National Museum of World War II Aviation, Colorado Springs

4.8
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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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  • Fantastically well done museum with knowledgeable staff and great exhibitions. The planes are fully restored and the overall presentation of items are well done. Make sure you get the guided tour...  more »
  • What a fun and interactive tour we enjoyed!! Our guide was Mat and he was so very informative and friendly. A Corsair was on the tarmac revving up as we arrived, such a treat to see! We could...  more »
  • This place is amazing!!! We spent hours here and had the chance to see some so great history, learn more about the planes and gear they have, and got to meet a fellow Aggie at the museum!!  more »
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  • I really enjoyed this tour. We first got a "briefing" on the history of WWII. Then we walked through different hangars where people are restoring planes, not just to look beautiful, but so they can fly again. Each plane has its own interesting stories. They have a new hangar and event center opening soon - can't wait to see it!
  • The National Museum of WWII Aviation is one of those hidden gems that should be high on the list of everyone visiting Colorado Springs. For those of you that live here in the Springs, you should bring all of your out of town visitors. If you homeschool, this is a great field trip. Great WWII airplanes with tons of supporting displays. Be sure to do the 2-hour guided tour with one of the volunteer docents. If you pay online ahead of time, you'll save a couple bucks. Most of the planes (like the P-38, B-25, and more) are fully restored and are still flown.
  • Outstanding and unique museum. ALL aircraft on display are in functional status, i.e. flight ready! Some used in movies. Extremely knowledgeable docents and terrific displays. In the process of expanding. Truly a hidden gem.
  • Absolutely AMAZING!!! You get to stand next to the very aircraft that flew during WWII. The level of care taken by this group to restore and display the aircraft is impressive. The workers were all extremely nice and went out of their way to make your experience special. The chronological tour is very neat as well, giving all sorts of information on the timeline of events. If you get a chance to go - GO!!
  • This place was amazing!!! The tour guides are very informative and polite. He even took up back to the prop shop after the guide was over. The place was absolutely immaculate.

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