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National Museum of the US Air Force

Riverside, OH

5 (5 reviews)

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Address: 1100 Spaatz St, Riverside, OH 45431, USA Number: 937 255-3286 Website Contact How do we get there?

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Kids, did you know that the National Museum of the US Air Force is actually the world's largest AND oldest military aviation museum, with over 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles (yes kids, missiles) on display!

Indeed it is, and YOU get to visit on your next family day out!

In fact, the museum is SO big, there are 17 acres of indoor exhibit space to explore, with historic artifacts telling the story of the US Air Force history, and the men and women who served.

The exhibits feature thousands of personal artifacts, photographs and documentary that add to the stories and events that tell the US Air Force timeline, from the early days of military flight, right through to today's conflicts.

You can see dioramas that bring history to life, creating scenes that can instantly draw you into a moment.  There are a number of historic uniforms on display dating back as far as 1916, and other personal items such a diaries, letters and medals.

The vast aircraft collection at the National Museum of the US Air Force spans this history, from the Wright brothers to today's most streamlined aircraft, and in fact, a number of popular and historically significant aircraft are in the collection.

Did we mention that there are Virtual Reality simulators too?

So take a trip through the fascinating aviation history of the US Air Force, and be inspired!

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How much does it cost?

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Adults

Free!

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Children

Free!

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Last Updates

2018

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Named after the legendary XB-70, the Valkyrie Café is located on second floor above the far end of the Air Force Museum Store. Selections range from salads to pizza and everything in between to satisfy the hungriest of kids!

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They have healthy options in the cafe

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From the South: Visitors traveling from the south on I-75 should exit at I-675 North (exit 43). Travel to Exit 15 (Col. Glenn Hwy). As you exit, stay in the extreme right-hand lane. At the end of the exit, turn right at the traffic light (Col. Glenn Hwy). Travel to the fourth traffic light (Harshman Road/Wright Brothers Parkway) and turn right. Exit at Springfield Pike; turn right at the end of the exit ramp. The entrance to the museum is on the right. From the North: Those coming from the north on I-75 should exit at I-70 East (exit 61). Travel to I-675 South (exit 44A). Travel to Exit 15 (Col. Glenn Hwy). As you exit, stay in the right-hand lane. At the end of the exit, turn right at the traffic light (Col. Glenn Hwy). Travel to the fourth traffic light (Harshman Road/Wright Brothers Parkway) and turn right. Exit at Springfield Pike; turn right at the end of the exit ramp. The entrance to the museum is on the right. From the East: Visitors traveling from the east on I-70 should exit at I-675 (exit 44A). Travel to exit 15 (Col. Glenn Hwy), and as you exit, stay in the right-hand lane. At the end of the exit, turn right at the traffic light (Col. Glenn Highway). Travel to the fourth traffic light (Harshman Road/Wright Brothers Parkway) and turn right. Exit at Springfield Pike; turn right at the end of the exit ramp. The entrance to the museum is on the right. From the West: Those coming from the west on I-70 should exit at I-675 South (exit 44A). Travel to Exit 15 (Col. Glenn Hwy), and as you exit, stay in the right-hand lane. At the end of the exit, turn right at the traffic light (Col. Glenn Hwy). Travel to the fourth traffic light (Harshman Road/Wright Brothers Parkway) and turn right. Exit at Springfield Pike; turn right at the end of the exit ramp. The entrance to the museum is on the right. From U.S. 35: Those traveling on U.S. 35 (east or west) should exit on I-675 North. Travel to Exit 15 (Col. Glenn Hwy). As you exit, stay in the extreme right-hand lane. At the end of the exit, turn right at the traffic light (Col. Glenn Hwy). Travel to the fourth traffic light (Harshman Road/Wright Brothers Parkway) and turn right. Exit at Springfield Pike; turn right at the end of the exit ramp. The entrance to the museum is on the right.

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Whether you are an educator looking for a STEM connection or a youth group leader or family looking for fun aerospace activities, they have a variety of programs to meet your needs. They also offer materials on their website for aid the teachings

Can I get one of those?

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Air Force Museum Store is filled with great items to take home, from apparel, to model kids, books, coins, prints and more!

Need a little extra help?

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Give them a call if you have questions about the accessibility of the exhibits

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Baby Facilities

Changing tables are available in the restrooms. A quiet room is also available.

When can we go?

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9am - 5pm

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

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