National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

airforce museum aerialAdmission to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton is free (fee for theatre and flight simulators).

  • Open daily from 9am – 5pm but some exhibits have special hours (Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day)
  • Location: (Map It) 1100 Spaatz St. at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio
  • Phone: 937-255-3286
  • Web: www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/

The National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton is the world’s oldest and largest military aviation museum. Attracting more than one million visitors a year, the museum boasts more 400 aerospace vehicles and thousands of historical items. Sensory rich exhibits, hands-on educational programs and entertaining special events entice the imagination and bring the Air Force story to life. From the Wright brothers through the stealth age, the museum offers visitors a dynamic tour through the portals of aviation history. Highlights include the only permanent public display of a B-2 bomber, President Kennedy’s Air Force One, a Doolittle Raiders exhibit and much more. Also available are an IMAX Theatre, a souvenir shop and a café. Museum admission and parking are FREE.