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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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  • Stop by the visitors center for a look into the history and life of the Academy. There is also a gift shop for all things Air Force. Next, take the walk to the Chapel. Here you will see a place where ...  more »
  • Even if you are NOT or never have been see the ACADEMY.....Include GARDEN of the Gods ....Manitou Springs ....very eclectic.....Explore the Van Briggle museum.....we have many many wonderful reasons t...  more »
  • The Chapel is breathtaking. The pipe organ is immense and well designed to fit in the modern feel of the sanctuary. There are 3 more places for worship in the building: a Synagogue, a Catholic Chapel,...  more »
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  • The iconic cadet chapel is a must-see attraction if you are in the Colorado Springs area. The feat of architecture alone makes it worth the visit. The 17 spires make a unique design on the outside, and the inside is outstanding. Stain glass windows line the spires and sides of the chapel, making the inside gorgeous as well. The chapel has multiple levels to include the protestant chapel, Catholic chapel, and Buddhist chapel. The services here are generally pretty good and serve as an awesome experience, especially since a lot of it is cadet run. The chapel is a great place to visit and is a must-do!
  • Got to go here during a high school trip and it was gorgeous inside. The architecture is really neat to see in person.
  • What an incredible building. As you walk up to it, the architecture is breathtaking. The grounds are immaculate, those visiting and using the space very courteous. The inside is just as incredible as the outside, with beautiful lighting, great acoustics, and of course very clean. If you get the chance to go inside this chapel - do it!
  • If you are driving through town you should definitely make this quick detour
  • Awesome architecture.