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Pima Air & Space Museum

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Address: 6000 East Valencia Road, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, AZ 85756
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Be amazed at one of the world's largest aircraft collections: including 2+...

Be amazed at one of the world's largest aircraft collections: including 2+ hangars of World War II planes, supersonic spyplanes, the world's smallest bi-plane, plus many other unique private, military and commercial air & spacecraft documenting the evolution of flight. Friendly docents augment your visit. Only Pima Air & Space offers the bus tour of the "Boneyard"/AMARG (M-F only, no holidays) plus offers its own tram tour of the museum's 80 acres of one-of-a kind planes daily (additional fees). You can actually touch "aviation history" including "Freedom One" (that flew the American 444-days-in-Iran hostages home), presidential crafts, planes that launched astronauts, delivered life-saving food/fuel, etc. and others with wingspans the length of a football field... Ogle helicopters, MiGs, an Oscar, a rare German buzz bomb, a moon rock and much more. 300 aircraft, 80 acres, 5 indoor air-cooled hangars. Just plane awesome!

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There are quite a few displays involved, migs, presidential planes, fighters, cargo planes, and various planes never heard of. The planes are all displayed for easy access and... read more

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are quite a few displays involved, migs, presidential planes, fighters, cargo planes, and various planes never heard of. The planes are all displayed for easy access and your not pushed along with a tour, but take your time with the little ones stop and rest for awhile, and yes they have a cafeteria to relax in. The attractions are... More 

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Wheatland, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Only had a few hours. Need two days to really see it right Very interesting WWII EXhibits. They are in process of creating a new hanger should be interesting Didn't have time to see the drones and space stuff. Have lots of time if you really want to see it all

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

For everyone that likes flying or a great interest in the history & development of flying, this is one air museum YOU MUST SEE. And I WARN YOU NOW - you will probably need more than one day to see everything properly. The docents that walk you through the displays inside the buildings are excellent and are all retired military... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This tour is fabulous for those who are aviation/military aficionados. You could easily spend several hours on this tour. One of the options is a tour of the "boneyard", the outdoor storage facility of retired aircraft on the Davis Monthan Air Base. Very much worth spending most of a day.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in Tucson on one of the few rainy days in the year and the majority of the planes at the museum are outside, so we didn't know what to expect. As it turns out, they have 6 gigantic buildings with all of the most popular planes (B17, B24, B29, Catalina PBY, F15, etc) inside. We ran between the... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great museum to visit. My husband could have spent days in here. Very knowledgeable staff. Great interactive things for the kids. Loved the tour around the outside planes. We learned a lot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we went on a whim and recommendation from a friend. What an amazing place. We did the tram tour which takes you all around the compound. it's about an hour and very interesting. After that you can walk around and see the hangars and planes up close. Had the chance to meet one of the pilots, age 94! who flew... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is sooo amazing!! My 16 y.o. son has a glider license and he was stunned about the huge collection of airplanes here. We also took both of the tours - we spent two afternoons here. They have a 2 day ticket, and each tour for a extra fee, but it's well worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Definite must-see. Many many aircraft in 5 hangars plus a ton more outside. Plan on spending a full day if you're an aircraft buff. Take the narrated trolly tour as they provide lots of interesting complementary info to aircraft outside. Couldn't do the air base tour as it was locked down the day we were there. Decent lunch facilities also.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you love airplanes in general or specifically military airplanes, this museum will blow your mind. I spent 7 hours there with my father-in-law and it wasn't enough to cover all the exhibits we wanted to see.

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