National Museum of World War II Aviation, Colorado Springs

4.8
Must see · Military Museum · Museum
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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  • One of the best aircraft museums I've visited. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Planes are beautifully restored and operational. Highly recommend!  more »
  • I’ve visited a lot of airplane museums and this would have to rank near the top if not the top WWII aircraft museums. The airplanes were super good but the staff was even better. When we asked a...  more »
  • It was like going back in time. Displays well done with a wealth of information in addition to the planes. One of the volunteers will take you into the museum restoration facility where you will...  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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