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Palm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs

4.8
Must see · History Museum · Educational Site
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Home to one of the largest displays of World War II aviation history, Palm Springs Air Museum honors the many contributions that U.S. pilots and citizens made towards winning the war. The collection includes a B-17 Flying Fortress, a F-16 Falcon, a F4F Wildcat, and a variety of other antique warbirds. No ropes or barriers separate visitors from exhibits. In addition to the three main air-conditioned hangars displaying 29 aircraft, relevant artwork, and other artifacts, there is a simulation center, a theater, a research library, and an airstrip, where flight demonstrations take place occasionally. With knowledgeable staff and a variety of hands-on activities, this museum will offer you a glimpse into this significant event in world history. Make Palm Springs Air Museum a part of your Palm Springs vacation plans using our Palm Springs trip itinerary maker.
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  • No words to explain how amazing this place is!! It’s a very surreal experience, and the people who work and volunteer there are wonderful. There are many workers there who were soldiers themselves... 
    No words to explain how amazing this place is!! It’s a very surreal experience, and the people who work and volunteer there are wonderful. There are many workers there who were soldiers themselves...  more »
  • If you love airplanes and history this is a must do. Plan several hours. Everything is well done and new planes always getting obtained. There are even some in the restoration process you can see... 
    If you love airplanes and history this is a must do. Plan several hours. Everything is well done and new planes always getting obtained. There are even some in the restoration process you can see...  more »
  • This is our first visit to Palm Springs and with my husband, having a war interest, this was a must visit. The experience was great and loved it. Majority of volunteers were great and helpful and had....  more
    This is our first visit to Palm Springs and with my husband, having a war interest, this was a must visit. The experience was great and loved it. Majority of volunteers were great and helpful and had....  more »
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  • No words to explain how amazing this place is!! It’s a very surreal experience, and the people who work and volunteer there are wonderful. There are many workers there who were soldiers themselves, and hearing their knowledge is something I’m grateful for. The planes are breathtaking and the displays of knowledge and artifacts engage oneself. They also have a library of Life magazines, how cool! Highly recommended taking anyone there!!
  • 2022-Oct. Lots of parking. The staff are really nice. There is a Cafe, souvenir shop, flight simulator (extra $25 for about 10 minutes) and restrooms inside. Lots of war planes that was beautifully maintained! Please give a thumbs up if this review helped you. Have a great visit!
  • I spent about 2 hours in this small museum and it was worth it. When I went there, it was Indepent Day. I didn't expect the museum to be open that day, and it was open for business as usual. The ticket price for adults is $22, and the service staff inside are all elderly. It is estimated that they are all volunteers. It feels very cordial. There are also planes and models at the door, you can take pictures,there are many models of fighter jets, as well as F117 stealth fighter jets, various audio-visual materials, pictures, and explanations. Very good experience, the key is that there are not many people visiting and it is not crowded. You can also take a plane experience every Saturday, the price is from $125-$4995, depending on how much you are willing to pay and what kind of plane you take to experience. Awesome.
  • This is an amazing museum. Not only will fans of airplanes love it here, but people who enjoy history, or even just want a unique activity to take your kids too. I recently took my 10 and 12 year old and they were fascinated with something in each hangar. There are even several planes you can get into and sit in the cockpit. Don’t forget to check out the upstairs library and flight simulators. The library was especially interesting because they had original print magazines going back to the 20’s and 30’s. It was so interesting to see the ads, stories, and prices of things back then. Make sure you take the guided plan tour which is only and extra $5. An actual retired air force pilot was working the day we went and he had some amazing stories and insight to share.
  • What a beautiful museum!! Completely surprised by this gem in the middle of Palm Springs. You walk between five different plane hangers and you see some amazing restoration! We ended our visit in the kids area. Which slightly smaller than we hopped. Wishing maybe there was opportunities through out the museum for kids to interact, but it was still so much! We enjoyed snacks out on the bleacher outside watching the planes take off due to the museum was right next to a tarmac.

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