National Museum of World War II Aviation, Colorado Springs

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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.
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  • Went on a great docent tour with Arnie - definitely worth the extra $5. The tour included great info on the planes and the Westpac restoration facility that was amazing and interesting. My wife... 
    Went on a great docent tour with Arnie - definitely worth the extra $5. The tour included great info on the planes and the Westpac restoration facility that was amazing and interesting. My wife...  more »
  • The docent tour with Don was excellent - interesting stories & very good information about the airplanes on display. The tour took about 2 hours and covered the highlights if aviation impacts on WW2.....  more
    The docent tour with Don was excellent - interesting stories & very good information about the airplanes on display. The tour took about 2 hours and covered the highlights if aviation impacts on WW2.....  more »
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  • One of the best museums I have been to in a while! Awesome timeline layout walk from end of WW1 to beginning and end of WW2. Follow the white arrows and you go year by year learning about this generation of aviation. Wonderfully setup, 25+ aircraft, lots of memorabilia and information. Guided tours each hour over at the separate hangar where they are always restoring new aircraft! Multiple volunteers with expert knowledge who were super friendly and clearly enthusiastic about aviation. Can easily spend 1-3 hours here, we took our time reading and following the arrows and ended up around 2.5 hours. Love this place and highly recommended.
  • Wow! I’m thrilled with the overall experience! My wife and I spent four hours in the museum and easily could’ve spent more time! I really thought the whole experience was well curated and I appreciated the personal stories that accommodated each of the artifacts. Additionally, learning about each plane in-depth was really nice. Finally, speaking to the team that helps maintain/repair the planes was equally fascinating. Please note, I’m choosing to not post more than the one photo I have included as they have asked any photos are for personal use. Just know the planes are in excellent condition and basically all are airworthy! They have an air show every other year (or so we were told) and they will have their next show this September (2022). If we didn’t live in another country, we would certainly come back for the air show.

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