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Pensacola, Florida: National Naval Aviation Museum

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Naval Air Station Pensacola

Address:
1878 S. Blue Angel Pkwy, Pensacola, FL
Directions:
Naval Air Station Pensacola. Enter the base through the West Gate on Blue Angel Parkway. Photo ID required. Ask the guard for directions to the museum.
Hours:
Daily 9-3 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
850-452-3604
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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National Naval Aviation Museum.

National Naval Aviation Museum

A life-sized flight deck replica of aircraft carrier USS Cabot dominates one huge gallery, with vintage World War II fighter planes arrayed on the deck. The infamous "Mission Accomplished" jet of George W. Bush is here, too. 37 acres of outdoor exhibits as well.

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National Naval Aviation Museum

Currently only open to holders of Department of Defense ID cards. Check their website to see if it open to civilians before making the drive.

[Adam, 08/31/2022]

The Museum has been closed to civilians since 2020. Its CEO -- an admiral -- wants to reopen to the public, but thus far without success.

National Naval Aviation Museum.

National Naval Aviation Museum

By far the coolest aviation museum I've ever been to, and I've been to a lot! Our 12 year old son was so excited while visiting here. This is the first time he's liked everything there. It's free, the restaurant on site was small, reasonably priced and the food was good. Not many signs in the area pointing you to it, so use your GPS. It's located on an active military base so you must have an ID at the entry gate.

[Katherine Baldwin, 07/13/2018]
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