National Naval Aviation Museum

Description

One of the world’s largest air and space museums traces the history of U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard aviation. Among the almost 200 aircraft on display are biplanes like the NC-4, the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic (albeit with many stops), traveling from New York State to Lisbon, Portugal, in 1919; carrier-based attack planes like the A6 Intruder; Top Gun--style fighters like the F-14 Tomcat; and space-age vessels like the Skylab Command Module. Exhibits highlight both historical periods and themes, including naval aviation innovations during WW I; the development and role of aircraft carriers in WW II; the POW experience during Vietnam; and the life-saving efforts of the Coast Guard. There are plenty of flight-simulation experiences, too. In addition to having several Blue Angel planes on display, members of the team are on hand at times (schedules vary) to sign autographs; this is also the place to sign up for Blue Angels flight demonstrations, which are held regularly when military budgets allow. Thankfully, the museum is always very easy on your budget with free parking, admission, and tours.

Address

1750 Radford Blvd.
Pensacola, Florida 32508

Lat/Long

30.84830500, -87.30390600

Open Hours

Daily 9--5
Visit Website
(850) 452-3604

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