An Old Favorite – Visiting the “Other” Air and Space Museum

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One of the first things people ask you when they visit DC is where to go, what too see and which is your favorite place. For many the National History Museum and the Air and Space Museum are the two long-held favorites. But those local to DC, enjoy visiting the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center out near Dulles Airport.

It features full-size historic and contemporary aircraft that can be both awe-inspiring as fighter jets or as sobering as the Enola Gay (the one which dropped the A-bomb). The Enola Gay is a B-29 Super-fortress bomber which is now displayed alongside Human Spaceflight exhibits from Apollo 11 onward, as well as the sleek Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird stealth plane.

These full-size exhibits are rare and one of a kind, and to this writer a all around good suggestion for a family trip or just the adventure of an individual interested in a unique excursion into history.

 

Guest house co-owner and son (below).

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Levi, Innkeeper
American Guest House, a Washington DC Bed and Breakfast

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