United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs

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As you're driving toward this museum and military campus, the iconic accordion-shaped chapel will help you spot United States Air Force Academy. The campus, in a scenic area filled with Rocky Mountain fresh air, covers 7,500 hectares (18,500 acres) and is the place U.S. Air Force cadets start out. In addition to the museum and chapel, you can visit the athletic center, stadium, cadet field house, and more. All tours are self-guided. Use our Colorado Springs itinerary builder to visit United States Air Force Academy on your trip to Colorado Springs, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We started our visit out at the Visitor's Center and walked around the exhibits and the gift shop while we waited for the main Cadet Chapel to open (there was a wedding). My 6 year old was a little di...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Visiting family in Colorado Springs and stopped for the tour. We enjoyed it immensely, especially the chapel. The docent in the main chapel was full of information. She told us a lot about the Catholi...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    A must for all nearby, the chapel is mega and the info video "the first 365 days in the Academy" are very interesting.
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  • March 28, 2017
    What an absolutely stunning building! (Yeah, I'll confess, I only came here after seeing it in the new PS4 game Horizon: Zero Dawn). Made the experience even more special, seeing it in real-life. The place is immaculate, and people are very helpful. Take the tour, you won't regret it.
  • May 17, 2017
    A beautiful place to visit and take pictures! Stay on the main floor for that. If you happen to be visiting for mass, the Catholic Church is in the basement. At the main entrance, take the steps down and the entrance is right there in front. I believe there are other Donominations on this floor as well but they are further back. In the Catholic Church there are restrooms and water at the very back near the entrance.
  • May 6, 2017
    Amazing architecture. Truly beautiful place to worship. My favorite place in Colorado Springs.
  • March 4, 2017
    A stunning building. You definitely need to take a tour and see all of the different chapels housed within. It is an absolutely stunning experience.
  • June 11, 2017
    A cool place to go if you ever get the chance.

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