With an estimated 1 million visitors a year, this tourist attraction in Dayton Ohio is worth exploring. And while we only spent the better part of a single morning touring the museum, it’s easily a full-day or multi-day experience.
Parking and admission to the Dayton Air Force Museum are free. A “Souvenir Aircraft Locator Map” of the museum is available for any donation amount.
There are over 360 aircraft and missiles on display, and most are real planes that have flown in wars and have been restored.
If you wanted to visit the Air Force museum and take advantage of their free guided tours, you’ll want to arrive between 9:30 and 9:45 am as the tour of the first building begins at 10 am.
We spent about 3 hours at the Air Force Museum in Dayton and saw most of what we wanted to see, but you could easily spend a full day or more touring the museum.
I have to say that I really appreciated the museum guide who greeted us before we entered the first exhibit hangar. Seeing that I had a 3yo with me, he was quick to point out the “really big planes” as well as the hands-on exhibits that would help to draw my youngest in.