Hampton, Virginia: Air Power Park

15 outdoor acres of jets and rockets. Visit the playground and get your picture taken riding a missile in the sandbox.
413 West Mercury Blvd., Hampton, VA
I-64 exit 265A, then north on LaSalle Ave. On the southwest corner of the intersection of US 258/Mercury Blvd and Hwy 167/LaSalle Ave.
Daily 9 am - 4:30 pm. (Call to verify)
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Air Power Park

With wonderful outdoor exhibits that include real fighter aircraft, missiles and rockets, Air Power Park offers a glimpse of Hampton's role in America's early space exploration and aircraft testing. Admission is free to this 15 acre park that includes a children's playground.

The park is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Open year round except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.

[Supervisor, Hampton Visitor Center, 05/29/2009]
Air Power Park

There is a geodesic domed museum building with indoor exhibits run by the City Dept of Parks and Recreation. The coolest part is the surrounding park -- several acres of actual fighter planes, rockets, missiles, and a playground for the kids. Be sure to climb up inside the rocket-shaped jungle gym and have a picture taken while riding the missile inside the sandbox, just like Slim Pickens in Dr. Strangelove.

[Sam Baker, 10/12/2005]

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