. The various videos are also super interesting. The outside static displays are especially interesting and kids can get up close and see the planes.A bit small but I am sure it will grow with time

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This museum is very well populated with interesting planes and helicopters and points of interest. I must say the gift shop is very good and has a lot of items to choose from. The various videos are also super interesting. The outside static displays are especially interesting and kids can get up close and see the planes.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I visited PAX River Naval Air Museum and definitely recommend it. I brought a young friend, 11 yo. He (and I) enjoyed the many planes, etc. on display, the simulators and learning more about what's involved in designing, maintaining and flying these machines. If you are planning a trip to Southern MD, it's worth putting this on the agenda.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

A nice assortment of planes both inside and outside on the tarmac. Be sure to read the information signs (some of which are tough to read). There is a very informative movie about carriers in the little theater and a nice gift shop as well.

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