DAYTON, Ohio -- The Dawn Patrol Rendezvous World War I Fly-In takes place every other year at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Air Force Museum named one of the best museums for travelers

One of the most reputable travel and booking websites just gave Dayton’s U.S. Air Force Museum sky-high kudos.

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Today, TripAdvisor announced the official 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards for Museums, and Dayton’s pride and joy that is the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force was ranked No. 19 this year. This museum of flight is a “must visit for aircraft enthusiasts,” according to the museum’s most recent TripAdvisor review.

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It is the only Ohio museum to make the top 25. The No. 1 pick is The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum.

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Participants will enjoy a number of hands-on activities during Family Day on July 21 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken LaRock)

The top-ranked museums include “some of the world’s finest collections of art, science, culture and history,” according to a TripAdvisor press release.

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The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force opened the Memphis Belle exhibit to the public on Thursday after a 13-year restoration. Staff and volunteers worked 55,000 hours to restore the iconic World War II bomber. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Photo: Staff Writer

This announcement comes just days after Dayton History unveiled the news that Dayton is now anchored as the home of the Wright Brothers National Museum.

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