National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

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The National Museum of the United States Air Force is the official museum of the United States Air Force located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, northeast of Dayton, Ohio. The NMUSAF has one of the world\’s largest collections with more than 360 aircraft and missiles on display. The museum draws over 1.3 million visitors each year. Three aircraft hangars and a missile silo make up the museum complex, and a fourth building will open to the public in June 2016. The huge museum has everything from a Wright Brothers 1909 Flyer to a Sopwith Camel (WWI biplane) and the ‘Little Boy’ type atomic bomb (decommissioned and rendered safe for display) dropped on Hiroshima.

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Wings Over Houston Airshow 2015

Wings Over Houston Airshow 2015

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The 31st annual Wings Over Houston Air Show took place this year at Ellington Field. It is one of the largest civic events in Metropolitan Houston. One of the top air shows in the United States is dedicated to showcasing vintage World War II aircraft. Houston Airshow attracted more than 90,000 festival goers throughout Houston as well as from around the globe.

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U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds at AAS 2015

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds at AAS 2015

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The Thunderbirds have the privilege and responsibility to perform for people all around the world, displaying the pride, precision and professionalism of American Airmen. The Thunderbirds are assigned to the 57th Wing, and are based at Nellis AFB, Nevada. On May 25, 1953, the Air Force’s official air demonstration team, designated the 2600th Air Demonstration Unit, was activated at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The unit adopted the name “Thunderbirds,” influenced in part by the strong Native American culture and folklore from the southwestern United States where Luke Air Force Base is located.

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New York Botanical Garden in Bronx

New York Botanical Garden in Bronx

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The New York Botanical Garden boasts one of the world\’s greatest collections of plants. You can explore 50 diverse gardens and plant collections across 250 acres of year-round beauty throughout the National Historic Landmark landscape, including 30,000 magnificent trees. A wonderful journey into the country in the heart of an urban center. The gardens are always so lovely to visit, any time of the year.

Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed Mondays (except Federal Holidays, like Memorial Day, Labor Day)
Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas

Grounds-Only Admission
Adults $10
Seniors: $5
Students (with valid ID): $5
Children (2-12 years), $2
Children under 2: Free
Members: Free

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The Old U.S. Mint in New Orleans

The Old U.S. Mint in New Orleans

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The Old U.S. Mint is currently the location of the Louisiana Historical Center. Mint holds title of being the only mint to produce American and Confederate coinage. It operated as a branch mint of the United States Mint from 1838 to 1861 and from 1879 to 1909. During that years of operation, it produced over 427 million gold and silver coins.

Opening hours:
Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 4:30 pm.
Closed Monday and state holidays.

Admissions:
Adults: $6
Students, Senior Citizens, Active Military: $5
Children 12 and under: Free

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