Sunday, May 25, 2014

United States Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio

If you know anything about Joe, you know how much he loves jets, fighter jets especially, so its a wonder it took us so long to to get to the United States Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio. We spent a few hours in the museum, mainly in the cold war gallery, and we can tell you this place is even cooler than it looks on the website, and our pictures really don't even come close to doing this place justice. And be sure to thank Uncle Sam when you walk into the most insane collection of Air Force history and don't spend a dime on admission. The Air Force Museum has no admission charge.

The museum is really very impressive, and you'll have a great time looking at all the planes even if your not a fighter jet buff like Joe. The galleries are absolutely jam packed with jets of all shapes and sizes, and just walking through you get a good look at real American history. More important than the jets are the people who flew them and history of America's modern Air Force. There is a ton of history in these galleries, so come prepared to be awe struck by the planes, but be sure to take a minute a sit and watch the videos and wander through the history exhibits.

Upon entering the museum we were told that we could probably not see everything in a single day even if we raced through.  So plan to spend at least a few hours when you visit, and if you love it as much as we do, plan to make a couple more visits so you'll be sure to see everything. And if we have one tip: don't come hungry. There is no food or water allowed inside, and we couldn't find a single snack shop, so show up with a full stomach so you don't get distracted and have to leave early in search of lunch. This is a great trip for families, and we'd suggest packing a picnic lunch and keeping it in the car in a cooler so you don't have to leave the grounds. So put the US Air Force Museum in Dayton on your travel list, and watch out for Josh and Joe Travels!