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United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs

Categories: Tourist Spots, Military Facilities, Educational Sites
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web
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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  • I drive for Uber and had to drop a person off and I notice that the signs need to be more detailed. Otherwise you can get lost, some staff working post will not allow user in but besides that the area...  read more »
  • We went to the USAF twice – once to attend a church service and the other to see our very first American football game! The USAF were playing the Navy and we got tickets! Our first experience of tailg...  read more »
  • Spectacular views and monuments. A real credit to the USAF and our nation. Impressive by any standard. Wildlife everywhere from mule deer to wild turkeys. 
  • 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.
  • If you are driving through town you should definitely make this quick detour
  • 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!
  • Really cool architecture, however the place could clearly use some renovations on the inside.
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