Four reasons to visit the Museum of Air and Space in Washington

When you get to Washington on your journey down the east coast of the United States, you will have the opportunity to tour the famous Grand Avenue National Mall, home to most of the museums of the Smithsonian Institute. Among them is the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum which is by far the most visited. If you have any questions about what museums to visit in Washington and if it is worth going to that museum, I’ll give you four reasons why you should visit the Air and Space Museum.

Washington Air and Space Museum

Washington Air and Space Museum

1. It may not be a passionate aviation butit does not matter. The Museum of Air and Space is a must as it is the best example of aviation history you can find in the world. If in Europe, for example, you visited the famous art galleries that keep the best masterpieces of painting, in Washington you’ll find this museum with major works of technology.

Washington Air and Space Museum entrance

Washington Air and Space Museum entrance

2. There are many planes that have been involved in the development of aviation that you can see at the museum in Washington, highlighting the Spirit of St Louis.

Washington Air and Space Museum crowd

Washington Air and Space Museum crowd

3. If this museum is a reflection of the history of aviation, it is not far behind, as shown in the history of the space race. On your visit you will see an amazing exhibition of space ships, like the Gemini or Apollo. Besides those you’ll also see numerous space related objects.

Washington Air and Space Museum astronaut exhibit

Washington Air and Space Museum astronaut exhibit

4. Yes, if you are really interested in seeing more aircraft and spacecraft, the larger ones, like the Concorde or the space shuttle, you’ll find that the museum is located in Washington’s Dulles Airport.

Washington Air and Space Museum photos: Thomas, Alonso Javier Torres, Jacob Parakilas, Alain Bourque.

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