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Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum Ââ€“ Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Type: History Museums, IMAX Theaters, Museums, Science Museums, Sightseeing
This spot on the list is actually dedicated to two companion museums. The National Air and Space Museum is easily the most popular building along the National Mall and features the 1903 Wright Flyer,... Read More
This spot on the list is actually dedicated to two companion museums. The National Air and Space Museum is easily the most popular building along the National Mall and features the 1903 Wright Flyer, Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis and a lunar rock that visitors may touch. Many take in shows at the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater or sight see in the Albert Einstein Planetarium. Take a short drive to Chantilly, Va. to check out the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center which features two huge hangers and houses the space shuttle Discovery. Many go to the Donald D. Engen Observation Tower to get a 360-degree view of Washington Dulles International Airport. METRO: Smithsonian and Wiehle-Reston East
14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy
Chantilly, VA 20151
- Daily 10am-5:30pm
- Admission free;
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: For those who love to look to the sky, these museums are must-sees with a number of cool exhibits and historical aircrafts.
- Best for Sightseeing Because: The sky wasn't always filled with metal birds. See how aviation has grown over the year with these amazing historic displays.
- Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: Kids love to watch airplanes in the sky. These two museums showcase some of aviation's most treasured creations.
- Best for Museums Because: Many only see planes as small dots in the sky. These two museums showcase some of aviation's most treasured creations.