Pima Air & Space Museum

Pima Air & Space Museum

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    Bob 💲☎🍒Ⓜ♒ M.
    "AZ is one of the largest air and space museums in the world"(4 Tips)
    Bernard O.
    "Better than the Smithsonian air & space museums"(3 Tips)
    Michele B.
    "My favorite part was the tram tour"(2 Tips)
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  • Ju L.heart icon on user image
    Ju LeMay 29, 2016
    Lot's of aircrafts and a great outside tram tour! (Especially because it's bloody hot!) People are very nice and mostly everybody was a pilot so they have lots of information!
    Upvoted Nov 27, 2023
  • Michele B.heart icon on user image
    Michele BowserMarch 16, 2018
    What a neat spot to see planes of every shape, and size, and to get some history lessons at the same time. My favorite part was the tram tour, and our War Veteran driver/guide.
  • Kelly H.heart icon on user image
    Kelly H.December 31, 2013
    The volunteers and guides here are amazing. Take advantage of their in-depth knowledge and ask them about the aircraft. And take the tram to hear even more!
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    KielApril 12, 2015
    Lots of walking indoors and out, so be sure you have comfortable shoes. Don't forget to look up!
  • Bernard O.
    Bernard OrtegaJanuary 11, 2021
    Wow!! Been roadtripping for 5 months, and this is a top 5 highlight. Better than the Smithsonian air & space museums
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    The Ritz-CarltonAugust 24, 2011
    The aircraft exhibits at Pima Air & Space Museum are wonderful, but it’s the bone-yard next door with 4,400 abandoned jets that will make your jaw drop. Tours are first come, first served.
  • Tom C.heart icon on user image
    Tom CoatesApril 7, 2018
    The museum itself is pretty good, but the star attraction here is over the road - driving around the plane graveyard where aircraft are stored in the desert to preserve their parts.
  • Christina C.
    Christina CraigSeptember 17, 2011
    Day trip, interesting if you like that kinda thing....I liked it and I am not really into air and space stuff, affordable. There is a shuttle ($7-$9) that will ride you around the "bone Yard"
  • Bob 💲☎🍒Ⓜ♒ M.heart icon on user image
    The Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, AZ is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, and is the largest non-government funded aviation museum.
  • Abdullah A.heart icon on user image
    Abdullah AlhamoudNovember 3, 2016
    Lots of airplanes ! Volunteers are great and very informative.
  • Ann B.
    Ann ByrneAugust 19, 2013
    Take one of the guided walking tours - many of the guides are ex-fighter pilots and such! They know & love what they're talking about.
  • Patrick J.heart icon on user image
    Patrick JohnstonApril 18, 2017
    Blackbird is incredible to see up close - and right in the main hangar if you don't have a lot of time
  • William M.
    William MitchellDecember 21, 2013
    If you ever get a chance to visit Tucson this is a must see. It's the second largest air and space museum only to the Smithsonian.
  • Mary M.
    Mary McGurnSeptember 4, 2011
    Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. You can also see some of the 4,000 military and civilian aircraft by driving along the fence on Kolb Road by the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
  • Holiday Inn T.heart icon on user image
    Holiday Inn TucsonOctober 23, 2013
    A great place to stop by when in Tucson! Whether you're an airplane aficionado or not there is TONS to see here!
  • Mark K.heart icon on user image
    Mark K.February 24, 2021
    It’s worth the money. So many great historic aircraft on display with more to be restored.
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJuly 12, 2011
    Did you know? The museum’s collection of 300 aircraft and 125,000 artifacts is second in size and diversity only to the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Read more
  • Yuriy R.heart icon on user image
    Yuriy RyabikovFebruary 16, 2019
    Huge museum with 5 big buldings and 300+aircrafts. Very interesting. It takes 3+ hours to view.
  • Kayo S.heart icon on user image
    Kayo S.December 31, 2015
    I'm not particularly into planes or WWII memorabilia, but I enjoyed it here nonetheless. Worth a look if you're in the area.
  • Peter G.
    Peter GreenbergMay 17, 2012
    This museum is an ideal location to take a bus tour to see the operations and retired planes near an Air Force Base for $7! Read more to find out about other fascinating venues for airport museums. Read more
  • M. R.heart icon on user image
    M. R.February 14, 2015
    Great place to witness human ingenuity. One of the best flight museums in the nation. Great photography spot
  • Kathleen T.
