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Top spots for aviation and spaceflight enthusiasts

There are multiple places around the country to learn about space.

There are multiple places around the country to learn about space.

Flight lovers may want to be near a place where they can continue learning about their fascination with planes and space shuttles. No worries if you prefer space flight or airplanes, as there are many areas throughout the country that will cater to lovers of both. These areas are spread across the country, so there may be a locale that makes you feel right at home. If so, grab your moving boxes and tell your moving company to schedule a relocation date.

Space Center Houston
Moving to Houston may be a great idea for spaceflight fans, as it is the location of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, which is one of the many homes of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. This venue offers plenty of activities that you and your family can enjoy together. The area is home to multiple exhibits, including the NASA Tram Tour, according to Space Center Houston. This helps you get an idea of what space is like while on the International Space Station, as well as other aspects of space exploration.

Wright Brothers National Memorial
If you are more into airplanes, then you may want to visit the place where it all started, by heading to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. According to The National Park Service, this is where Kitty Hawk is located, which is the sight of the first flight of the Wright Brothers, and now the Wright Brothers National Memorial. It is possible to climb Big Kill Devil Hill, which is marked with a large pylon, denoting the experiments completed there by the brothers.

Kennedy Space Center
Head a few hours south and you will be on the Atlantic Coast of Florida. The Kennedy Space Center is located on Merritt Island, which is the former site of the shuttle launch program, and one of NASA's largest venues. The area still launches rockets, and the Visitor Complex is a great place to learn about space flight, according to NASA. This includes tours and conversations with astronauts.

National Naval Aviation Museum
Staying in the same state will give you an ability to check out another popular flight education area. Heading out to the westernmost area of the Sunshine State's Panhandle, and you will arrive in Pensacola. Here is the Naval Air Station Pensacola, as well as the National Naval Aviation Museum. The venue allows you to check out the Navy's flight history, which the museum's website notes is guided by retired pilots. For those who want to examine the aircrafts for themselves, it is possible to see them without the help of a tour guide.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Traveling to the nation's capital will get you the best of both flight worlds. A part of the Smithsonian Institution, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum may give flying buffs everything they could want in a museum.

According to the museum, the area has many permanent fixtures regarding the history of both airplanes and space crafts, as well as many temporary exhibitions. Whether you are looking for the detailed American history regarding flying, or are looking for exhibits on international progress through the years, there are plenty of options at your disposal. This is just one of the many attractions available in Washington, D.C. to learn about the nation's history.