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Naval Air Station RICHMOND, is a museum contained within the Gold Coast Railroad Museum, at the Zoo Miami location in south Miami-Dade county, Florida.

The entire, original area of 2,500 acres was purchased by the Navy at the beginning of World War II from the Richmond Timber Company, hence the rather unusual name for the base and it's not being connected in any way with Richmond, Virginia, a common assumption by many visitors.

The base consisted of three huge airship hangars as well as fixed-wing aircraft support facilities. After NAS LAKEHURST, NAS RICHMOND was the second largest airship facility in the United States.

The original property has been parceled out and is now home to Zoo Miami, the Gold Coast Railroad Museum, University of Miami, South Campus, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy Time Observatory, U.S. Federal Prison, F.A.A. equipment, Larry and Penny Thompson Park, Robert Morgan Vocational High School, and the Department of Defense.

The Gold Coast Railroad Museum has preserved a good deal of what survived the hurricane and fire of September, 1945, that ended the existence of the air station. A small, FREE, photographic exhibit area about the base is open to the public in the Museum Store and much of the surviving hangar structure is on public display.
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