National Museum of the US Air Force

Riverside, OH

Where are we going?

National Museum of the US Air Force
1100 Spaatz Street

937 255-3286

What is there to do?

Kids, are you ready to visit the LARGEST military aviation museum in the WORLD? In fact, it's the oldest too!

Yes, that sounds impressive but when you visit the National Museum of the US Air Force, you will see how that record was set.

This fascinating and impressive museum in Ohio is the service's national institution for preserving and presenting the Air Force story. Families can visit to learn about the mission and history, as well as what America's Air Force is capable of, and has achieved in the past. 

Within the 17 acres of indoor exhibit space you can see over 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles on display. Yes kids, you can see real life aircraft and military memorabilia up close with your own eyes! Take comfortable walking shoes, it's going to be quite an adventure that will take you through the aviation history, from the Wright brothers to today's streamlined aircraft.

Standouts are from WWII, Korean and Vietnam wars, so kids can also learn about history as they explore the museum. 

A highlight is the Boeing that served as President Kennedy's Air Force One!

Scattered throughout the real life aircraft you'll also find thousands of personal artifacts, photos, and documents that tell the stories of the people and events that have shaped the US Air Force. 

A fascinating family day out in Ohio where history and aviation come together in one of the most impressive museums you may ever see!

Kids, get ready to fly!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free! (But charge for theater and flight simulators)

Children: Same as adult


Need a little extra help?

The exhibits are accessible, with majority of exhibits on the ground floor, and ramps to the others as well as elevators. Closed Captioning is also available. There are a limited supply of wheelchairs available free of charge


When can we go?

9am to 5pm daily

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day


Any top tips?

Take comfortable walking shoes because the exhibit floor is hard ground and there is a lot of walking involved to see everything!

I’m Hungry!

The Valkyrie Cafe at the museum is where you can pick up some lunch during your fascinating day out, offering pizza, salads, and everything in between! The Refuelling Cafe also offers the delicious signature hot dogs!

Healthy Eating

There are healthy options in both the cafes! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
© Family Days Out 2019