Top Air Force officials attending the annual Corona Top conference at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base took part in the opening of the new fourth building at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. A watchdog group has questioned the costs of conference, which attracted 60 generals and a large support staff. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Photo: Ty Greenlees
Photo: Ty Greenlees

2 Ohio museums, including Air Force Museum, near the top of best U.S. museums list

It takes an incredible amount of time, effort and money to put together an entire museum. That makes Ohio pretty spoiled considering we have two of the very best in the nation. 

Business Insider Magazine named the “The 25 best museums in America,” in order and coming in at number 11 was our very own National Museum of the USAF

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Almost topping the entire list was our neighbor up North, Cleveland’s Museum of Art, at number two.

“According to the U.S. government, there are upwards of 35,000 museums in America. For comparison, there are about 13,000 Starbucks across the country,” according to an article by a Cleveland publication, the Scene.

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Business Insider said among the things that make the Air Force Museum special are the more than 360 aircraft and missiles on display at the “Dayton attraction,” including the Boeing B-29 Superfortress that dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki and the Boeing plane that served as Air Force One in the ‘60s and ‘70s. 


What: National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Where: 1100 Spaatz St., Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433 (near Dayton)

When: Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: Free admission and parking

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