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Patuxent River Naval Air Museum
Based on 41 traveler reviews
Open during construction
Oct 28, 2014 by: Dymaxionpz from Memphis, Tennessee
A large number of indoor and outdoor exhibits are still open while the new section is being built closer to Three Notch Road. I like the history and one-of-a-kind articles, and the simulators are neat too. Usually plenty of parking.
Interesting Piece of Maryland History
Sep 28, 2014 by: tayoka from Gwynn Oak, Maryland
There were kiosks with videos at several stations which was good because the museum isn't heavily staffed. The model airplane displays are nice and give you almost a chronological view of how aeronautics and airplanes have advanced and changed in design over the years. The flight simulators are the best part. The only thing is that they don't tell you about the flight simulators and the minimal cost to try it until you actually get all the way in the back of the museum. Pay for the flight simulator at the door its worth it and it will save you a trip back to the gift store to purchase a ticket. Its not likely that I'll go again however, I would recommend going at least once. The proceeds benefit the museum and military families.
Nice Collection Of Aircraft
Aug 24, 2014 by: Razzierb from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Best part of the museum was the outdoor aircraft display. If memory serves there are 20+ aircraft on display including a couple of experimental designs that helped our military get to what the F35 has eventually become. I always enjoy looking at war birds. The inside part of the museum is a little tired with no clear theme to the contents. I was on vacation and enjoyed my time at the museum, but if it had been a destination trip, I would have been disappointed. The museum is in the midst of a building program, so perhaps that will make things more interesting once the addition is complete.
A snippet of naval history
Aug 07, 2014 by: Ichabod C from Bethany Beach
Great displays of items of naval aviation significance. Probably not of much interest to those not associated or interested in naval aviation. The new museum building is now under construction and so in the not too distant future all of the exhibits and more will be in a new modern and updated display area that will greatly add to its interest. Current exhibits can be seen in less than an hour, but don't miss the outside display of Navy aircraft from years gone by.
Who knew this little museum could offer so much?
Jul 23, 2014 by: stingerjeep from Hurst, Texas
We're new to the area, so we decided to take a Saturday morning to acquaint ourselves with the local attractions. We almost missed the museum because of the construction of the new facility right in front of the old metal building that serves as the museum now. Once we got inside, however, we were blown away by the quality and quantity of the exhibits and memorabilia showcasing navy and naval air history of the area! The vintage jets on exhibit outside are visible from the road, but walking right up to them really gives one the experience of the power and history associated with these venerable old planes. Admission is paid inside the museum on the "honor system" and there isn't a lot of staff available to answer questions, etc., but when we went into the gift shop a nice lady came out to help us and we had a great visit with some interesting background info about the new building. Take the family for a fun and educational experience!
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