Take a Look at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
There’s plenty to do on your trip to Virginia. Whether you want to take a look at all the historic Virginia homes the state has to offer or simply enjoy the modern amenities of DC or downtown Richmond, you’ll have a hard time getting bored. But one interesting tourist attraction you must check out is definitely the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
Opened in 2003, as a companion facility to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, this center sees thousands of tourists a year who love looking up at the scale airplanes hung above them.
There are more than just airplanes from yesteryear to enjoy though. While there’s nothing wrong with getting your picture taken next to the Lockheed SR-71, you’ll also be amazed at all the spacecraft housed inside the museum as well. You can even take in a thrilling remake of a World War II dog fight that illustrates just how perilous it was to fly during the war.
If you want to see the real thing, the museum features a perfect view of the Washington Dulles International Airport. You’ll have the best seat in the house by sitting at the top of the 164 foot Donald D. Engen Observation tower.
While there are many sights and famous Richmond, VA houses to explore, this museum is a location that can’t be missed.