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Visit to Dulles museum

July 16 2017 at 2:44 PM
jose luis fauste  (Login fausted)
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Next August I will on Washington DC...which is the best way to go to Dulles air museum from downtown???,..no rental car..so by bus, taxi....

Rgds and thanks in advance


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Joel Smith
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Use "the Metro"

July 16 2017, 3:10 PM 

The Metro is a commuter rail system in DC. IIRC, the Metro goes to NASM Udvar Hazy near Dulles.

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Ed Grune - lurking ship guy
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not sure that the rail service goes direct to Udvar-Hazy

July 16 2017, 3:28 PM 

You may have to transfer to a MetroBus for the last leg. The Smithsonian's website has info for out-of-towners on how to get to their sites, including the museum annex out near Dulles airport

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Yellow Line Metro

July 17 2017, 7:24 AM 

If you're in DC, take a Yellow Metro to L'Enfant, exit the train, go North and the Smithsonian Air & Space is two blocks north on the Mall. No need for a circulator bus.

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Evil Wayne
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July 17 2017, 1:17 PM 

Since you asked - from the website.

From the Museum in DC:

Exit Museum at Independence Ave.
Cross intersection; turn right onto Maryland Ave. and walk one block to the L'Enfant Plaza Metro station.
Take Metro Silver Line to Wiehle-Reston East station. Fares paid with metrorail passes or SmarTrip cards.
Transfer to Fairfax Connector Bus No. 983. Bus fares paid with SmarTrip card or cash. Bus drivers do not carry change.
Exit bus at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center stop.

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(Login Scrodes)
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There's a direct shuttle.

July 16 2017, 3:20 PM 

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(Login Nav1Bill)
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Sorry. This is no "direct shuttle" to UHC. You...

July 16 2017, 4:36 PM 

take the Silver Line Metro (train) to the Weihle station and changed to the Fairfax Connector Bus No. 963. The bus drops off at the UHC entrance.
The cited NASM web page is a bit confusing. There is no Metro train station near UHC. You must take the bus from the station. However, those who I have talked to say it is no complicated. Allow up to an hour for the travel, one way.


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Steve Heeb
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And two considerations for once you get there...

July 16 2017, 5:30 PM 

1.) make sure you have PLENTY of time --- there is a lot to see!

2.) make sure you have fully charged camera batteries (did I mention there was a lot to see?)

Metro--> Bus--> Heaven!


Steve Heeb; Puyallup, WA
In fond memory of Loran B Heeb
"Ol' Scrapiron"
447th BG; Rattlesden England

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Don McIntyre
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Take Extra Batteries AND Extra Memory Cards n/t

July 17 2017, 10:10 AM 

Don McIntyre
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"The more I deal with people, the more I like my dog."

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I live nearby

July 16 2017, 6:34 PM 

Jose, when are you planning to visit? Where are you staying in the DC area. This museum is on the Dulles airport property. If you can get to Dulles (lots of options from the hotels), you can easily cab from the airport terminal -- the return might be more challenging. Depending on where you are staying Uber might be your best bet. This is my favorite aviation museum in the world. You can get close to the exhibits, there is lots of room. I visit frequently and still look forward to every visit.

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If you are with a group; go twice

July 16 2017, 11:55 PM 

Once for he group; family; the second time for your own interest. (I keep going with in laws and non-aviation fans= major fail).

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Dave Cantrell
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The next time..

July 17 2017, 12:43 PM 

I go to the AF Museum in Dayton, I will be going by myself. Went with the wife and my two nephews and they (the two kids anyway) wanted to race through it to get back to the damned swimming pool at the Hotel.


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July 18 2017, 8:32 AM 

If I go to ANYTHING aviation related, I go by myself, or with a model geek buddy.

I just did Udvar Hazey a couple months ago with a fellow model geek...we looked at everything, twice! And still could have hung out there longer.

We did a cruise a year or so ago and pulled into Florida...wife and daughter went to Universal Studios for the day...I went to JFK Space Center, and it was the wife who bought the tickets that way! happy.gif

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