Pima Air and Space Museum boasts one of the world's largest aircraft collections with more than 300 commercial, private, and military planes. Study the supersonic SR-71 spy plane, the aircraft that carried the Hubble Telescope, and the world's smallest biplane. Stop by the Freedom One, the plane that flew home 55 Americans citizens imprisoned during the Iran hostage crisis. You can also visit the 390th Memorial Museum, a standalone World War II military museum. Bring water and sunscreen with you; touring the outdoor displays can mean considerable time in the sun. Make Pima Air and Space Museum a centerpiece of your Tucson vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Tucson road trip planning website.
Pima Air and Space Museum reviews
We loved seeing the old planes, especially the WWII era planes. I got to see a Sabre jet like the one my uncle flew in Korea. There was so much to see that it really takes more than one day. The... more »
Was overwhelmed by the amount of planes to see and read about while we were there. Would have been helpful to go on a guided tour but it wasn’t offered due to COVID. We still enjoyed walking around... more »
This is an amazing museum! It is huge with so much to see both indoors and outdoors. You could definitely spend an entire day here. We saw so many different types of aircraft and took many great photos! Unfortunately, my family arrived just a couple of hours before closing, on a hot summer afternoon, so we didn't have time to take it all in fully. If you go in the summer, I suggest getting there early and bringing lots of water.
If you are a Military Aircraft Geek, or just have a General Curiosity about The History of Flight, this is the Place for You! Excellent Collection, Friendly and Helpful Staff, and Reasonably Priced. Great way to spend some leisure time. Be sure to get there early if you would like to take the tram tour of the outdoor area. It does get pretty hot during the day. Tram tours end about 1 p.m. in the Summer.
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