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Virginia Aviation Museum

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Address: 5701 Huntsman Rd, Richmond International Airport, Richmond, VA 23250-2416
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+1 804-236-3622
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:30 - 17:00

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"Go Down in Flames"

A great place that is no more. I wish I had gone more often. I hear stories of rebirth or other ways to preserve the most important exhibits.

Reviewed 13 November 2016
Hampton, Virginia
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Hampton, Virginia
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365 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

A great place that is no more. I wish I had gone more often. I hear stories of rebirth or other ways to preserve the most important exhibits.

Thank GrandpaGene
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107 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The children have always enjoyed getting close up to the old planes and touring the exhibits. Unfortunately, it closed July 1, 2016. we do hope it will reopen. We really enjoyed the lectures, the childrens room, and Thursday night Jazz.

Thank Rtwodogs
Ashland, Virginia
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6 reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I visited this museum numerous times over the last 11 years of living in the Richmond area, including attending aviation safety lectures there. The museum, though small, was a real treasure and each visit usually afforded an opportunity to meet someone who would share some kind of personal experience related to the the aircraft displayed there. The 38 aircraft that... More 

Thank Brigitte C
Sarasota, Florida
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4 reviews
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Great place to spend time; lots of exhibits, food, jazz on Thursdays, children's room and art room. Rich,ond os lucky tyou have this museum.

Thank svbmgb48
Richmond, Virginia
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375 reviews
229 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Having been at its current location since 1987, the Virginia Aviation Museum closed its doors there on July 1, 2016. They hope to reopen, but, at this time, a new location has not yet been determined. On display at the Museum are a large number of aircraft built in the 1910s and the 1920s. The signage and actual aircraft displays... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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84 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

went to the museum this past Saturday. It closes this week. Lots of old aircraft and very interesting. It's hard to go up against the Smithsonian in NOVA. But it was good for local kids to see the aircraft

Thank happysmoke
Henrico, Virginia
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Went for FREE since the museum will close June 30, 2016. Parking was good and not crowded. Weather was nice.

Thank liheap
Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Kids and adults interested in aviation will enjoy this little museum. It's very easily accessed when you turn into the Richmond Airport. There is a small entrance fee, if I recall correctly was about $5 to $6 per person., but well worth it and a little gift shop. There are a couple hands on displays and even one kids can... More 

Thank Sandy15650
Glen Allen, Virginia
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453 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

My three year old son and I had a "boys day" and visited this museum. The computer was down when we arrived and I ultimately did not have to pay for admission. However, the admission price is worth it. They had two jets outside, which were both pretty cool. They had largely a selection of older planes inside. They do... More 

Thank kandkwed
Kingsport, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Searching for things to do on a Saturday in Richmond and came across this on TA. I'm always up for airplanes. Located right next to the airport you can't miss the fighter jet in the front yard. For a very reasonable entry fee you get to see many important planes in history. Conversing with a guide I learned that many... More 

Thank Curtis S

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