National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Admission 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 may have special hours. Closed major holidays.
  • Location: (Map It) 1100 Spaatz St. at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio
  • Phone: 937-255-3286
  • Web: click here

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 annually, the museum boasts more than 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.

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