When in Pensacola (Florida) I recommend visiting the National Museum of Naval Aviation and the Pensacola lighthouse. Both are located on the Pensacola Naval Air Station and are FREE! Citizens just need to show proper photo ID at the entrance gate. You will be given a dash pass to display while you are visiting.
Even if you have been there before, the museum has a new addition you should see – Hangar Bay One.
Be prepared to spend several hours at the museum complex. There are two floors of exhibits, Hangar Bay One, as well as other attractions (IMAX theater and FREE trolley tour). The museum also has a restaurant, gift shop and library/gallery to enjoy.
Here are some photos I took on a recent visit to Hangar Bay One.
National Museum of Naval Aviation
Free Parking and Admission (see website for additional IMAX prices)
Museum Open Daily (except holidays) 9 am – 5 pm
And again, don’t forget to visit the haunted lighthouse while you’re there!
Located across from the National Museum of Aviation
Free Parking / Free Admission to Museum
$5 for Lighthouse Climb (see website for additional prices and special events)
Open Monday – Saturday 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Check their websites for special Blue Angels dates, especially if you want to view them from the top of the lighthouse. Additional cost for lighthouse climb during Blue Angels schedule.