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Walk From KIAD To National Air And Space Museum?  
User currently offlineMu2 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 210 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3373 times:

I am going to fly into KIAD Jan 19. I will park at the fbo (sig). Is it possible to walk from the fbo to the national air and space museum? If so is it an easy walk? Thanks.

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User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2701 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3358 times:

It would be at least a four mile walk along the shoulder of a highway. I would not recommend it. Check with Signature to see if they can take you there in their van. Be aware that the presidential inauguration is the next day and the FBO's might be overwhelmed during that time and might not be able to give you a ride. Other than that, a taxi or rental car might be the best option.

User currently offlinePhatfarmlines From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1358 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3354 times:

Auto transportation from IAD is required,unless you enjoy walking through wilderness and possibly encountering a deer along the way to the museum.

User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3706 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3319 times:

Do you have death wish? If a truck doesn't hit you some gung-ho cop who thinks you are a security risk will!


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User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3253 times:

Don't do it.... don't do it.


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User currently offlineAirgeek12 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3245 times:

Umm- Don't do it! You'll have to walk like at least 4 miles along a highway- unless you have a death wish DON't do it!

User currently offlineKanebear From United States of America, joined May 2002, 953 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3178 times:

I'd forgotten about the Udvar-Hazy center at IAD and was thinking "Four miles to the Mall???" It's actually 2.5 miles according to the site http://www.nasm.si.edu/visit/directions_uhc.cfm . I'd recommend taking a taxi there and getting the taxi service number to have them pick you up on the way back. Dulles is not pedestrian-friendly at ALL, don't bother trying.

User currently offlineTriJetFan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3165 times:
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Wait, isnt IAD like 20 minutes in a car to downtown DC?


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User currently offlinePITrules From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3203 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3126 times:

When the museum opened, they had a free shuttle from the terminal (which is within walking distance of Signature). I'm not sure if it still runs, but it's worth looking into if you're going.


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User currently offlineRupesNZ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3107 times:

The Smithsonian website makes mention of taking a cab - around $20 from recollection - for those interested, see a few pics on the following link..

http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~rupert they are on page 2

The museum still needs to improve on a few things - including better lighting imho so that pictures can be more easily taken - though I know the light may damage the aircraft so catch 22 i guess.

However as you can't take in tripods, some fixed ( to the railings etc ) camera mounts would not go astray!



User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8902 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3106 times:

Taxi is about $10 each way from the terminal to the museum...the ride is along highways, so walking isn't the best idea...

Jeff


User currently offlineFlyguy1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2993 times:

I am thinking of taking a day trip down there this spring, and have a few questions. I know there are 2 separate locations for the museum- The National Mall, and Dulles museum. Is one more worthwhile than the other? Can both be done during a one day trip only? Are there separate admissions, the website is a bit clunky with smaller details.


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User currently offlineSprxUSA From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2985 times:

There is a shuttle bus scheduled from downtown museum to the one at IAD. I think it is/was $5 for a rt, but I may be wrong.
Last Jan I took taxi from IAD to museum and taxi driver seemed a bit put off to only go that short of a distance, so in my mind, I say screw the taxi. But as mentioned, IAD sucks for walking or any cheap way around. You would be better off going to DCA then take metro into town then shuttle out to U-H Annex.



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User currently offlineFlyguy1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2961 times:

Sprz:
I assume you wen to both locations, which one did you prefer, or both?



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User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2946 times:

Admission to the NASM is free, like all Smithsonian museums. At Udvar-Hazy there is a $12 fee for parking. There is a shuttle that runs from the NASM on the mall to Udvar- Hazy.

User currently offlineDbo861 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 887 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2869 times:

I personally prefer the Udvar-Hazy museum over the one at the Mall. The best part is the observation deck, which is 7 stories up and over looks Dulles.

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