Smithsonian | Udvar-Hazy Center

Check out our visit to the Udvar-Hazy air and space museum.

Our View From Iowa

by Jim and Melanie

When we get a chance, we enjoy visiting the National Mall in Washington, DC. Over time we’ve experienced many of the museums and monuments. The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is one we have visited several times. It is full of thousands of artifacts documenting the history of aviation and space exploration. Did you know about their companion facility the Udvar-Hazy Center? It is located near Dulles airport west of the DC area in Chantilly, VA. It consists of two hangars with some iconic space and aviation exhibits. We finally got to visit and urge you to do the same if you have an interest in aviation and space.


The hangars are enormous and contain displays at every turn. It would be impossible to tell about them all. We will focus on a few exhibits that were especially impressive and memorable.

Space Shuttle Discovery

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2 thoughts on “Smithsonian | Udvar-Hazy Center

  1. oh, yes, interesting… we’ve visited it twice while we lived in Houston-NASA area, TX and we’ve kept nice memories about it…
    * * *
    glad to have landed here, via Karen S. 🙂


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