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National Museum of Naval Aviation

  • 1750 Radford Blvd. Map It
  • Pensacola

Published 09/18/2015

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Within the Pensacola Naval Air Station, this 300,000-square-foot museum has more than 140 historic aircraft. Among them are the NC-4, which in 1919 became the first plane to cross the Atlantic; the famous World War II fighter the F-6 Hellcat; and the Skylab Command Module.

Other attractions include an atomic bomb (it's defused, we promise), and the restored Cubi Bar Café—a very cool former airmen's club transplanted here from the Philippines. Relive the morning's maneuvers in the 14-seat motion-based simulator as well as an IMAX theater playing Fighter Pilot, The Magic of Flight, and other educational films. Pensacola, also known as the "Cradle of Naval Aviation," celebrated the 100th Anniversary of Naval Aviation in 2011.

Sight Information


Pensacola Naval Air Station, 1750 Radford Blvd., Pensacola, Florida, 32508, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Museum free, IMAX film $8.75
  • Daily 9–5

Published 09/18/2015


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