    Kathleen TorchiaJanuary 29, 2013
    Walking through the outdoor displays is amazing. Tram only if you need it!
  • LuAnn K.
    LuAnn KiddJune 13, 2011
    Wear comfortable shoes. There is so much fun stuff to see but you will need to do a fair amount of walking unless you take the tour tram. Read more
  • eric b.heart icon on user image
    eric bornemann3 weeks ago
    You got to be really into planes and military history. It’s interesting for a bit but a lot to take in.
  • Sarah K.heart icon on user image
    Sarah Kym, DDSNovember 11, 2019
    Pima Air & Space Museum at 21 minutes drive to the south of Craycroft Prime Dental
  • Tony Martin K.heart icon on user image
    The number of historical aircraft!
  • Jim F.heart icon on user image
    Jim FisherMay 19, 2014
    A lot of fun. Definitely wear sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes.
  • Chris F.heart icon on user image
    Chris FSeptember 13, 2015
    Two WW2 buildings, a 787 , and a blackbird - lots of great planes to see
  • Inland K.
    Inland Kenworth of TucsonSeptember 23, 2011
    This place is pretty cool. You get to see all the old bombers and some newer ones that have been designated for the graveyard.
  • Jordan C.
    Jordan CruzeJune 8, 2011
    Good food but unless you're rich I don't suggest feeding the family here! $45 to feed 2 adults and a 7 year old lol
  • GE Aviation
    GE AviationOctober 4, 2011
    With over 300 aircrafts, you don’t want to miss out on the Lockheed SR-71 A Blackbird in Hangar 1 South … this is the only aircraft to exceed Mach 3!
  • Bob D.heart icon on user image
    Bob DMarch 9, 2018
    A must see for everyone!
  • Jeff S.heart icon on user image
    Jeff SchmidtOctober 21, 2016
    Lots of planes to look at. Also some kids can climb inside
  • Joanna P.heart icon on user image
    Joanna PoeAugust 20, 2015
    If you go on the AMARG tour, sit on the right side of the bus.
  • Hannah
    HannahSeptember 2, 2012
    Take the walking tour, it's free with admission and the docents are awesome!
  • Angry G.
    Angry GermanAugust 22, 2015
    It's in Arizona and the buildings are NOT air conditioned. Pales in comparison to the Air Force museum in Dayton.
  • ilYa D.
    ilYa DvilyanskiJune 23, 2012
    if you like planes, this is your place. some veteran staff working who love to chat and answer questions
  • Todd M.
    Todd MeedelJune 6, 2013
    One of the best air museums in the united states across from the BoneYard
  • Jenna L.
    Jenna LacovaraJanuary 28, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The 390th Memorial Museum is wonderful and heartbreaking. Definitely check it out.
  • David V.
    David VelasquezDecember 19, 2011
    The food is above average compared to other restaurants. A complete meal averages $10, also allows a wide view of the museum's aircraft yard.
  • Hussain A.heart icon on user image
    Hussain AlManasifJanuary 18, 2014
    this is an awesome place, I've been there a lot
  • Ayo L.
    Ayo LawsonSeptember 1, 2014
    Absolutely awesome. Take a couple of hours and explore.
  • Bob D.heart icon on user image
    Bob DFebruary 23, 2018
    A must go visit. Plan 3+ hours
  • Arun B.
    Arun BatchuDecember 22, 2010
    Dorothy Finley Space Gallery is worth visiting. Great hands on exploration for children.
  • Kimberly S.
    Kimberly SchmitzMarch 23, 2010
    PASM is so cool! Definitely take the AMARG tour. Call ahead to make sure there's room! Go early in the summer. Read more
  • Ethan M.
    Ethan MillerMarch 7, 2015
    A great place to check out the past.
  • russ b.heart icon on user image
    russ barschiFebruary 19, 2016
    Don't miss the boneyard, ONLY on weekdays!
  • Matt S.
    Matt ShobeDecember 29, 2013
    Awesome place to collect mad Fitbit points. See *everything*.
  • Linda H.heart icon on user image
    Linda HeckerMarch 4, 2016
    Cool plane that are passionately cared for!
  • Matthew B.
    Matthew BoeppleJune 9, 2010
    Impressive collection, including Air Force and Marine presidential transports (Yup, JFK's plane is there too). Obviously, most of the collection is outside. Check the weather, come prepared.
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