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An educational complex and World War II museum focused on conveying the significant industrial activities which took place in America to support the World War II effort. Motivating children and adults in science, technology, engineering and math is a key objective of this educational and historic experience. High technology computer displays are paired with flight ready World War II American fighters and bombers to convey the significance of that industrial effort and its legacy in today's world of space, aviation, and computer technology.Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to National Museum of World War II Aviation by using our Colorado Springs online tour planner.
National Museum of World War II Aviation reviews
Phenomenal experience, 95% indoors 5% walking from hanger to amazing hanger, Rob, listen incredible docent and well worth the five dollar extra. His two hour tour included multiple stories, stopping..... more
Phenomenal experience, 95% indoors 5% walking from hanger to amazing hanger, Rob, listen incredible docent and well worth the five dollar extra. His two hour tour included multiple stories, stopping..... more »
In case you’re wondering, when we visited, all the exhibits and planes were in hangars that were nice and warm - an added bonus since it was 30 degrees outside. The museum has it’s own free parking...
In case you’re wondering, when we visited, all the exhibits and planes were in hangars that were nice and warm - an added bonus since it was 30 degrees outside. The museum has it’s own free parking... more »
This is a must-see stop if you are a museum or history lover… or, even if you are not! The collection of aircraft here is amazing. Equally amazing is that almost all of them are in flying condition and the few that are not are in restoration to be able to fly. Make sure you allocate enough time to make your way through the exhibits. I highly recommend taking the guided tour. It takes about 2 hours and is well worth it. Our docent was very knowledgeable. He spoke to the group at a level that was understandable for the beginner aviation enthusiast and could quickly answer questions posed by the more experienced in our tour group. The displays are nicely arranged. You can get up close and personal with the aircraft and learn details with the accompanying graphics and memorabilia on display. WestPac Restorations is included in the tour so you have a chance to see all the work that goes into restoring these planes.
We had such a great time on what is sure to be the first of many visits! It was an incredibly well put together museum, the displays were top-notch and filled with information and pieces of history! The tour was worth the extra $5.00. It was a great way to get perspective and be able to ask questions. Not only did we learn about the aircraft, but about the painstaking details that go into restoring them. Definitely worth the time and money!
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