Located near Dayton, OH, the National Museum of the Air Force spans more than 17 acres and is the world's oldest and largest tribute to aviation history. Welcoming more than 1.2 million visitors each year, this enormous facility houses more than 400 aerospace vehicles, thousands of historical artifacts and powerful photographs that bring history to life for visitors of all ages.
Visit the Air Force Museum's expansive galleries, beginning with the Wright Brothers and covering World War II air power, the Cold War's defeat of communism, the Missile and Space Gallery and a storied collection of nine presidential aircraft, where four of these notable planes are open for public viewing. The facility's Research and Development Gallery houses a varied collection of experimental aircraft, including the Bell X-1B, a newer version of the plane that broke the sound barrier.
Your museum trip won't be complete without a visit to the 6-story IMAX theater. During this remarkable 3-D film experience, you'll be swept into a world of precision stealth and aeronautical adventure--all without leaving your seat.
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