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The National Naval Aviation Museum, located aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, has been named one of the top 25 museums in the country by travel website TripAdvisor.

The announcement came as part of the site’s annual Travelers’ Choice Awards, which ranks destinations based on quantity and quality of user reviews and ratings.

“We are thrilled that the National Naval Aviation Museum has again been named a top museum by TripAdvisor,” said retired Navy Capt. Sterling Gilliam, museum director. “It’s especially satisfying given TripAdvisor rankings are driven by user-generated content. It’s nice to know our visitors are having a good experience when they visit our campus.”

Visitors enjoy the National Naval Aviation Museum, located aboard NAS Pensacola. (National Naval Aviation Museum/Special to The Pulse)

Visitors enjoy the National Naval Aviation Museum, located aboard NAS Pensacola. (National Naval Aviation Museum/Special to The Pulse)

TripAdvisor.com has more than 350 million unique visitors each month and more than 385 million reviews and opinions covering more than 6.6 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions.

The 350,000 square foot National Naval Aviation Museum ranks 14th on TripAdvisor’s 2016 list of U.S. museums, which also includes the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, The Museum of Modern Arts, The Getty Center, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, and others.

The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Admission is free.

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